I didn’t expect potty training to go as smoothly as it currently has or as young as P2 is. At just over two years old she is dry during the day, in knickers and has even squatted in the cold outdoors a few times on car journeys. I am so incredibly proud of her.
At night time though she is still wearing a nappy of some sort, I find that a lot of them leak which is probably because of the amount she drinks before she goes to bed. I am in no rush to get her dry at night though and she is far from ready. She just doesn’t realise when she is going during her sleep and I know that because of how she wakes in the mornings and instantly asks/takes herself to the toilet. DryNites recently suggested that we start using the DryNites Pyjama Pants which are designed for older children to help with the bed wetting phase. I hoped this would really help to manage her bedtime dryness.
I was a little worried that P2 would be too tiny for the smallest size which is 3-5 years but they actually fit ok, a little big but the waistband is super stretchy making them much more like pants than a nappy. The DryNites Pyjama Pants have a thin super absorbent pad and a moisture proof outer cover. The whole pant is also made from super quiet materials chosen to prevent rustling which will wake a child.
P2 loves the cute little fairy pattern on the girls Pyjama Pants and DryNites also have 5 other designs chosen by children themselves which give it an exciting appeal rather than something to be embarrassed about (at the age of 3+)
P2 is a heavy wetter at night because of her milk intake at bedtime and throughout the night so I was a bit nervous that the DryNites Pyjama Pants would fail us so I teamed it up with a DryNites Bed Mat on the first night for extra protection.
The DryNites Bed Mats have a sticky pad on the underneath allowing them to be securely fastened to the mattress or in my case the top sheet as I like to make life a little bit easier for myself at the moment and don’t want to be changing and washing bed sheets every day. The Bed Mat is huge. I was expecting a tiny little thing like previous ones we have tried but this covers such a great area of the bed meaning extra protection for wriggly children that like to move about in their sleep and occasionally fall out (P2 specifically).
I am very pleased to report that I didn’t need and haven’t needed the Bed Mat because the DryNites Pyjama Pants have not leaked and we’ve been using them for nearly a month now. I will be using the Bed Mat when we move from Pyjama Pants to big girl knickers at some point. I can see the DryNites Bed Mats being a really useful tool for older children who maybe occasionally wet themselves at night and feel embarrassed by it and wish I’d placed on as protection for P1 when she wet herself for the first time a couple of weeks ago at over 6 years old.
You can buy a pack of 10 DryNites Pyjama Pants for about £6 and a pack of 7 DryNites Bed Mats for £5. I think they are slightly pricey but are very good quality and there’s usually some great offers on.