I am a stay at home mom and my husband works a long hard job so by the end of the day we are both exhausted. We don’t normally do bath time every day as there isn’t a lot of time and frankly we are just too tired. Instead we focus more on family time for relaxing. We have a fairly simple Bedtime Routine for a Toddler & Preschooler, which we try to stick to every night.
- Brush teeth.
- Put on pajama’s and night time overnight diapers (I choose Goodnites).
- Snuggle on my bed and read stories together for 10-20 minutes together.
- Tuck in babies and goodnight kisses.
This routine works for us. We enjoy snuggles together as a family and encouraging reading. Even though my son is only two, he loves to sit for stories and my daughter has been sitting still for stories for many years as well.
I was approached by Influenster to test out the Goodnites diapers for free, and I jumped on it! My daughter is almost four-years-old, and although she was fully day-time potty trained at two-years-old, she is still no where near ready for night-time potty training. She was very excited to try these Goodnites in lieu of her normal pull-ups for bedtime.
Night-time Potty Training
Bee is a deep sleeper and just doesn’t wake up to pee, even if I try to wake her up, she has usually already gone so she needs nighttime stuff. We have been using Pull-Ups for two years, and are very happy with them. But they only go up to a size 5T, which is a little smaller than Bee’s normal clothes. To be honest I didn’t even know there were bigger options.
Once I received these Goodnites and she tried them on, she was hooked. They are a much better fit for a big preschooler. She seems to be between sizes, the Pull-Ups are way to small, but the Goodnites are still big. Which is good as she will have room to grow. Who knew they had to go to Goodnites after Pull-Ups get too small? My only negative feedback on the Goodnites is they do not have the easy off sides. Pull-Ups my daughter can take off herself when she wakes up by ripping down the sides. The Goodnites are more like undies and you need to remove them fully and that can be a pain.
Is the end in sight soon?
I know she won’t be in nighttime diapers forever, but I cannot wait until we are no longer in diapers! I have a toddler in diapers too so I am excited when the day comes that we are no longer in diapers. But when we next to re-stock we will for sure be buying these Goodnites for her since they fit better.
For those who have been through it, what are your tips to help the older child get potty trained? I know limit liquids before bed, have them pee before bed, and before you go to bed, but anything else?
How do you know your child is ready for night-time potty training?
I received a package of Goodnights free to review from Influenster for the purpose of testing.