Although Little One is only 2, I am always mindful of the fact that soon enough, the night-time toilet training stage will be upon us. Although as parents, we haven't yet had any experience of this stage of childhood, I know lots of other parents who have, and also parents who have had experiences of children bedwetting. But bedwetting is a perfectly normal part of growing up and affects almost 600,000 children in the UK every year. Although most become dry on their own, it can be an anxious and unpredictable time. DryNites® Pyjama Pants are the perfect confidence booster for bedtime, and provide age-appropriate, night-time protection to help make children feel as grown up at night as they do during the day.
One of the most common challenges children can face is bedwetting, which can have a real impact on self-esteem, and with that in mind, DryNites® has teamed up with children’s confidence coach Naomi Richards to launch Confident Kids 24/7, providing parents with helpful tools and advice to boost their child's confidence.
Mum Naomi draws on her own experiences and shares some of her best advice to help parents and little ones tackle the bedwetting speed bump.
Try something new During the day, encourage your child to try new things. If they aren’t sure about something or don’t want to, it’s not a problem – what’s important is to provide them with the choice, this helps empower them in their decision making and builds self-esteem.
Top marks! Emphasise how well they are doing in all areas of their life and highlight how grown up they are becoming. Remind your child what they’ve achieved that day, ask who they’ve spoken to and what they’ve learned. By encouraging them to get excited about their achievements you’ll instantly make them feel great.
Communication is key Always communicate with your child and ask their opinions or advice on something, this makes them feel valued. Parents should use bedtime to talk to their child about their day and discuss with them any worries they might have.
Time for a story Instead of reading your child a bedtime story, why not ask them to read to you? This is a great way to get them to share the skills they’ve learned during the day and will make them feel really proud.
Banish the bogeyman! Many children are afraid of the dark, so ensure there is easy access and lighting to the toilet at night.
It’s out of your control… Get them to understand that they have little control over how their body is working whilst they are asleep, so night time accidents aren’t their fault.
Keep it tidy! Encourage your child to tidy their pyjamas and DryNites® pyjama pants into their own storage bag. Each night you can ask them to take out their bed clothes and get dressed themselves.
For more advice from Naomi Richards and celebrity mum Denise van Outen visit www.drynites.co.uk and head to the DryNites® Confident Kids 24/7 tab.
I am partnering with DryNites® to offer one lucky reader a fantastic bedtime kit to help encourage confidence at night time. The kit includes four packs of DryNites® Pyjama Pants and two packs of DryNites® Bed Mats which are discreet and easy to use.
Check out www.drynites.co.uk for more information on bedwetting and tips on how to inspire confidence in your little one as they grow into a ‘big kid’.
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