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Do you know what happened last week? It was very traumatic. I can barely speak of it a week later.

Our baby turned five.

FIVE.

She starts kindergarten in the fall. My heart, it breaks.

Okay, so that is a wee bit dramatic. But my little girl is growing up and I think every parent knows that little ache in your chest as your child reaches yet another milestone. And speaking of ‘wee’, this is a milestone that we are still working on. Izzy has been like, 95% potty trained since she was two. However, nighttime training has been a challenge. 

We can’t seem to get Iz out of training pants in the bedtime hours – and frankly, it’s getting pricey! I’m sick of buying case after case of trainers that don’t quite live up to the challenge of a five-year-old bladder. You know what’s fun? Bleaching a brand new mattress. So now that Izzy is going to be a big girl heading off to kindergarten, it's time to stop having such a lackadaisical attitude about the nocturnal bathroom issues. 

Here are some tips for encouraging nighttime dryness:

  1. Daytime dryness should be established first. Check!
  2. No trainers for naps and waking hours. Check!
  3. Encouraging lots of liquids in the daytime hours but limit them closer to bedtime. In addition, keep the evening quantities small and limit them to water or milk. 
  4. Tinkle is so nice, we do it twice! Hit the potty 30 minutes before bed and have them try again just before lights out. 
  5. Remind your little fire hydrant that anytime they wake in the night, they should try to go to the potty.
  6. Lastly, no trainers! Eeek! But this is where the fantastic GoodNites Bed Mats and GoodNites Bedtime Underwear come in.
    If you aren't quite ready to go trainer-free, use the GoodNites Bedtime Underwear. They are super-thin and feel a lot like real undies. 
    I am loving the GoodNites Bed Mats for a few reasons. One: they are not noisy! No crunchy noises as Izzy rolls around at night. They also breathe! No sweaty Betties up in this bedroom!
    But my favorite feature on the GoodNites Bed Mats is the sticky backing that will hold the sheet in place as she performs her aforementioned nightly acrobatics.
So here we go! Tonight will be our first night of (sort of) big girl underpants in bed and using GoodNites Bed Mats as a backup. I'll let you know how it goes. Are you still working nighttime training? If you stop by Target, you can pick up GoofNites products with a store coupon and get a $1.50 off any GoodNites product.

Do you have any tips for me on how we can help Izzy be successful with nighttime bathroom trips? I'd love to hear your success stories!

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