Four year old in pull ups at night

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I MUST learn to stay away from that stupid post. Some of the responses from people are REALLY annoying.

Yeah, let's wake the kid every 2-3 hours to pee. Do you know what that FEELS like? Cuz that's how I sleep 'naturally' and the constant overwhelming fatigue that I suffer is horrendous!!

And if the kid isn't out of night time pull ups by 3 the parent is to 'blame' for not doing anything about it... @@

Yeah, maybe if I had my son first I might be concerned if I had the girls second, but seriously.... who the hell WANTS to deal w/ wet beds for FOUR years!!!!

Is that post long enough to lock yet?

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Crystal - posted on 10/23/2011

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My son wears pull ups at night and he just turned 4...more often than not they are dry in the morning...but mostly I do it because I don't want to have to wash fucking pissy bedding first thing in the morning! I know I am not a bad mother for doing this...it's just DAMAGE CONTROL.

Michelle - posted on 10/17/2011

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Gotta love a potty training post. Bottom line every kid is different. My son has sensory motor issues and I prioritized him getting good sleep at night (because he wasn't for over a year) over being night trained. He's 4 and wears pull ups at night. I guess that makes me a bad mom or something. My cousin has tourettes and wasn't able to get throuh the night until she was like 10 (under developed bladder). Big deal. Pull ups are better then bed wetting. The big deciding factors are usually how deep they sleep and how developed their bladders are.

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Aleks - posted on 10/26/2011

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yeah... well, my son is 6! And still has pull-ups at night. EVERY NIGHT.

He is getting better though :-) he started to wake up dry about half the nights now :-)

My 32mth old daughter is dry 90% of the time over night and I still put her in night nappy pants. Why? Because its easier than changing the bed or waking up wet (we co-sleep), cos when she does have an accident - well, its a big one...lol



I have read that post, and appart from some ppl who don't know about night wetting in older kids, I have learned some interesting things on there - like this problem could be food intollerance related (both my kids were/are dairy intollerant, so worthwhile for me to investigate that for him.... )

So, even thought sometimes there are threads that one wishes one could just shoot bazookas at lol, sometimes there are gems hidden in them, for some of us at least, that are probably worth a bit more than gold.... :-)

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No kidding Crystal. ;) Like I've said before FOUR YEARS of random wet beds..... so not fun, but too random to predict and the cost of pull ups would've been insane for that long... We still used them while camping til the girls were 6 though cuz no way to wash a sleeping bag in the mountains and we didn't want to cut our trips short due to a wet bed. ;)

Angela - posted on 10/23/2011

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Well heck lets no cry over pee pee do what works. Personally pulls esp. during the day do not help train my kids, panties did it a lot faster but only when the body was ready too.
But by all means it is pee and do what is best for you.

Angela - posted on 10/23/2011

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I wish people just go it that until a certain age...it is normal to have accidents etc... But most kids will be fine!!!

Jenn - posted on 10/21/2011

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I didn't read the post but bedwetting is often genetic, oddly enough. Kids grow out of it! Stressing them out doesn't help anything or anyone. There are far bigger issues in life...

Ashley - posted on 10/19/2011

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I haven't read the post either.. my oldest is almost 4 and still not potty trained for the day let alone night.... so I must be a terrible parent lol

Becky - posted on 10/17/2011

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I haven't read that post, but my 3 1/2 year old just started wearing underwear to bed this past week. He's been dry most nights for awhile, but he was more comfortable in pull-ups, so we let him stay in them. I thought I'd try the night training thing, woke him up before I went to bed to pee. He was so grumpy and upset about being woken up, I think that lasted all of 2 nights! I figured it just wasn't worth it and he'd be out of pull-ups when he was ready! Most nights now, he does wake up on his own if he has to go. I actually wish he wouldn't, because he still won't go by himself in the middle of the night, so guess who else has to wake up when he has to go?? He does that whether he's in pull-ups or underwear though. If he slept through in pull-ups, I'd definitely keep him in them if it meant more sleep for me! :)

Becky - posted on 10/17/2011

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I haven't read that post, but my 3 1/2 year old just started wearing underwear to bed this past week. He's been dry most nights for awhile, but he was more comfortable in pull-ups, so we let him stay in them. I thought I'd try the night training thing, woke him up before I went to bed to pee. He was so grumpy and upset about being woken up, I think that lasted all of 2 nights! I figured it just wasn't worth it and he'd be out of pull-ups when he was ready! Most nights now, he does wake up on his own if he has to go. I actually wish he wouldn't, because he still won't go by himself in the middle of the night, so guess who else has to wake up when he has to go?? He does that whether he's in pull-ups or underwear though. If he slept through in pull-ups, I'd definitely keep him in them if it meant more sleep for me! :)

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I got annoyed with that thread too. my 5 year old still wears dry-nights to bed. He sleeps too deeply to wake for the toilet. He'll be dry in his own good time. Some people are too busy shouting from their soap box they just can't see common sense!

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Yep. Every kid is different as I've tried to point out repeatedly on that post. My 3.5 year old son has been dry every single night for about 10 months now and even had quite a few random dry nights long before he ever started potty training.

My girls had enough dry nights to quit the pull ups at 4.5, but they had wet beds for FOUR YEARS after that (decreasing in frequency, of course... the last wet bed was over 6 months after the previous one).

Bonnie - posted on 10/17/2011

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Yeah the post sucks. I have a 5 year old and 3 year old that still wet most nights, so we put diapers/pull ups on them. I figure it will probably be awhile still until they don't wet anyways. So why should everyone lose sleep?!

My mom is like that. She always says to me, "huh, it doesn't make sense that your son is 5 Bonnie and still wets at night? You and your brother were NEVER like that." I'm like, "mom, okay I was night trained before I was 4, but do you not remember my brother still wetting at 8?" Ugh.

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