Roughly 82% of Americans consider an extra hour of sleep at night to be somewhat or extremely valuable. But that sleep is hard to come by when your child is waking up in the middle of the night and you have to change wet sheets. Getting back to sleep quickly and easily is a must for a good night’s rest. Here are time-saving tips using waterproof sheets to help you and your child get back to sleep faster.
Stash an Extra Set
You can save a lot of time by keeping an extra set of your child’s waterproof bed sheets and regular fitted sheets in your child’s closet. That way you won’t have to stumble around in the dark looking for a change of sheets or wake everyone else up by turning on all the lights. You can then just take off the wet bedding, put on the fresh set, and go back to sleep with minimal hassle.
If you have to get up repeatedly for bed changes, you can layer up to make things a whole lot smoother. Make your child’s bed with a waterproof sheet and a regular fitted sheet on top. Put on two more layers of the waterproof sheets and fitted hypoallergenic sheets. When your child wets the bed in the middle of the night, you can just whip off the top layer of the waterproof sheet and bed sheet. You and your child can go back to sleep in a matter of minutes without spending a bunch of time remaking the bed.
This tip is for children who are still potty training or younger. At night, go one size up on their diapers or protective underwear. This will help prevent leaks and the need to change the sheets. Plus, it will help them stay asleep because they won’t be uncomfortable with wet clothing and bedding. If you pair this tip with one of the previous tips, you will have a much greater chance of not having to wake up in the middle of the night.
Using these tips for waterproof sheets will help you and your child get a better night’s sleep. Use extra layers of protection, keep an extra set of bedding nearby, and use protective underwear. You’ll save time and reduce stress so both you and our child can wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.