4 year old that still needs a pullup at night

Alicia - posted on 08/26/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter turned 4 in June and she still has accidents at night. She is my first child so I'm not sure if this is normal or not. I would love to get rid of the pullups but I'm not sure how. Any advice?

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Gemma - posted on 09/10/2010

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my 6 yrold was dry throught the night at 5 but at 4 she would be dry for a week then wee her self i stood back from it and explain that she will do it when she ready. we only talked about it when she asked me questions bec i didnt want her to feel like she was doing something wrong. in the end she did it by her self and she was soo proud of herself and its made her feel she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. doctors and health visitors say that a child can bed wet till they are about 7, if u worry about it she will pick up on it and make her worry even more and feel she letin u down. just put urself in ur kids shoes how would u feel. i hope for the best what ever u do

Dawn - posted on 08/31/2010

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my 4 yr old son has the same problem and he also poops n his underwear during the day im told that its due to lazyness if u limit the drinks at night aftr 6pm and take her n before she goes to bed and also when u go to bed get her up and hav her go then too that should help too .

SooNie - posted on 08/30/2010

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I have a daughter who is still wearing pull ups and she is 5, toilet trained at 2.5 yo. So she's been wearing pull ups longer than diaper. I think she's a sound sleeper and wakes up wet at naps if i don't take her potty before before nap (doesn't take naps now). I'm at loss too with this. Pediatrician said not to worry until she's 7 yo. Then tests. I still worry.

Lacey - posted on 08/29/2010

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try training her bladder for night time, it might be a pain in the butt but try getting up around the same time every night and take her to the bathroom,eventually she should wake up on her own,also make her go before bed. You can also try getting a plastic cover for her bed and just put her in her panties so she can feel when it happens and im sure over time the accidents will become fewer and fewer.

Stephanie - posted on 08/27/2010

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hi it happens sometimes, Have you tried taking her to the potty right before bed or not giving her a drink right before bed. It is always easier to potty train them during the day then at night. I have a friend that wakes her daughter up in the middle of the night to go to the potty. I would not do that but it might work too. Good luck and keep your head up.

Jessica - posted on 08/27/2010

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My daughter had problems until she was 7. Turns out not only was she too sound a sleeper, but she had juvenile sleep apnea! We saw an ENT after bringing it up to our fam practitioner. He had us do an at home 'sleep study' and found out that she was snoring periodically through the night - but loudly! After a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy and about two weeks of very spoiled recovery; she was dry all night from then on.

Some kids are late in the 'dry at night' thing, but limit fluids, try to think of other things, like new baby in the house, new house, new anything that may be making them stressed; then bring it up with your doc. At least they can maybe think of something you haven't tried. Best of luck!

Getting ready to potty train our youngest and I'm way out of practice lol

Christine - posted on 08/27/2010

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i didnt have this problem with my first two children but my 3.5 year old boy still wears pull ups to bed. He just seems to be such a deep sleeper he just doesnt wake up. The only advice ive been given is to wake him up before I go to bed and have him go then, as well as limiting drinks after 6pm.....hope that helps

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