Regular readers will know already that I am supporting DryNites with their campaign to boost children’s confidence in overcoming the bedwetting stage by being an Ambassador and sharing the positivity.
I am not alone in wanting to spread the word on this rather wonderful campaign as celebrity mum Denise van Outen teams up with the UK’s number one Kids Coach Naomi Richards to share some great tips information and positivity on how we as parents can support our children through this stage in their development.
Bedwetting is not one of the most looked forward to events in the learning curve you go through as a parent but its one that makes the biggest hurdle from infant to child and I personally know how hard it can be when your child is wetting the bed night after night.
The DryNites Confident Kids 24/7 campaign aims to provide parents with helpful tools and advice to boost their child’s confidence and overcome challenges such as bedwetting
• It is important that your child feels confident to help them overcome the bedwetting phase
• DryNites pyjama pants offer discreet, age-appropriate protection for your child to help them feel as grown-up at night as they do during the day
I love this campaign that means we look for the positivity in this phase of development instead of focussing on the negative and the campaign has some fantastic tips inspired by Naomi Richards:
Tips for inspiring confidence in the day
- Focus on your child’s daytime routine, not on what happened at night
- Get them to understand that they have little control over how their body is working whilst they are asleep
- Emphasise how well they are doing in other areas of their life and highlight how grown up they are becoming
- Ask your child for their opinion or advice on something so they feel like they are being considered
Tips for inspiring confidence at night
- Parents should encourage their child to enjoy bedtime with questions such as ‘what story would you like to read’ or ‘what bath toy would you like to play with’. This allows your child to make decisions for themself which can make them feel empowered
- Instead of reading your child a story, why not ask them to read to you? This is a great way of them showing off the skills they have learned at school
- Parents should use bedtime to talk to their child about their day and discuss with them any worries they might have
- Many children are afraid of the dark, so ensure there is easy access and lighting to the toilet at night
- Encourage your child to put their pyjamas and DryNites® pyjama pants in their own storage bag. Each night you can ask them to take out their bed clothes and get dressed themselves
Did you know that you are not alone, bedwetting affects almost 600,000 children every year. DryNites® are designed for older children who have not yet managed to stay dry throughout the night.
For more information visit www.drynites.co.uk
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with DryNites