I’ve talked before about the fact that my son is still in night nappies at 6 years of age. Most of the time this doesn’t cause too much of a practical problem. We have the nappies in the house, he puts one on at night and unless it leaks (which to be fair it does quite often, say once or twice a week) that is all that is needed.
Last week we had a young guest come to stay and they were to share J’s room. J had complained about this a few times in the lead up to it happening, but without giving a good reason why they shouldn’t share. On the evening at bedtime it became very clear that J was embarrassed by the night nappy. We helped him get it on while the other boy was occupied cleaning his teeth and covered it up with pyjama bottoms. I promised to help him dispose of it quickly and discretely in the morning. He seemed happier.
There hasn’t been the same embarrassment when his best friend comes to stay. But, I wonder if that will start soon. So far his friend hasn’t teased him. There’s still no sign of ditching the night nappy despite being over six and a half now. Just hoping that one day it will all click into place.