As a busy mom, I dread the laundry-washing associated with nighttime accidents. I always keep our mattresses protected with a waterproof mattress cover, which is a huge hassle to wash and dry. I was very excited to learn that GoodNites makes disposable bed mats!
My daughter is potty-trained, but she does have nighttime accidents from time to time. Recently, this is more likely to happen now that summer is here, because we are often outside close to bedtime, she drinks more fluids in the heat (and I am not going to limit her fluid intake in hot weather), and the kids can be pretty tired by bedtime or even fall asleep early. In other words, I am usually pretty careful about limiting fluids before bed and having a good bedtime routine, but that has been a challenge lately.
The bed mats are super easy to use. They come folded neatly and are very compact. The backs are labeled and direct you where to remove the adhesive so you can lay them on the sheets.
The bed mats are a great size – and they are much larger than I expected when unfolded! Mats measure 2.5 x 3′ in size, which covers quite a large area on my daughter’s full size bed. Although they are designed optimally for twin size beds, this covers an ample area and is able to protect the mattress.
Another fantastic use for these products is for traveling. Again, the kids are all off schedule when we travel – and on top of it, I absolutely do not want to risk them having an accident at a friend or relative’s house, or even a hotel. These bed pads are a fantastic solution! They are easy enough for anyone to set up, so I tuck some in our bag when my little ones go to grandma’s house.
And although the Goodnites Bed Mats have a great waterproof backing, they don’t have a crunchy or plastic feeling to them. I can also sneak them under the fitted sheet, and my kids don’t even know it is there. If there is an accident, washing and changing the sheet is far easier than having to wash and dry the waterproof mattress cover.
They take up virtually no space in our luggage and I can even bring several without taking up precious space.
You can easily fit just one..
Or the whole bag!
Goodnites also makes Goodnites Bedtime Underwear, but I chose the bed mats because my daughter wants to be a big girl like her big sister and wear underwear at night. She wants to put “diapers” of any sort in the past and be a big girl. I will say though that the Bedtime Underwear are very cute, with designs like hearts or butterflies for girls.
This has been a great product both in our home and also during traveling. It has helped eliminate the stress of extra laundering of bedding and worrying about accidents when we travel.
BUY IT! You can find a variety of Goodnites Bedtime Underwear and Bed Mats at many retailers, such as Walmart and Target.
You can also use this Target $1.50 coupon on either the underwear or bed mats! http://coupons.target.com/