Managing Bedwetting at Christmas Time

Dec 13, 2013, 08:25 ET from Kimberley Clark

LONDON, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

CHRISTMAS can bring lots of fun and excitement, yet this time of year can also prove challenging for parents with little ones who are still not dry at night.

Going away to see family over the festive period or having a house full of guests can disrupt a child's night time routine.

Thankfully, just in time for the festive season, DryNites® have produced a how-to guide to help parents manage their children's bedwetting over the Christmas holidays.

  • Christmas can be a time of excess, with lots of sweets and sugary drinks on offer. While it is important to keep your little one hydrated during the day, try to limit the sugary treats and fizzy drinks, especially towards bedtime. Fizzy and sugary snacks stimulate the bladder, so can be a cause of bedwetting.
  • Before bedtime it can be a good idea to draw your little one's attention away from bedwetting by reading them a story, singing a song or simply chatting to them. Christmas can be a wonderful time for this and you can introduce festive-themed stories and songs into the routine.
  • Some children are afraid of the dark so ensure the route to the toilet is well lit and your little one has easy access at night. Leaving the hall light or a nightlight on can help your child feel safer if they need to make a trip to the toilet.
  • Some children are frightened by the idea of Father Christmas. A stranger coming down the chimney while they are asleep can be worrying for your child. It is a good idea to talk to them about this if they have concerns and perhaps take them to see Father Christmas to show them he isn't scary.

  • DryNites® will help your child get a good night's sleep by keeping them dry all night, and will also give them the security to enjoy Christmas time in confidence. The pyjama pants are designed to be worn discreetly under nightwear, looking and feeling like real underwear, with a thin absorbent pad that draws wetness away from the skin.

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SOURCE Kimberley Clark