Did you have to wear Goodnites or Pull-ups even though you didn’t/barely wet the bed

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Growing up I wore Goodnites until halfway through fifth grade.

I was always wet every night. Even after I was taken out of them, I still wet the bed about once or twice a week through 8th grade (I wish I could’ve at least worn them away from home. There were several times I wet a friend’s bed or my sleeping bag or a hotel bed or a summer camp mattress, etc during this time and had to hide it.)

On the other hand, I had a best friend all throughout elementary school who also wore goodnites.

The last time I saw him before he moved away, in the summer before sixth grade, he was still wearing them. (Even after I had stopped).

But the weird thing is, of the dozens of sleepovers and Cub Scout trips and other things I had with him when I knew him, he’d never once actually woken up with a wet Goodnite.

Even when I’d visit his house I’d see worn, but dry Goodnites in his bathroom trash.

It’s weird to me that he seemed to not need them, but wore them into middle school.

He had a younger sibling who never wet the bed and never wore them.

Anyway just weird to me.

Maybe he wet the bed very occasionally and that’s why he wore them. But I would think if that was the case, he would’ve stopped any wetting long before middle school.
 
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Maybe his parents did not want to risk dealing with a wet bed or sheets.

When I was 3 or 4 My dad once made me wear a pull up to bed just because I didn't have/want to use the bathroom before I went to bed. I didn't wet the bed but he must of thought he better be safe than sorry so he put me in a pull up. I protested being a "big kid" but once it was on I noticed how comfy it felt and loved every moment of it. I of course woke up dry but I had to pee and I really wanted to wet it but I knew that my mom would be mad if I did. I was so sad to take it off and throw it away unused. I was hooked on diapers ever since. This only happened once though after that never again. I secretly wanted it to happen again so badly.
 
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Wouldn't that be a waste of money for any parent. I needed to wear them until I was about 12 or 13 but as soon as I was reliably dry I had to make do without them
 
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abcde12678 said:
Growing up I wore Goodnites until halfway through fifth grade.

I was always wet every night. Even after I was taken out of them, I still wet the bed about once or twice a week through 8th grade (I wish I could’ve at least worn them away from home. There were several times I wet a friend’s bed or my sleeping bag or a hotel bed or a summer camp mattress, etc during this time and had to hide it.)

On the other hand, I had a best friend all throughout elementary school who also wore goodnites.

The last time I saw him before he moved away, in the summer before sixth grade, he was still wearing them. (Even after I had stopped).

But the weird thing is, of the dozens of sleepovers and Cub Scout trips and other things I had with him when I knew him, he’d never once actually woken up with a wet Goodnite.

Even when I’d visit his house I’d see worn, but dry Goodnites in his bathroom trash.

It’s weird to me that he seemed to not need them, but wore them into middle school.

He had a younger sibling who never wet the bed and never wore them.

Anyway just weird to me.

Maybe he wet the bed very occasionally and that’s why he wore them. But I would think if that was the case, he would’ve stopped any wetting long before middle school.
That's such an egregious waste of goodnites
 
It wasn't goodnites for me but rather normal tape on diapers , after my bedwetting stopped i still wore diapers for roughly about a year just in case , i had very rare wetting days but i have to wear them . It gradually became fewer and fewer till it stopped completely
 
abcde12678 said:
Growing up I wore Goodnites until halfway through fifth grade.

I was always wet every night. Even after I was taken out of them, I still wet the bed about once or twice a week through 8th grade (I wish I could’ve at least worn them away from home. There were several times I wet a friend’s bed or my sleeping bag or a hotel bed or a summer camp mattress, etc during this time and had to hide it.)

On the other hand, I had a best friend all throughout elementary school who also wore goodnites.

The last time I saw him before he moved away, in the summer before sixth grade, he was still wearing them. (Even after I had stopped).

But the weird thing is, of the dozens of sleepovers and Cub Scout trips and other things I had with him when I knew him, he’d never once actually woken up with a wet Goodnite.

Even when I’d visit his house I’d see worn, but dry Goodnites in his bathroom trash.

It’s weird to me that he seemed to not need them, but wore them into middle school.

He had a younger sibling who never wet the bed and never wore them.

Anyway just weird to me.

Maybe he wet the bed very occasionally and that’s why he wore them. But I would think if that was the case, he would’ve stopped any wetting long before middle school.
Do y'all think its ok to have your kids wear their used GoodNites the next night if its dry or just a little moist? We tend to reuse them if we can.
 
Was is embarrassing having to wear GoodNites? I would imagine it could get awkward if siblings knew
 
harbor said:
Do y'all think its ok to have your kids wear their used GoodNites the next night if its dry or just a little moist? We tend to reuse them if we can.
Harbor, it should be okay if it's dry, but not if it's used in the least... that's a lot of potential bacteria buildup throughout the day. Plus the overall absorbency would be reduced, making it more of a risk for a leak if the kid went on to have a particularly wet night.
 
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Harbor, it should be okay if it's dry, but not if it's used in the least... that's a lot of potential bacteria buildup throughout the day. Plus the overall absorbency would be reduced, making it more of a risk for a leak if the kid went on to have a particularly wet night.
Yep thats a good point. if its dry its ok but she doesn't really particularly like reusing them if they are wet
 
I wouldn't re wear one after using overnight. the sweat buildup still has bacteria.
 
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Stacy said:
Do y'all think its ok to have your kids wear their used GoodNites the next night if its dry or just a little moist? We tend to reuse them if we can.
I would re wear only once regardless if its un used , meaning if i wore a diaper and the next day its dry , i would set it aside for use the night and even if its dry the next night i would throw it away due to hygiene issues and the padding would probably be clumped up bad anyway .
 
I didn't have a bedwetting problem, but my mother would come in and wake up my brothers and I to pee during the night.
She claimed it was so we wouldn't wet the bed. No pull ups etc, but very disruptive for getting a full nights sleep.
 
Do to a very tight family budget back then. I never had a chance to wear them. It was all cloth diapers and plastic panties until I was out of them around 4 yrs old !
 
Maybe he did have an accident a couple of times a month or even just a couple of times a year. It is possible to wet the bed rarely during childhood but still often enough that it feels like a problem to some families. His family might have been very against wet sheets, thus making goodnites worth it for much longer. Sounds like your family stopped using them a bit too early, and his may have kept them going even past the point when most families would have accepted the occasional wet bed rather than continuing to buy goodnites.

I don't think it sounds like a waste of goodnites at all. Maybe they were overcautious, or he really was just wearing them for fun, but wearing goodnites isn't wasting them. Unless they were throwing them out unworn, it sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do if that is how they wanted to use them. He was getting the safety net and feeling of comfort and security that wearing goodnites provides, so even if they weren't needed that often or even at all, they were doing their job and he was benefiting from them in some capacity.
 
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