Question: Is your 2002 Kid potty trained 100%???

Barbara - posted on 11/25/2008 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My daughter still has nighttime troubles. Is there anyone else out there that is still having this problem?

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Karen - posted on 01/10/2009

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Yep...my son also has occassional night time accidents...as a nurse i also can tell you that it is not as uncommon as you think...some childrens bladders just take longer to mature than others...just make sure no drinks close to bed time and go right before going to bed of course! Im not sure if i like the idea of the alarm because why wake your child up..yeah i know its more hygenic to be able to attend to it right away but i just think it would hurt my sons feelings more...cus im sure my son not the only one that feels horrible when it happens as it is..

Kristina - posted on 01/05/2009

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Yes!. My daughter turned 6 last Oct and still wears "Overnights", always wet in the AM. I am very frustrated...MDs saying don't worry also. I try to limit her drinking at night but it is hard and waking her is almost impossible.

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My son doesn't have trouble at nighttime, but he has a few friends his age that do and we have a neighbor who was at least 10 before he stopped wetting the bed. These children are all developmentally on target or even advanced. All of their mothers have been told by their pediatricians not to worry. As frustrating as it must be, I don't think it's uncommon at all. Oddly enough, my son still wets his pants sometimes during the day. He only does it at home. I think he just gets busy and doesn't want to go. Even when he's clearly doing the "pee pee dance" he will swear he doesn't need to go. Both of my kids were dry at night before they were during the day. I don't think there's a whole lot we can do about it.

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Penny - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son that was born in 2002 was completely potty trained at 3 and he hasn't had an accident since. My son that was born in 1998 had accidents til he was probably 5. We had to buy him an alarm that clips on the front of the underwear and wakes them when it feels moisture. That is what finally got him to stop using the bathroom in bed at night. My 5 year old nephew is now using the alarm and it has been working great for him as well.

Jessica - posted on 01/29/2010

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My son has been potty trained since the ago of two. we made him wear diapers at night until he was three and then just stopped. We stopped lettting him drink an hour before bed and it worked great. now my daughter is a different story. She was not potty trained until three and she is almost four, she still wears diapers to bed, but they are dry in the morning, but if we forget to put them on, she will pee the bed

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I had that problem with my 11 year old. We'd been to paediatricians, urologists and even tried alternative medicine—they all said it's more common than we realised, and perfectly normal. We tried homeopathy last year and its worked.You can get medicine from our doctor online at www.drhomeo.com. The advantage of homeopathy is that, unlike regular medication, it has no side effects. The kind of medicines the urologist suggested were scary. Try homeopathy if your daughter has accidents during waking hours too. If it's only at night, try waking her up 2 or 3 times in the night to get her body used to it. All the best.

Kathy - posted on 10/07/2009

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yes , both of my boys 7a nd 9 still pee the bed a few nights aweek . the dr. recommended the alarm system at our last ck up . i may give it a try when i get the money for it . it cost 50 something dollars . if i try it i will post a report. . hang in there . i stopped peeing the bed at 9.

Rachel - posted on 04/30/2009

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My older daughter went from wearing diapers to sleeping dry through the night at 2 1/2. All on her own, just as easy as could be. She was find until I was pregnant with my younger daughter when the older one was 3. Then she started wetting in the night again, but was find during the day. That went away as soon as the baby was born. Anyway . . . I think it is perfectly normal to have a child wet the bed for years after they are potty trained. Both my husband and I had the as children, so I fully expected to deal with the same thing with my own children. I would not make a big deal of it, and it will go away in time. Children had small bladders, and it can be hard to wake up when you are deep in sleep to go to the bathroom. I can remember many years when my grandmother would put down a plastic bag under the sheet when I slept over their house because she knew I would wet. But a big deal was never made of it, and I think that really helps the kids.

Rachel - posted on 03/23/2009

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Quoting Barbara:

ok, so my daughter's got one of those mattresses that duels as a box spring and mattress. should i go ahead and spring for one of those liners?



I would definately do that. We did this and It saved my sanity. I actually got two from a second hand shop for  around $1.50 each. Check to see if you have a local Council of the blind second hand store, or Salvation army store.  It don't have to be pretty and new to get peed on . lol.

Rachel - posted on 03/23/2009

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My youngest is my 7yr old (tuned 7 yesterday). I have a 17 yr old and 14 yr old too. They never had this problem. My 17 was potty trained by his father, I don't know how that went but I can guarantee it was forced upon him. My current dh and I potty broke our son (14 yr old) he was easy but still stayed wet at nite til age 4. With my daughter, We just recently for 4 months now, "cross your fingers" started having dry nights. it was so frustrating. My mother was constantly on me about spanking her or something, saying things like "in my day" and "if she's older than 2 she shouldn't be in diapers". In my opinion. It's the child, if they are ready and fully developed internally then they will potty break at night. Otherwise, leave it alone. I had nightmare til I was 16 because of my mother "spanking" me for wetting my bed and I still didn't stop til after age 7. Probably because I was stressed out. lol.

anway, I was really worried with my daughter that something was wrong. Doctor said to be patient. Jade is a very Heavy Deep sleeper, and I think this had a BIG part to play. I honestly believe that she wasn't "developed" enough yet to control it while she slept. I will be keeping her waterproof pad on her bed for a few more months and also the "pull ups" in the cabinet for "just in case".

Don't fret. Your not alone. and it's okay. If you know she's not just being "stubborn" then take a deep breath and try to be patient.

Tina - posted on 02/12/2009

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My son did. Doctors said that when a child sleeps a chemical is released to tell your kidneys to slow down, take a break. And some kids take a while to fully develop this. I was told not to worry until about 8 yrs. We have gone from every night to just a couple of times per month now. Hope this helps . . . check with your doctor.

Holly - posted on 01/30/2009

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My 3 1/2 yr old daughter wore diapers to bed until very recently. She still doesn't stay dry all the time at night. We decided to stop putting her in diapers to go to bed because we had tried taking her out of diapers but she still peed in her bed at least once a week. So, we put her back in diapers & then she peed in the diaper EVERY NIGHT. It seems like it was training her to pee at night. Now that she's out of diapers she still pees at night occasionally but it seems to be decreasing. I just put a fleece blanket right under (folded up several times) & the pee doesn't seem to soak through.

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my daughter still has accidents at night too, as she is my youngest at 6 i found it quite hard to deal with, it was quite a shock as the other 2 were dry day and night at the same time. there doesn't seem to be alot of advise out there, but making sure she goes before she gets into bed no matter what she says and managing the struggle that sometimes ensues works pretty well i also make her go if she stirs in the night its a pain dragging her out of bed when she is half asleep but its working i haven't had a wet bed in about 3 months. and its a long hard road this way but a few times now she has gotten herself out of bed to go when she has stired. persistance seems to be paying off at last.x

PaulaandRoss - posted on 01/27/2009

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Although my son has been fully trained for 3 1/2 years, he did occasionally have an accident during the daytime...when he just seems to busy...for this I have told him that it's better to take a couple minutes away from playtime to use the toilet, rather than have to take much longer to clean up and change.  This approach has worked.



Also, my youngest sister was unable to stay dry at night, up until she was 7 or 8 years old.  With patience and understanding, she was able to outgrow the problem, without any interference.  Limiting drinks to the last one being an hour before bedtime and using the toilet right before bed, will help establish a bedtime routine, and may help lead to dry night.  Good luck!



 

Haylee - posted on 01/19/2009

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Hi Kimberly

regarding your son I had the same problem with mine, my daughter was trained a 2 and fully at 3 and she is younger, I started to become worried as well everything you have said, I put him back in pull ups and never should have.

It wasnt until the first school holidays when he was invited for a sleep over but couldnt go due to his bed wetting as all his friends didnt have the problem.
We sat down and spoke about it and we decided that if we gave it a go cause we are big now then we can have sleepovers next holidays, it took him a week wet nights here and there but by the end of the holidays he was trained :-) since then he has only had about 2 accidents, I am so proud

Anything is worth a try :-)

Barbara - posted on 01/13/2009

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My daughter has been trained since she was 4.5 but will occasionally have an accident if she holds it too long or drinks too much before bed Sometimes she will dribble while sleepinig but it's usually contained to her clothes. Back in Aug. we got her a big girl canopy bed with a trundle. We caved and sprung for the cheaper liner which has saved the mattress one time so far. They work great! No bedwetting since then too.

Karen - posted on 01/13/2009

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An inexpensive shower curtain was a great idea..i wish i would have thought of that when i was going through it!..the bed liners do stay in place better but definitly are more expensive..Great idea!

Kimberly - posted on 01/12/2009

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I just put a $2.99 shower curtain on my kids' beds.  It serves the same purpose and doesnt make loud noises when they move around.  I think the liners made for beds may stay in place better though. 

Barbara - posted on 01/12/2009

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ok, so my daughter's got one of those mattresses that duels as a box spring and mattress. should i go ahead and spring for one of those liners?

Kimberly - posted on 01/12/2009

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I agree i think I stress my son out about it too much, if his pedi says its ok then who am I to worry about it, i just dont want to wash sheets everyday anymore!

Barbara - posted on 01/12/2009

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my husband keeps telling me to just let her grow out of it her own way in her own time. and all the advice is telling the same thing.thanks everyone!

Kimberly - posted on 01/12/2009

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Well I officially stopped using pull ups at night for all three of my kids, my son is 6 and my girls re 4 and 5, my girls are now waking up dry everyday, however my son is wet everyday, even if I wake him at night to go he still wakes up wet sometimes twice in one night.  His pediatrician told me not to worry so I think I am just going to let him wear pullups to bed so he can sleep comfortably for now and revisit this on his 7th birthday in September.  I still feel like I got a raise because I will not have to buy pull ups for my girls.

Barbara - posted on 01/12/2009

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my daughter has officially outgrown Pull-ups brand, so we've switched to Goodnites. Limiting her drinks is impossible because she stays thirsty, even if all she drinks all day is water. My 2 year old son is quickly becoming the same way, as we're starting potty training with him. I've thought about just buying the waterproof mattress pads or cloths and just don't do the diaper thing at all, but I'm worried it won't make a difference and I don't want to waste the money.

Barbara - posted on 12/02/2008

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I like the idea of the bedwetting alarm. if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it?

Melissa - posted on 12/01/2008

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I still have this problem too. My oldest is my 6 year old. My doctor suggested we use a bedwetting alarm. It is a sensor that sounds an alarm at the slightest bit of wetness. We are only on the 4th night. The first two nights he freaked out when it went off. Last night he got up and went to the bathroom when it went off. So there has been progress. I'm hopeful that it works. It is a DRI Sleeper Excel. I got it on eBay. But, I would suggest springing for the wireless version.

Kimberly - posted on 11/25/2008

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Yes I am with I do not know anyone else who experienced this it seems that once everyone else's kids are trained in the daytime they just automatically go through the night, I have 3 kids my six year old is my oldest and none of them stay dry at night. Although all three of them do at thier father's house! So i am sure that I am doing something wrong. the advice I have been given is to wake them around 10 or 11 and have them go, but that has not been successful for me. i did talk to thier pediatrician who told me not to worry. So any advice will be welcomed by me also!

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