With potty training is almost done .. when do we stop over night pullups !?
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Patricia - posted on 10/18/2011
Stop using them when your child wakes up dry the majority of the time, this can take some time so don't feel like you have to stop them straight away. My daughter is 7 and still wears night pull ups, she will grow out of it one day but we don't make an issue of it as it is normal for some children to wet the bed right into their teens.
Britney - posted on 08/23/2009
I know that boys are different than girls. But one night we found we were out of pull ups, and we never went to the store to get them. we made sure there was a night light in the bathroom and he hasn't had a night accident since. good luck!
Stacey - posted on 08/22/2009
We decided to go cold turkey with our daughter as we were finding that she was continuing to use the pull ups just like a nappy. We've had maybe a dozen accidents at night time since we started about 3 or 4 months ago. What I do is put a sheet on her bed, then put a mattress protector over the top of that, then make up the bed with another sheet and her blanket. This way if she has an accident during the night all I have to do is take off the top bedding and the bed is already remade. My daughter goes to the toilet before she goes to bed, and I get my husband to take her to the toilet around 11pm or just before he goes to bed. She often refuses and still wakes up dry. Plenty of praise works great, and we were counting together the number of dry nights. Every night when we would go to my parents for dinner, she tells them the number of dry nights as well. Good luck.. :)
I would stop pullups when she is no longer wet in the morning. However, i didn't use pullups alot towards the end. My girls would cry when they wet the bed, so I would get up and change them and the sheets in the night and keep it moving. This is tiresome, but it also helps them learn that they don't want to be sleeping in wetness.
Kandy - posted on 10/16/2011
For about a month after my 4 yr old grandson had stopped having night time accidents we still used the pull ups. But it was his choice to keep wearing them. We didnt pressure him or make a big deal out of him wanting to use them. After about a month of using them with no accidents I think it gave him the confidence in himself to know that he didnt "need" them any longer and during his bedtime routine one night he told me " Nana I dont need those anymore Im a big boy now" and that was the end of the pull ups.
Rebecca - posted on 10/16/2011
It does not hurt a child to wear a pull-up at night, even if they stay dry. For some kids it can even be a comfort. If your child wakes up dry each morning, but wants the comfort of a nighttime pull-up, you will have easier nights (and subsequent mornings) if you continue the pull-ups. If the cost is a worry, invest in a set of training underwear (they are thicker) and plastic pants to wear at night. You know your child better than anyone else. You can try a few nights without the pullups and see how it goes. You can always go back to them if you need to.
Sue - posted on 10/14/2011
Our daughter decided herself when she didn't want the pull-ups any more and we went along with it, that was 4 months ago and she's had only a couple of night time accidents during that time (once when we were away) and none in the last 2 months. We do usually put her on the potty at around 11 pm, and she wakes up sometimes at 3 or 4 am for another visit to the bathroom. She had a sleepover with her cousins last weekend and she didn't have an accident then, even without the potty visits. She's 2 1/2 now.
Brett - posted on 09/05/2009
i stopped the over nights as soon as my daughter was able to tell me she needed to use the washroom. there were the odd accidents but not many (usually when i didn't get her to the washroom before bed) she was very proud when she stopped with the diapers and was diligent herself in assuring she used the bathroom before bed. she often wakes up through out the night to use the washroom as well. even better she insists on only drinking a little water after supper to ensure no accidents. anyways if your child doesn't want to wear the pullnups id say thats the time....my daughter was just over 2 when we got rid of them
Shauna - posted on 09/05/2009
With my son we stopped after he went two weeks without having a wet pullup. We also made him use the potty before bedtime and cut off fluids after dinner. Cutting off the fluids after dinner helped the most. And then again in the morning making sure he went potty when he woke up.
Amanda - posted on 09/03/2009
I started potty training my son last month, and from day one we never used pull ups or diapers, and he has had maybe only 3 accidents in the middle of the night...when i had tried to potty train him about 8 months ago, i tried the pull ups, and he just used them like a diaper. so i would say if she usually wakes up dry then take them away and let her go to bed with panties on... You will pry have a wet bed every now and then, but heck just think about how much you would be saving on pull ups...
Tyleasha - posted on 09/01/2009
I have heard that you should be able to not have them wear a pull up at night once they are dry when they wake up in the mornings for awhile. My son still wears pull ups to bed but I we have forgotten to put one on once or twice and he has not had any accidents but Im nervous it was by chance lol. I have to purchase a mattress protector and then I may try and take them away. Good luck with your night night potty training
Celeste - posted on 08/29/2009
the easiest and cheapest thing would be to wake up in the middle of the night and take her to the bathroom. When I potty trained my son I did this and it made all the difference. He often sleeps through the night but if he has to go during the night he wakes up and is not afraid to get up and go by himself (without waking me). I have a night light in the hall and the bathroom to give him light.It isn't fun but it is well worth it.
Penny - posted on 08/28/2009
When you are confident that they can tell you for sure whether or not they have to go, then stop using them. My son skipped pull-ups during the day altogether. He went from diapers to underpants in 2 weeks. I put pull-ups on him ONLY at bedtime.
Megan - posted on 08/24/2009
My daughter uses the potty all through the day and night, but I still keep her in a diaper in bed just in case. I think it's really just a personal choice. Are you ready to deal with a wet bed in the morning?
If you are just ready to cut them out of the picture, have her use the potty before bed and no liquids before bed.
Stina - posted on 08/22/2009
My son is nearly 5 and we tried for a while without pullups so he could learn to stay dry at night... limited liquids before bed, potty before bed, nightlights so he could find his way at night. It just wasn't happening so he is back in pullups at night. I call them night time pants and when he wakes, he takes them off himself, puts them in the garbage and gets dressed for the day. We'll try again later.
My daughter is nearly 3 and still has some accidents during the day when she gets too buisy, but she goes potty before bed and is dry basically every single night with the occasional bedwetting. She does not wear pullups at night because she is dry.
Every child is different. If she is dry most nights, I'd say go ahead and try putting her to bed without pullups. If she is wet most nights, save everyone the frustration and wait since some kids' bladders don't develope enough to stay dry all night till they are older. Family history can give a good indication of this. If you or your husband were bedwetters, it's safe to bet your child will not be able to stay dry at night right away.
Kellie - posted on 08/21/2009
I agree I kept them on my son until this week and he has been potty trained for a couple months. Once they are staying dry all night for a while just ask if they want to sleep in big girl/boy underwear. Make sure you have a mattress protector underneath the sheets though:) good luck
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