November 19, 2012

Travel Genius - GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats

If you’ve ever been the victim of a diaper blowout in the middle of the night, then you know how joyful it is to try to asses the mess, change your baby, remove soiled sheets and put new ones on.  All the while doing it without turning the lights on or losing your mind. The same thing goes for kids who are mid-pottytraining or recent diaper graduates.

I know some parents who layer things up by putting waterproof pads between multiple sets of sheets.  However this clever trick becomes less practical or even impossible to pull off when traveling and can’t bring a ton of spare sheets or won’t have a place to launder them.

GoodNites disposable bed mats from walmart #HuggiesWalmart

Recently, after many months of going all night staying dry without an accident my husband exclaimed that Kayla NEVER has accidents and we’re so lucky because some of her little friends still do.  Of course that night Kayla had her first middle of the night bed wetting incident.

I’m fairly certain I was cursing him for opening his BIG mouth while changing sheets and reassuring an upset child at 2am. While I’m grateful that the bed wetting thing hasn’t become any kind of regular event it still has happened a couple more times over the course of the last few months.

GoodNites disposable bed mats from walmart in a queen size bed while traveling  #HuggiesWalmart

This month we had a couple of trips planned, one back to New York to see my family and one to Palm Springs with my Mother In Law and I have to admit that I was nervous about our new potential middle of the night issue.  Last week I was shopping Walmart.com for some toddler toys to bring back to New York for my niece when by chance I came across these GoodNitesDisposable Bed Mats.  Since Kayla is now technically out of the diaper stage I no longer stroll the diaper aisle and probably never would have found these on a regular shopping trip.

GoodNites disposable bed mats with adhesive stick to sheets with no residue  #HuggiesWalmart

What makes them so awesome? These disposable bed mats go right on top of the sheets your child sleeps on rather than below.  They catch any mess instantly and can be tossed in the trash without ruining the sheets.  Some very smart person over at Huggies also thought to put this great easy peel adhesive on them so they stay in place even if your child tosses and turns in their sleep like mine does.

sleeping on GoodNites disposable bed mats from Walmart  while traveling #HuggiesWalmart

Flying this holiday season with a baby or a child who is newly out of diapers? Most parents think to bring a spare change of clothes for their child, but what if the seat gets wet with several hours of flight time to go? I actually took one of the GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats and cut it to fit on the airplane seat Kayla would be occupying as a little insurance policy against accidents or leaking sippy cups due to cabin pressure.

using GoodNites disposable bed mats from walmart on an airplane #HuggiesWalmart

We were lucky on our New York trip and went accident free.  Being curious to a fault and running a site called Mommy Testers, naturally I wanted to see how well the bed mats would absorb a big accident so I set one up in our guest bedroom and poured a whole glass of water on it.

testing GoodNites disposable bed mats from walmart with water #HuggiesWalmart

The water got soaked right up and never leaked through to the sheets.  Where were these mats two years ago when we were facing leaky night diapers?  I would have used them on a regular basis without question!  Want a coupon for $2 off a 9 pack of the #HuggiesWalmart GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats (of course you do) you can find it right here.

GoodNites disposable bed mats from walmart keep sheets dry!  #HuggiesWalmart

Just so you know, I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Huggies. #HuggiesWalmart #CBias #SocialFabric everything you see is my own picky opinion and quite frankly, these are my new where-have-you-been-all-my-life product!
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