Night potty training?

Kizzy - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is fully potty trained during the day. However at night, he is such a sound sleeper that he will wet the bed and not wake up. Most mornings he wakes up dry (he still sleeps in a night diaper). Any help? He will be 3 in Feb.

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Anne - posted on 05/28/2012

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Have you tried making him pee before going to bed? And then waking him twice a night to visit the potty?

That's how I started potty training my son... I'd wake him up twice and take him to the bathroom. If he pees, great, if not, he just sits on the toilet for a bit. But I didn't with night potty training until he was 4. It was easier to talk to him by that time.

Let me know how it goes, and hope this helps!

Heather - posted on 05/25/2012

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Mine turned 4 in February and I did what Jennifer Henderson advised, but only for 2 weeks. Because, I'd unfortunately be wide awake and it'd take about 2 hours for me to fall asleep after picking him up out of bed and pulling his pullup down and placing him on the toilet. His dad and I were bed wetters until we were 12, and it wasn't every night. We're divorced, but we communicate about our son...and I believe he was just a sound sleeper...as for me, I would think I was on the toilet...and I would be in bed. I couldn't tell the difference if I was really on the toilet or just dreaming I was. Both ways, I knew I had to pee. So,we are definitely not pushy about this, but worried he will still be peeing during naps when he's in Pre-K this fall. I've even stopped his drinks at 5pm...and his bedtime is at 8:30. He was day potty trained at 2yrs old...it was the easiest task. I had no idea, 2 years later...I'd still be buying GoodNights for him. I am going to try again, and keep up with it...even if it does take a months. He talks/walks in his sleep...I don't see why we can't get him to pee on the toilet in his sleep...lol kidding =)

Terina - posted on 05/10/2012

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i really dont know if you can train a child to be dry at night , both my 2 ` got it ' by them selves , i dint need to reduce the fluids before bed infact they still took drink up with them , my son was 2 and 3 quarters and my about 2 and 3 months . i did however do the take to the loo for a few nights / week at around 11.00 our bedtime so maybe thats the answer but i didnt want them relying on me taking them but loads of mums i know do it this way where you partially wake your kids to take to the loo as your going to bed , but still he is ONLY 3 hes still really young so dont worry too much he will get there, the main thing is hes dry in the day x

Rebecca - posted on 04/23/2012

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My own experience, I didn't let my son drink after 7:30 pm and I got him up to go to the bathroom around 1:30 am or when I went to bed myself. I know it's work, but that is what worked for me. Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 11/11/2009

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sounds exactly like my son! he has been potty trained during the day since he turned 2, but he still wore one at night and most of the time woke up wet.
well one night he did NOT want to put on his diaper, so we said ok whatever! so we made him go pee in the potty, then put his big boy underwear on and in the morning he as actually dry! we have been doing this for about 3 weeks and he has only had a couple accidents, which were our fault because we didnt make him go pee RIGHT BEFORE bed. i mean, we literally go pee on the way to the bedroom, that way he is nice and empty while he is asleep. just give it a shot, what have you got to loose? some laundry maybe, but thats about it! =)

Rebekah - posted on 11/10/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it. My son has been fully potty trained since his 2 year old birthday, BUT he still sleeps in a diaper at night. He actually gets up once in the night to go to the potty, but still always wakes up wet. If he were to start waking up dry, I'd put him in underwear at night, but until then, I'm not concerned.

Erika - posted on 11/10/2009

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My daughter did the same thing, I just took away her night diaper, told her she's a big girl now and reduced fluids 2hours before bed time.

Jennifer - posted on 11/08/2009

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It sucks a bit on your end, but wake him up and take him to the bathroom. We (adults) can ignore when we have to go. If in your sleep you think, "I have to use the bathroom", wake him up and make him go. Reducing the amount of fluids before bedtime also helps. Stopping them a little after dinner time usually helps. Have him to use the restroom before he gets in the bed, and every night when you tuck him in, remind him that he needs to wake up to go use the potty and get back in bed and go to sleep. Sometimes kids think that if they wake up they will stay awake. Starting him out by taking him to the bathroom and then helping him back into the bed should get the ball rolling. Don't be surprised if he wakes you up in the middle of the night to tell you he has to use the bathroom. My son did it for almost 2 months. This past month I have finally been able to get him to get up, go and then get back in the bed without disturbing me. Night time potty training will take time and patience. Good luck and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

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