Sadly, for toilet training, there is no magic wand I can wave for you, no magic beans or magic words that will miraculously make your child dry at night. Everyone has to go through it and for some, it will be quick, but for the majority of us, it will take time. However – preparing your bed and your child and can it a little bit easier.
Waterproof Fitted Mattress Protector
A fitted mattress protector is good to have on every bed in your home, whether toilet training or not. They help protect against allergens and keep your mattress free from spills and stains.
The protectors go under the bottom sheet and are generally so soft and quiet and you don’t even know they are there. We wash ours a couple of times a year and they really do freshen up a bed.
This may seem obvious when toilet training but even when not toilet training, waterproof makes sense. It’s great to have the added protection against a spilt cup of tea, a gastro bug in the night or the cat coughing up a furball.
Protects your mattress from stains
Makes clean up easy after a spill or vomiting bug
Good quality brands are almost invisible, soft and quiet – you don’t even know they are there
We make from bassinette to super king size
Pair with a Brolly Sheet bed pad for super quick changes when toilet training.
At Brolly Sheets we sell two styles, both waterproof. The quilted is a more luxurious, the towelling very functional.
A bed pad is a square or rectangle pad that sits on the top of the bottom sheet. It may or may not have tuck in wings to hold in place. Your child sleeps directly on the top and so when they wet, you just change the bed pad, no more stripping the whole bed.
It really is ideal to have two. One of the bed and one to change it within the night. This takes the pressure off the laundry and gives you peace of mind if they wee twice a night.
The surface needs to stay wet so your child feels wet and their brain starts to get the message.
Products that stay dry may seem easier on you, the parent, but your child is sleeping in wee soaked pyjamas and not learning how to change the behaviour of becoming dry at night.
With wings are generally better for children.
Most children do move around in their sleep and so can move a wingless pad right out of the way.Soft, comfy sleep surface.
Remember, your child is sleeping directly on the top. 100% cotton is best.
No PVC or Vinyl makes the pad less sweaty and more comfortable.
Easy to wash.
This is one thing you don’t need to be hand washing or treating delicately.
Fun designs and colours.
It is important to make your child feel empowered and not embarrassed.
Toilet training is something the majority of us go through and it isn’t something to be ashamed of.
A pad that is comfy and looks great will help with this.
No stripping the whole bed makes it a quick change at 2 am.
Get yourself and your child back to sleep fasterI found the longer it took to change the bed, my kids would be wide awake and wanted to play.
Save on laundry by just washing the Brolly Sheet, so a whole protector and bottom sheet
Coloured and patterned pads can take away the stigma.
They are there to make a bed look “cool”, not as a bed wetting sheet
Easy to pack up and take on holiday, to grandmas etc
If you buy good quality bed pads and treat them well, they will last for all your children.
Easy to wash
Of course, I have to say Brolly Sheets. I designed these for my kids so they are soft, comfy, 100% cotton topped, breathable and look fabulous.
Waterproof Pillow Protectors
You may be surprised where wee can end up 😉 . But the main use of a pillow protector is to guard your pillows against dribble and sweat.
There are mainly styles and types of pillow protectors on the market.
Brolly Sheets sell 3 styles that are all soft, quiet and waterproof.
Our cotton version is like a tee shirt material and thin.
Quilted is quite luxurious and the towelling version is very functional.
Get one for every pillow in your house, your beach house or your rental.
A night light can work wonders for helping your child feel confident at night to get up and go to the toilet. Getting up in the dark can be a scary thing.