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Conquer Enuresis with UnderJams #ConquerBedWetting

dielikidsI know you may all be wondering what I am doing writing about Enuresis (bed wetting) when my children are older, but my case is not a typical. I have three kids (pictured above)  so I may be what some consider as a veteran to the potty training game. All three of my kids got potty training down in their own way and at different ages. My youngest seemed to be the easiest. It was literally as if he woke up one day and was done with wearing diapers and never wet again. Who knows maybe it was a third times the charm type of deal. I like to say it’s his determined personality.

My daughter was also fairly easy to potty train. It took a few months but once it clicked with her she never let it go. She is my emotional child and even at the young age of two, she would be herself up over having an accident. She didn’t like feeling like a “failure” and that for my ex husband and I was our biggest struggle. Helping her understand it was not something she failed at.

Now my oldest….he’s the reason I wanted to write about this topic. He is now eleven years old and has been potty trained since he was about three. It was a difficult process going through potty training with him. I think part of the reason was we moved around so lot while he was younger and the constant change of home affected him in more ways than one. He used to have night terrors which would inevitably lead to regression. Then we would move and he would regress. We would go for periods of six months of completely dry, no accidents at night at all, and then he would wet the bed every night for two weeks.

This has been a consistent patter for a few years now. It’s not something he really likes to talk about much so I am here to be his voice. One of our biggest struggles was making the decision to continue keeping him in underwear at night or moving him back to a night time diaper of sorts to help him. It was something I didn’t want him to be ashamed of but I also didn’t want him to feel like he had failed. He is such a deep sleeper he would sleep through what the rest of us would wake up from. Whether it be the need to use the restroom or a storm outside. When he is out, he is out. I have also read that it may or may not be associated with bowel movements. How frequently your child takes them, or more importantly how infrequently.

Making the decision to go ahead and put him in some sort of night time protection was one I wouldn’t take back. Not only did it help his peace of mind but it helped mine as well. Know that he wont get down on himself for having an accident was a relief but it made morning times a little easier as we weren’t having to do laundry every morning on his bad weeks. I think the decision to use night time protection is not something we alone face. I am sure that many parents struggle with the idea of “taking a step backwards”. I don’t believe it should be looked at it like that anymore, I believe if it something that can help not only your child but yourself it could be a wonderful option. I wish they had Pampers UnderJams eight years ago when we first started going through this. One of the biggest things we ran in to while trying to find some type of protection for my son was finding them in his size. He is by no means a big kid, he is my lean machine as I call him but he is tall. The very first thing I noticed about UnderJams was that they start in a bigger size, size small/medium fits from 38-65 pounds and size large fits 58-65 pounds. UnderJams also offer these benefits:

  • Night wear leakage protection that features a NightLock ultra-absorbent core.
  • ComfortWear quiet, cloth-like materials for privacy.
  • Low waist so only your child knows they are wearing them!

With Pampers UnderJams you and your babies (totally not trying to confuse you all, it’s just that it doesn’t matter that he is eleven, he will forever be my baby and I still call him that every day) sleep with the peace of mind in knowing that even if enuresis were to happen…it is okay!

Also I did want to bring notice to the Pampers UnderJams site. They have a lot of useful tools, tips and educational information regarding enuresis there that might be helpful for you and your child in conquering bed wetting.

Have you and your child experienced enuresis? How did you guys conquer it together? I would love to hear your stories and thoughts on helping your children through this stage.

  • storm

    our boys are 10 & 7 they love the underjams better than other products they keep the beds dry

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Spring Cleaning has begun #SmellsClean

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Oh yes, I looooove this time of the year. The birds start chirping, the flowers start to bloom. Yay for allergies but it’s so pretty you can’t help love it. It’s almost like a new beginning even though were a quarter of the way through the year. Another awesome thing about spring time is spring cleaning. Not many people would look forward to that tid bit. In fact I used to be one of them but this year, this year I am loving it!

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With the cleaning out of unnecessary items brings about cleaner houses and we all know that when the house is clean, mama is happy. Less mess equals less cleaning. Who wouldn’t be happier about that. But getting it done early is the key. That way you have more time to be outside enjoying nature with your family. One of my many ways to keep a fresh house is by using air fresheners. I never knew that there were other people who thought this too!

Air fresheners are a natural part to the cleaning process. In fact many people think that a home isn’t clean until it smells clean. I am one of those people. Sure seeing a clean house is amazing but walking into a house that smells absolutely amazing is beyond wonderful. It just adds an extra oomph. A friend of mine came over a few weeks ago and when she walked in she said “your house smells like you”. I must have given her a funny look because she immediately said it was a good thing. When she used to come over to my old house she said it always smelled amazing and she said it was refreshing to come to the new house and have the familiarity of my favorite scents throughout the house.

So yes, in addition to going through some major spring cleaning lately I have been burning candles and melting wax like it is going out of style. I think others in my town are of the same mind set because last time I visited Walmart the air care isle the shelves we’re almost cleaned out. I think from the new line, Glade Hello Spring, there may have been two or three of the oils left. All the candles and wax melts were completely gone! Color me bummed. It sure is a good thing that I stocked up the other week or I wouldn’t be able to walk into my house and smell one of my new scent obsessions. Currently I have two. The first being the Poppy Groove wax melt. Being from California and smelling the poppies every year when we would go see the fields of them I wasn’t sure what to expect. But oh my yum, this scent is delicious. Yes I used delicious to describe a wax melt.

poppy groove

Eeek, now that I see my wax burner up and close I realize it could use a bit of cleaning as well.

My other obsession is the Peach Daiquiri candle by Walnut Candles. I have a few of their candles and if you have never checked them out I highly recommend it. Walmart carries a huge selection with over 700 different candles you’re guaranteed to find at least one that you will fall in love with.

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So what are you waiting for? Go visit your local Walmarts scent isle and browse Glade’s new Hello Spring line and Walnut Candles vast selection. If you do be sure to let me know what your favorite scents are to bring in the fresh start of the season into your home!

 

 

 

 

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The Holidays are Here, Enjoy Winter Smells with Holiday Scents

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Holiday Scents

Did you know that eight out of ten families start to decorate for the holidays on Thanksgiving week/weekend? I was never one of those statistics until this year. I have always been one of the procrastinators. You know the one’s that wait until a week or two before the holidays. It was either that or completely skip decorating, just do a tree and stockings and call it a day. Yeah sadly I did that more times than I would like to admit. But this year I am not sure what came over me. Last weekend I got a tree and have started setting up shop. 

Christmas Tree

It may be small but it’s up and I love it

With this being my first year having a fake tree (gasp) I am kind of missing the smell of a real tree. So what does one do when stuck in this conundrum? Why fill your home with scents of the season! Holiday scents are a very easy and quite inexpensive way to decorate. Spruce tree burning in the kitchen while Christmas music plays in the living room means one thing….let the holidays begin!

Scents Galore

Scents Galore at the store

If spruce trees aren’t your thing then you have a wide variety to choose from. My local store shelves were a little cleaned out on certain items but one scent that always helps me get in the holiday spirit is mint…peppermint. Peppermint by itself, peppermint mocha, peppermint cookies, mint in tea. Any form of mint just always makes me think of snow and Christmas time. Mint has a way of giving the feeling of cleanliness, almost like it #SmellsClean So imagine my excitement when I saw this Hot Cocoa & Mint special edition candle from Glade.

Hot Cocoa & Mint Candle

Yes I bought a few, okay maybe like four. I may need to buy more since I’ve been burning them at all hours. Oddly the scent of mint in one room and spruce in another meshes well. Well at least to my senses. It’s like a holiday overload minus the over and the load. The fun thing about using scents in your home is letting your children get involved. If you have a nightstand in your children’s rooms why not get a small tree, let them decorate it how they please and you an spray it with their favorite holiday scent. When they’re older they can do wax candles but my children are still on the younger side so sprays are the safer route for us.

I also have the Glade plug in (OMG I LOOOOOVE these things). Having more than one animal in the house is new to me and I admit….not my most favorite thing in the world but I as well as the kids are adjusting to it. One of the things that I feel has helped in having a plug in in every room so the only smell in that area is a pleasant one. Go figure, I ran out the other week for the one’s I have in the kids rooms so I shall be planning a trip to the local store tomorrow to replace them. I would love to see if my store carriers the Hot Cocoa & Mint in the plug ins to add to my collection, if not the Merry Citrus Melody sounds like it would smell amazing and maybe a bit more kid friendly to the nose.

Now the only thing we’re missing is a fireplace to hang our stockings!