How to Help with Bedwetting
Make sure your child goes to the toilet 4-7 times a day, including right before bedtime.
2. Try to stop using pull-ups or nappies 🙀
Your child will think that it doesn't really matter if they pee in a nappy; it doesn't feel as wet as wet pyjamas.
Instead...3. Use a washable bed pad 🛏
Choosing the right bedwetting mats is crucial. It's best to pick an allergy friendly, washable and comfortable one, like PeapodMats, so it doesn't disturb your little one's sleep. PeapodMats stay in place without straps and don't make rustling sounds, like some other brands on the market.4. Be prepared 📋
Good preparation is key - lots of ready bed changes, washable bed pads and pyjamas.
5. Light the way to the toilet 💡
Make sure your child can get to the toilet by themselves at night. Night time potty training can take longer if your child is scared of the dark. Night-lights in their room, and on the way to the bathroom, can help.6. Avoid drinks before bedtime 🥛
An empty bladder should help with a drier night.
7. Find out the reason for bedwetting.
8. If bedwetting is caused by an anxiety, there are ways to help them.
How To Choose A Bedding Protection? 🛏
Glad you asked! There are a few things to consider:1. Make sure it’s safe!
Many widely available mattress protectors/waterproof pads contain PVC which is linked to many serious illnesses, including asthma. PeapodMats don't! We use TPU which is a green alternative to PVC.2. It has to be comfortable.
PVC mattress protectors are crinkly and uncomfortable. You need something that’s pleasant and soft to sleep on, especially because many children have very sensitive skin! PeapodMats are squishy soft and contain no annoying, rustly plastic.3. It needs to stay in place all night.
To make sure your child is comfortable, and the bed is always protected, your mattress protector need to stay put, all night long. PeapodMats have a brushed polyester base which grabs on to your sheets and won't budge, even without straps!4. It should be absorbent.
You need a product that absorbs wee fast! The last thing you want is your little one sitting in a puddle of wee. PeapodMats safely absorb over 1 litre/6 cups of liquid. To compare: the adult bladder can hold up to 2 cups of urine at one time.5. It should be easy to change and quick drying.
PeapodMats are very easy to look after and they dry fast! It’s as easy as looking after a terry cotton towel but with all the above benefits!