This blog entry below, which sounds very much like an ad for GoodNites Bed Mats, contains statement that are a disservice to children suffering from bedwetting.
While bedwetting is not something you can “train” your child not to do, it is a deep sleep disorder that can be successfully treated. Successful treatment of bedwetting ends the child’s sense of shame, being “different”, and ends his/her living with the fear of discovery and an unhealthy deep sleep.
The blog entry tells parents that the child will “outgrow bedwetting as they develop”. Tell that to the thousands of adolescents and adult bedwetters who were given that advice and who now feel hopeless because the disorder persists.
The disservice in the blog is blatant. GoodNites are promoted to “cope” with a disorder that minimized and exploited as time-limited and automatically “turns off”. That deliberately deceptive description of bedwetting justifies the use of GoodNites Mats and even implies that the mats themselves can end and the disorder. It exploits bedwetting in order to promote products.
Self-serving product pushing blogs such as this are good for the product, bad for the enuretic.
author: Lyle. Danuloff, Ph.D.
GoodNites Bed Mats: Dealing with #bedwetting challenges #sponsored
My niece has been using GoodNites Bed Mats for several weeks now. She is four and has been potty-trained since she was about 2-2 1/2 years old. I want to be clear on the difference between potty training and bedwetting, as they’re entirely different issues. It’s not like talking about apples and oranges; it’s like talking about apples and steak.
Bedwetting (aka enuresis) is not something you can “train” your child not to do; it’s a condition that children simply outgrow as they develop. So, while bedwetting can be challenging and frustrating, it’s not something that your child can simply stop doing. That’s why it’s so important to be supportive and encouraging. And it doesn’t hurt to use GoodNites Bed Mats to help cope with the bedwetting in the meantime. You can check out the GoodNites website to get more information on bedwetting.)
In fact, GoodNites Bed Mats has been named a 2013 Product of the Year in the Children’s Category by Product of the Year USA. You can read all about the GoodNites goodness and see for yourself! The concept behind GoodNites Bed Mats is pretty simple: You put them in place on your child’s bed, peel the strips off the adhesive corners, and stick them in place. Boom! Protected from bedwetting accidents!
GoodNites Bed Mats are ample in size and stay in place. I don’t know what effect they’ve had on my niece, but she hasn’t experienced any bedwetting accidents over the last several weeks. She does spend some weekends at a grandparents’ house, so I can’t be 100% that there have been zero accidents, but I’m pretty sure we’ve been accident-free since using the Bed Mats. Now that’s good news!
GoodNites Bed Mats & Bedwetting:
So, one in 9 children over the age of 4 experiences bedwetting from time to time. Unfortunately, almost half of parents think they can train their children out of bedwetting. But they can’t. It simply isn’t a train-able situation. However, while your child is developing and growing — and outgrowing bedwetting — GoodNites Bed Mats can help your child (and you, of course) feel a lot more confident through this period! I know that, for us, using GoodNites Bed Mats has really changed my niece’s attitude about bedtime, and about herself, really. Her self-esteem and confidence have improved dramatically. Is it due to GoodNites? I can’t say for certain. But, as they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
Make sure you get your GoodNites coupon! (Please note: This coupon will expire two weeks after printing, so don’t wait to use it!) You can check out GoodNites on Facebook and on Twitter. You can also check out some video reviews of GoodNites on YouTube.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of GoodNites. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.