Bed and Nap Time

Skyla - posted on 08/11/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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When it is bed or nap time my daughter tends to have to go to the potty A LOT! or she needs a drink. I dont want to tell her no you can not go to the bathroom, even though I know she isnt really using the restroom most of the time, in case she really does have to use the restroom. I have finally gotten her to understand that when it is nap or bedtime your not supposed to have drinks but I cant get her not to use that as an excuse to get out of bed. Can anyone give me tips on handling this?

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Bobbie - posted on 08/24/2012

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I set a standard routine for myself as well as that cured all these issues. A full hour before her set routine for bed is to begin flood her with liquids, well, you know what I mean. Allow her to have as much as she wants. This is known to flush through the kidneys within 30 to 40 minutes. At 15 minutes before her bedtime routine as her if she has to go to the bathroom. Then ask her again after she brushes her teeth. When she heads to her room for hand hand her a sippy cup only 1/3 way filled with water for her to carry along and place where she can reach it without getting out of bed. This routine, done in the same order every night will allow her to see you have answered her needs before they were asked. You will then be able to place her in bed without getting up until morning with the confidence that she is only seeing how far she can push. Don't be surprise if she adds other issues to her demands that require your attention. As they arise you will be required to answer them in your routine to keep her put.

Jessica - posted on 08/17/2012

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when i put my girls to bed they tried that with me i had them go potty b4 i out them to bed and they would come out and say i have to go potty i let them but say this is the last time till you get up and as for a drink the only time i gave them a drink was if they were coughing but if you keep a routen they will finally get it and dont you give in you have to stay firm with them or they will realize how to minipulate you when ever they want to hope this helps

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