Saturday, November 14, 2009


For about a year now I've had a problem.

And that problem deals with what to have Beezus wear to bed at night. She's been potty trained for almost 2 years and hasn't wet regularly at night for about a year. But I cannot pull the trigger and let her sleep without a pull-up. Because as often as I/we are teetering on the brink of drowning under the domestic chores there's no way I'm going to take a chance and have to wash some sheets out of rotation. No damn way.

But pull-ups are like at least $ . 40 each. And while I would let her wear the same one two nights in a row, even I draw the line after that. Diapers aren't an option because Mr. Quimby takes her to the bathroom at 11pm and a diaper would make that process too cumbersome.

But then a couple of nights ago it hit me in the head like a ton of bricks and I felt SO STUPID for not figuring this out a year ago !!!

Now she wears her underwear next to her body and just wears a pull-up on top of that. The pull up will last for several days before it starts to get all misshapen and the underwear ensures cleanliness. Well, at least as clean as a 4 year old can be !!!

I am a genius. Well, at least I would be if I had this revelation a year ago.


Rachel et Natalie said...

pull up at night? Please make the move.. you might get 1 or 2 accidents but that will be it. She will wake up and go to the restrooms if she has to and then she will sleep through the night without incident. Of course she need to have a good plastic protection for the matrass

Stacy said...

I'm the opposite - I'd rather have wet sheets than deal with diapers!! :) I can even attest that it isn't as bad as it sounds because we wash Sparkle's sheets at least 1-2 times a week. It's one of those bonus problems that young diabetics get stuck with (hee hee..."stuck" pun intended!) so I have "kid staying dry every night" on my 2012 wish list. Maybe 2011 if I'm lucky ;)

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