Hello friends! It’s Monday and it’s July! Woohoo! Hello Monday will be back next week–today I’m sharing about GoodNites bed pads. It’s part of making our bedtime routine consistent and predicable for the boys. I only work with brands I know and love. Today’s post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and GoodNites, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BetterNights  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

The boys room is a cozy space, upstairs in our home. We bought the bunk beds when we moved the boys out of their cribs about seven years ago. Originally we had them separated into two twin beds {not bunked} and we had David in the bed with the railings around the sides. It worked perfectly because he needed a safe space to sleep. But once they got bigger, we bunked the beds–Matthias took the top and David only needed a small railing to keep him safe.

The rug is from Ikea–I found it in the clearance area because it had a large stain on it after being in one of the display rooms. I got the stain out and they’ve had it in their bedroom for nine years. I don’t know what I’ll do when they outgrow it. It’s such a happy rug!

I found this vintage sign in Dallas at a junk market a couple weeks ago–and I thought it was perfect for a boys’ room.

We hang up their art on large clips attached to white wood panels. It’s easy to change out the art and it makes the space theirs!

We’ve cut way back on stuffed animals now that the boys are getting older–but they still have special ones they like to keep close.

Before bed, toys go into baskets. I love basket storage–probably because it makes for quick clean up and I’m not the most organized person. I try to get rid of toys as they outgrow them–that keeps things more manageable.

Scribbles signs sent us these personalized wall hangings a few years ago and we still love them.

When I was pregnant with Matthias we found this dresser at a garage sale for $25. I painted it red and added hardware. It’s super sturdy and fits all of their folded clothes.

Bedtime means getting jammies on, reading a book together and praying. Steve almost always handles the bedtime routine and I think that is special time the boys have with their dad.

Matthias takes the top bunk and he often has lots of books, a journal and a drawing pad up there. We leave a small light on and let him read or draw until he falls asleep.

David’s on the bottom bunk and usually when we put him in bed he snuggles down and falls asleep. But if he’s not sleepy, we give him a small keyboard and let him play until he gets tired.

David is still diapered and sometimes the diaper can’t hold everything. We’ve tried everything–no liquids after 5pm, overnight diapers, adding an extra pad to the diaper, etc. Since David has special needs, this is something we could quite likely face for years to come–and that can feel overwhelming.

It’s tricky because sometimes he moves around so much the diaper shifts and both he and the bed end up wet. The best solution we’ve found is using GoodNites bed mats under his sheet–that way if the diaper can’t hold it all, the bed mat catches any wetness. I pull off the sheet, throw the GoodNites bed mat in the trash and make the bed up with a fresh mat and sheet. The mattress stays clean and the mats keep David from lying a wet pool. I only have to change his sheet and bed mat once or twice a week.The bed mats don’t crinkle or feel weird and they have sticky corners so they don’t shift around–honestly no one can even tell they’re there. It been the perfect solution for us.

I love sneaking into the boys room after they’re asleep and knowing they are cozy and comfortable.

Tell me, do you try to keep your kids bedtime routine consistent–or does it vary depending on the day? Have you had trouble keeping your kiddo dry at night?

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