Night time toilet training

Debbie - posted on 04/08/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Help, i have a 4 yrs old boy who is toilet trained during the day, but im finding it hard at night. he used to wear night time undies but i didnt feel like he was learning anything and was getting nowhere, so last nite he didnt have anything on and of course wet the bed, which i dont mind keeping washing the sheets, but i feel like this might be best way for him to learn. any advice/tips?? thanks Debbie

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We went to the dr about my 6 yr old boy still having this issue. He recommended the "Potty Pager". It seems a little sadistic, but you put it on the underwear and it vibrates when the underwear gets wet. The concept is that kids who pee at night sleep too deeply to recognize that they need to pee. This retrains their brain to wake up when the bladder is full. We have tried it a few nights and he doesn't mind it...but we are up alot (three times a night). I think we are going to wait until school is out in a couple of weeks and try again.

Karin - posted on 05/27/2009

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Hi, my daughter is 5 1/2 and still wets at night. Have tried everything. Please if anyone has found anything that works, let me know. She is at school now, and wants to start having sleepovers but is very self consious about it. She is in pullups at night, have tried nothing, but too tiring changing sheets!!

Karin - posted on 05/27/2009

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Hi, my daughter is 5 1/2 and still wets at night. Have tried everything. Please if anyone has found anything that works, let me know. She is at school now, and wants to start having sleepovers but is very self consious about it. She is in pullups at night, have tried nothing, but too tiring changing sheets!!

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My son is 4 and still wets the bed at night. We tried undies and getting up once or twice a night to go pee, he still wet the bed. I swear the kid could sleep through a tornado. LoL. So, I figured when he gets a little bigger we will try again... good luck!

Lisa - posted on 05/25/2009

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I have had the same thing happen with my first child who was also a boy & he grew out of it. I have six children now & am have the bed wetting issue with my youngest who is now 6. I learned from a chiropractor that he had helped a boy who was ten years old stop wetting at night. He was wetting at night because his lower back was out. After he got adjustments the bed wetting stopped. I brought my daughter in for an ex-ray & found her lower back is out also.

Anita - posted on 05/24/2009

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he might not be ready for night training yet , my oldest son told me one night no more nappy and from that day on he only wet the bed twice have u treid pull ups? i hope that will help.

Debbie - posted on 04/11/2009

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Thanks for all your advice, I think im gonna try what you do Genevie and wake him up at 12am every nite and if hes wet the bed change it while hes on the loo! Wish me luck and i will let you all know how i get on in 1wks time :)



P.S.  Jamie & Clara let me know how you get on also!



Bye.

Clara - posted on 04/10/2009

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My 4 year old wears a pull up at night still, but his father and I have decided that this is the last pack. I use to wake him up every couple of hours to go, and that kept him from wetting, mommy just got tired of getting up every few hours. I think I am going to start doing that again, and try to teach him not to sleep so hard. I remember that's what my mother taught me, and once I stopped sleeping so hard, I could sense when I had to go and would get up. Let's see if it works. Good luck to both of us! :)

Jamie - posted on 04/10/2009

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I completely understand your struggles.  My oldest is six, soon to be seven, and he wets nearly every night.  He feels very upset when he wets.  I explain to him that it's not his fault.  I use the explaination that his bladder is a muscle, just like we have muscles in our arms.  If our muscles are weak, then we have to excercise them or build them up.  His younger brother who is four, soon to be five, has gone through the night since he was three.  Ocassionally, I get him up in the middle of the night.  It is a 50% chance he will still wet if I get him up only once.

Genevie - posted on 04/09/2009

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hi debbie..sounds exactly like my 4 year old.



when my older kid was 4 he stopped wetting the bed at night..but my 2nd kid will be 5 this may and he still wets his bed.. every 12am i carry both kids to the bathroom since age 3..my older one goes automatic at 12am now but the other one just lies down merrily on his own peepee :)



just dont give up on him..it's different outcome for different kids..

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