How to get your child out of diapers at night?

Val - posted on 04/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Any suggestions on how to get your child to stay dry during the night? My 4 year daughter is a very heavy sleeper and wakes in the morning with her diaper soaked. She has soaked the bed before and slept through it. Not sure what to do? Do I not worry about it and just let her continue wearing a diaper at night? What are your thoughts and suggestions?

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Tiffany - posted on 04/19/2010

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I agree with Mandy...also maybe cut off her liquids a few hours before bedtime.... like I try to have dinner done by 630 or 700 after dinner and bath no drinks....if she doesnt have any known medical issues with her bladder I would try to make her go before she goes to be and get her up again between 12m and 2a and then maybe a little earlier than usual than the time she gets up...my little one used to go between 3a and 6a in the bed so its just a matter of learning the patterns

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i have a daughter who is about to be 5 and i have the same problem,sometimes she even wets so much it comes out the diaper or if she takes a nap sometimes she will wet her clothes and it doesn't seem to bother her.If you find something that works could you please let me know!

Mandy - posted on 04/17/2010

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You could try padded undies with a vinyl cover. If you use diapers, they can't feel when they are wet. We also limit fluids after dinner. You could also use cloth undies under a pull up or diaper. Some kids take longer to train at night since sometimes there might be a medical reason. I have friends that wake their kids up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night even.

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