DD is almost 5 and until this week, has always worn a nappy at bedtime. I haven't pushed the point because toilet training has been a nightmare with her. Over the weekend she asked if she could sleep without a nappy and I agreed, explained that she needs to make sure her bed doesn't get wet and all that. First night - success!! Dry all night. Night 2 & 3 - wet the bed.
Any tips for getting them dry overnight? I know she's physically capable, she often has a dry nappy overnight (inconsistent) and she doesn't want the nappy.
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14-06-2016 22:08 #1
Night Toilet Training
15-06-2016 00:49 #2
In my experience...just persist without pull - ups. ..make sure the bed is protected and ready for fast night time changes. Over time the dry nights are more regular than the wet, but it does take a bit of time. Most kids I know don't become dry every night in nappies. They need to experience the "wetting" sensation to learn to either wake up or hold on til morning.
15-06-2016 01:44 #3
Use a mattress protector, fitted sheet, mattress protector, fitted sheet set up, so you can whip one layer off, change clothes and go back to bed
15-06-2016 06:53 #4
When DD was learning nights, she was wetting the bed just before she fully woke up. I worked this out by checking on her at 5.30 (dry) but then she'd wake at 6.30 wet.
Working that out meant that I could work with her on the specific issue (warm and snuggly, waking up slowly and not wanting to get up yet despite a full bladder). Unfortunately for us it meant she just started getting up at 5.30am for a few nmonths until her bladder got stronger.
I'd try to work out if there is a pattern of when she's wetting then take it from there.
Also agree with the double layer sheet/protector for easy changes.
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15-06-2016 07:56 #5
I tried a new tactic last night. Before I went to bed at around 10pm, I got her out of bed and put her on the toilet. She barely woke up and I just cuddles her and rubbed her back as she sat on the loo and she did a wee. Then tucked her back up in bed. Seemed to work because she was dry this morning.
15-06-2016 08:14 #6Senior Member
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My ds2 just recently got dry overnight. He's nearly 5.
I don't allow him to drink after 630 (bedtime is 8), and he must do a wee b4 bedtime.
If he'd like a drink before bedtime I tell him to try to only have a little sip, otherwise he'll need to wear a nappy.
So far so good. He sometimes doesn't empty his bladder totally during the day so I've tried to teach him how to do that.
He still has a waterproof mattress protector though.
15-06-2016 08:33 #7
I use cheap plastic shower curtains from woolies as some of my layers
26-07-2016 16:44 #8Junior Member
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I trained my daughter when she was 2. I religiously woke up at 12mn and 3am to bring her to the toilet. She peed on the bed for like 3x times only.
26-07-2016 17:01 #9
Night Toilet Training
I simply waited until dd1 asked to go without nappies. They were still wet overnight but decided to run with it. A few accidents in the first couple of weeks but then she was all good.
Second the easy bed changes. I used a waterproof mat is simply pulled off. She never wet twice in the one night.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 26-07-2016 at 17:04.
26-07-2016 19:42 #10
Not everyone could do what I did. We went on a Holiday to qld to see friends. I said to DS 2 3/4 that mummy was only taking 14 nappies so you need to go potty in the day and at night. He said ok we came home with 12 nappies. I used nappies at night only til they where 3 as we had had no accidents . I think it comes down to what their bladder control is like
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