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Is there anyway of toilet training at night??????????
Been day trained for 12 months, that took 1 yr and a half (painful) but we got there....
No idea my 4 yr old still wears night nappies too.
Not sure, we always just did both at the same time by going cold turkey on the nappies:)
I am in the same boat my ds turns 4 in a couple of weeks and it took me so long to day train him I am not looking forward to the nights!
When DS1 was 3 he was toilet trained during the day. Then for ages wore a nappy at night, till one night I was just like F it. Took his nappy off at night and he was fine. To begin with I took him to the toilet before I went to bed, but found that it just made him worse lol So I stopped taking him and he would jsut want himsel up if he needed to go. He hasnt wet his bed since. Unless he was sick etc. But yeah, much easier than I thought lol
My dd1 is almost 5 and has been completely TT during the day since she was almost 3. She still wears Dry Nights at night though. Most nights she is dry by morning but she is such a heavy sleeper she doesn't wake up when she needs to go during the night. I'm not worried- just like day time she will do it when she is ready. My sister was 12 before she was able to stop wearing them so plenty of time.
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Sorry to crash as I don't have a 4 year old, however I agree with a PP, when I toilet trained DS, we just went cold turkey on the nappies day & night-I literally threw every single one in the bin so I wouldn't be tempted & that was it. However I must admit, DS has amazing bladder control.. Not sure if that makes a difference.
Thanks all, i am considering going cold turkey in summer (better washing weather) with both boys 2 and 4
My just turned 7 year is only just dry at night. We went to see a specialist about it and he told us it is nothing to worry about. As long as there are no accidents in the day a bladder issue can be ruled out. He basically said kids that don't wake in the night to go to the toilet are receiving a very soft / quiet signal from brain to bladder. Where as people that wake up receive a loud signal. We were told in almost all cases it is hereditary. On his advice we rented a special mat, an alarm goes of as soon as it gets wet and the child wakes up hopefully mid flow and goes finish on the toilet. This helps the child's signal to get louder. It is supposed to take 8 weeks. It worked for my son after 2 weeks and is now on night 18 dry! He is a very heavy sleeper but now wakes to go to the toilet. I just thought I would share that. Basically no amount of training is going to help a child be dry at night as its all down to their signal. My daughter just became dry at night on her own when she was about three. Just to add the doctor told me waking the child at night to go to the toilet and restricting fluid does not help. It's just a case of waiting for the signal to switch on / get louder. He recommends the alarm treatment from age 6/7.
The 4 year old I nanny has only just stopped night nappies, it was her idea to get rid of them.
Subbing - my 4yo has been Tt during the day for 15 mths but he sleeps so deeply he just doesn't wake up when he needs to go ... We have tried a couple of times ... Toilet before bed and getting him up just before I go to bed to go again but he is usually already wet ... And fast asleep still!!
DD1 is now 5 but only night TT at 4.5yrs.
Buy a couple of brollysheets so u dont have to strip the entire bed if an accident occurs.
To start with i took her to the toilet before bed and at 10pm and DH took her at 530am.
Now we take her at 10pm and she's learnt to get up if she needs to go again.
i toilet trained dd for both day and night when she was 3. I woke her during the night to go, even tho she protested and cried and carried on, i still made her get up. we got into a routine (and yes of course at first there were accidents) and now she gets herself up if she has to go. she's only 3.5 at the moment. i won't say it was easy, but it paid off.
My 4.5yr old son still has night nappies, sometimes he is wet sometimes he is dry...sometimes he is soaked and his nappy leaks. My older DS didnt stop wetting the bed until he was about 7 or 8yrs old...My DD on the other had was TT day and night from 3yrs old. I not in a hurry to have him night TTed.
My DD turned 4 in October last year and that was our starting day for night training. She went into knickers and I used the Huggies Nappy sheets so that I didn't have to change sheets in the middle of the night. I always make sure she goes to the toilet before bed and then for the first few weeks I woke her about 2am to go (she hated that). Pretty quickly she started waking up on her own and going by herself. My greatest problem was her waking me up to tell me she had been to the toilet...lol. We haven't had any accidents for ages and I don't bother with the nappy sheets. All in all it was a pretty smooth transition.
Same with PP - went cold turkey at around 2.. Days were definitely easier than nights and made sure I had the waterproof sheet over the normal sheets so washing was easier but after a few weeks where DD Had to see in the middle of the night, she was able to hold till the morning.
My dd stopped wearing night nappies when she was 2 although I stopped it when her night nappies were completely dry for awhile. I just made sure that she goes to the toilet before bed and no drinks after a certain time. She's had no accidents and she is now 5.
Something that I have read is that kids in general are pretty smart. If they wake up because they're day trained at night and need to go, quite often they're smart enough to know that they're wearing a night nappy and can pee right where they are.
My DS used to dry first thing in the morning and wet as soon as he woke up. So he was actually night dry before I realised what was going on.
And the main thing is that they say that there's nothing to be concerned about until the child is 7 and even after that age doesn't necessarily mean there's anything wrong with them.
Don't let people who've had children night dry at the age of two or three bug you. They got lucky, that's all! Lol.
My DS is 4 in April and I'm only just starting to think about cutting out night nappies now to see how we go. It's all trial and error, if we can't go at least one night out of three with a dry night then he'll go back into night nappies for a while. I'm not stressed about it, kids will be night dry when their body is ready for it, it's not really something you can force :).
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