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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Goodbye Goodnites!

My name is Lindsey and I'm the mother of a reformed bedwetter.  I hesitated to even post this online because the child who suffered with bedwetting is quite sensitive about it.  It didn't seem to matter how many times we tried to be reassuring or supportive. It didn't matter how many times we told him he wasn't the only one and that there's a significant family history of bedwetting.   Lately, it had become a BIG HUGE EMBARRASSING fact of life for the kid.

After endless purchases of pull ups and goodnites, conversations with the doctor, trying to wake at regular intervals,  limiting drinks before bed, and (mistakenly) just winging it, we discovered a (highly expensive) product that saved the day (so worth it!)

If you have an older bedwetter (remember my kids are 7&9... and in the interest of protecting the privacy of the one who dealt with this,  I'm not narrowing it down), give the Chummie Elite Bedwetting System a try.  We purchased ours on Amazon.ca, albeit somewhat leerily.

We started using it layered (underwear,  sensor,  good nite, pajamas.)  The first few nights were rough.  Waking up multiple times, having to change the underwear and clean the sensor with each awakening.  I'm not one for stripping a bed at 2 a.m. so that's why we opted for the extra goodnite layer.  I feel for mothers of newborns everywhere. 

Fast forward a few nights and he was down to the alarm going off once a night and dealing with it himself - the bedwetting diminishing from a full soak to just a dribble and many mornings waking up dry.  Another week went by and we waved adios to the goodnites. 

Then the true test: would he wake up to pee during the night, wake up dry, or flood the bed again without any system (AKA cyborg gear) or backup protection.  We made it a week without any incidents at all.  We had a dribble incident one night after that initial week, but he woke himself up before it was a mess. We've made it another two weeks without any accidents or minimal wakeups.  Success!

I'm raving about this product.  Pricey, yes.... but so worth it for a solution that worked effectively and gave him so much confidence, never mind the cost savings of the goodnites. (A box of 44 cost approx. $24.  We paid approx. $90 for our system.  I figure that's about 5.5 months of goodnites we would have paid for... and no extra bedtime expenses ever again!  In July we can call it even.)  I'm so happy to see him proud of himself and lose that embarrassment that seemed to hit him hard Every. Single. Bedtime. And. Every. Single.  Morning. 

I'm the mother of a reformed bedwetter... and I feel like I probably wouldn't be saying that for years if we hadn't given this system a try.  Goodbye goodnites.  We're glad to see you go! 

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