Build Confidence, Stop Nighttime Bedwetting with GoodNites TruFit
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When my son was diagnosed with Autism I knew that how we approached many things dealing with him would be different. Now at four although he’s starting to show signs of being interested in potty training it’s not been an easy road. Getting him to sit still to use the potty or toilet hasn’t been easy and usually ends up with melt downs. Since he’s in school for a few hours a day we wanted to get him used to the idea of using the potty. I know the normal tips and tricks I used with my two older kids wouldn’t get it done so we are trying it in reverse. Most kids learn and master potty training during the day and have a hard time with it at night. For us I am going to start with changing his nighttime routine and then work on changing up his daytime routine.
Our son is non-verbal so our first steps with potty training means we’ll have to teach him signs and make sure he understands the feelings associated with using the bathroom. This is one of the main reasons why I wanted to try training in reverse. Building up his confidence during the night while working with him on the other things during the day. I have heard about GoodNites TruFit Real Underwear before but I never though about trying it. I know I didn’t want to keep my son in diapers or training pants at night so these seemed like they would do the trick. TruFit are real cotton underwear that are washable and reusable that comes with disposable inserts.
I headed out to our local CVS to pick up a starter pack to get our son started over the weekend. He just finished up with Extended School Year so now is the perfect time to add the change in his routine as we prep for back to school. Each GoodNites TruFit Starter pack comes with two pairs of underwear and five inserts. The underwear features prints for both boys and girls.
Getting started is super easy. Wash the underwear before using for the first time. When you’re ready to use place one of the disposable inserts into the leak-resistant insert pocket, once it’s secure the underwear is ready to wear. It looks and feel like real underwear and that’s perfect for helping my son understand he’s getting bigger. One of the first skills he’ll learn is putting on his own underwear and getting himself dressed. Either my husband or I usually dress him. Now instead of me putting on a diaper or training pants on him after his bath, I just make sure the underwear is ready and let him do it himself. That will encourage him to do the task on his own, learning to be more independent.
The same concept applies when he wakes up in the morning. Instead of me changing his diaper, our new routine involves him going from the bed to the bathroom to use the potty. That way he’ll get into the routine of using the potty first thing in the morning and eventually we hope he’ll start to do it on his own. Our next step is to introduce regular underwear during the day. The goal is to get our son to first understand the feeling of having to use the potty from the mornings after sleeping with his GoodNites TruFit Underwear. Once he understands how that feels it will be easier to get him to signal he needs to go to the potty during the day.
GoodNites TruFit Underwear are the perfect solution to an everyday problem for kids of all different ages. Parents struggling with bedwetting issues not have a solution that not only works for them but it also makes their child feel confident and brave. No more missing sleepovers or visiting family for fear of bedwetting. Your child gets the extra protection of TruFit and you get stress free mornings. As a mother of a special needs child this is a product that I really love because now my son don’t have to worry about not feeling normal or like his other siblings. He gets to wear real underwear just like them, he gets to be independent and chance himself and he gets the protection he needs while he’s learning to master potty training.