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Nighttime Potty Training #HuggiesWalmart

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Potty training is one of those childhood milestones that moms both anticipate and dread.   It’s so nice not to have to buy and change diapers anymore, but oh, the accidents!  I feel like what I saved in diapers, I spent in laundry detergent.  While both of my kids potty trained quickly during the day, my son has had a hard time potty training during the night. I have learned that patience and a little help keeping everything dry are the two best things for nighttime potty training.

Nighttime Potty Training

When my daughter potty trained at age 2 1/2, it took less than a week and she had maybe 1 or 2 accidents total.  That was it! She never had any issues overnight so once we made the switch to underwear, we were done with diapers completely. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to potty train her.

Two and a half years later, my son was ready to potty train at the age of 2 1/2.  He did great during the day – hardly any accidents at all, even though it took a little longer.  But the nights were another story.  I was having to wash his bedding every single day because he couldn’t seem to make it overnight.  I grudgingly bought some overnight diapers hoping we’d be out of them sooner rather than later.   But as he neared the age of 4 last month, I was starting to doubt we’d ever be out of diapers!  To make things even more difficult, my son decided he no longer wanted to wear diapers to bed.  I did put him in underwear once he turned 4, but we still had too many overnight accidents.

Nighttime Potty Training

Luckily I recently found  Huggies GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats.  You put the mats on your child’s bed right over the sheets to protect the bedding in case of an overnight accident.  No diapers for your child and no laundry for you!

GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats  for Potty Training

My son loves the bed mats! He is so happy that he can wear underwear to bed but he doesn’t have to worry about getting his bed wet overnight.

Huggies GoodNites Bed Mats

We recently started a new bedtime routine with our kids that is working really well.   After the normal bath, brush teeth, prayers at bedtime, we let the kids “read” books for about 10 minutes before turning off the light.  I just let them know when it’s time to turn off the light and go to sleep. It works like a charm!

Huggies GoodNites Bed Mats
Checking out the Christmas books!

When we went to Walmart to purchase the Huggies GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats, I also let the kids pick out new books for their bedtime routine.  Of course, I’m a total softy so they ended up getting three new books each.

Huggies GoodNites Bed Mats

We found Huggies GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats at Walmart and you can also find them online at for easy ordering and delivery right to your door.  You can see more photos of our Walmart shopping trip in my Google+ album.

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  • Gene
    December 23, 2019

    We had a similar issue with our son (5) not wanting to wear diaper to bed and us not wanting to strip the bed and do laundry every day. Your solution worked for us as well with one addition. Sleeping on the pad protected the sheets but our son sleeps with a comforter which still got wet and needed washing. Our solution was to cut a bedmate in half and using diaper pins (for safety) attached it to the center of the comforter so that stays dry (most of the time).

  • Tonia
    December 29, 2012

    I’m so happy that he loves the GoodNites Bed Mats! It sounds like they are a great solution for both of you. I remember reading to my kids at bed time. Now they are older and they just want to read to themselves which is great but I do miss those snuggly times!