Dr. Howard Bennett is a board-certified pediatrician with over thirty years of experience. When it comes to nighttime wetting, few people have as much knowledge and experience as he does.
This was my conversation with bedwetting expert and pediatrician Dr. Bennett:
Rob Watson: Doctor Bennett! I still remember the night that my son came to me about having wet his bed… Again. I realized this was not going to be a one-time incident, but rather an ongoing concern. What would you have told me that night?
Dr. Bennett: I would have said you are not alone. While bedwetting has become one of those “hidden” problems of childhood, it’s actually true that one in six kids ages 4-12 experience bedwetting. Because people do not typically talk about it outside the family, most children, and even some parents, think they are the only ones with the problem.
RW: Why does it happen?
RW: What should I plan to do to manage bedwetting?
DB: Realize that for most children, it will resolve itself naturally. It is important to let your child know it is not his fault. He just needs support, compassion and his body needs time to grow and develop. In the meantime, GoodNites products offer a management solution tonight for parents and their kids experiencing bedwetting. GoodNites Bedtime Pants are discreet and easy to use, so children can feel confident and protected throughout the night.
DB: While 80% of parents want their doctor to discuss bedwetting, most are afraid to initiate the conversation. Talking with your pediatrician at any time is a good idea for both you and your child. The best time to discuss bedwetting is during your child’s annual physical exam. Be sure to include your child in this discussion too. When kids hear from their parents and pediatricians that they are not alone, it instills greater confidence and understanding about bedwetting.
RW: Any other tips?
DB: Let your child be a child. They should participate fully in their lives, and as you pointed out, GoodNites pants facilitate the means for them to do just that.
I walked away from the conversation with Dr. Bennett feeling confident in my son and his abilities, knowing that one day he will eventually grow out of bedwetting. It’s not a forever thing. I quickly realized that this was a conversation I should have had much, much sooner. While I was writing this post, I saw the below clip on The Doctors featuring GoodNites.
I am beyond proud to be a part of a brand that helps families rest easy—even beyond bedwetting.
This post was sponsored by GoodNites®. All opinions are my own.