Jessica - posted on 08/16/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 3 1/2 yr old son does great during the day in his "big boy pants" with no accidents. At night we would put him in a pull up. He got to a point to where, after his bath and he got his pull up on for the night, he wouldn't even attempt to go to the potty, and just use the pull up instead. We talked to our pediatrician about it and she advised us to stop using pull ups altogether to stop his regression with using the potty. So now we put him in regular underwear to go to bed for the night. We stop all of his liquids 2 hours before bed, and make him use the potty relentlessly before he's down for the night. When he gets up, hes soaking wet. How or what can I do to help him??!! I'm sick of changing bed sheets twice a day!!!!
Also, he has a very odd habit when he goes to bed. When he was about 20 months old, we moved him to a twin sized bed with a rail on the side. The first night we told him to stay in bed and go "night night." He took it to an extreme. Every day he wakes up, he sits in his bed and screams at the top of his lungs for someone to come and get him. It makes no sense to me, and I have no idea why he does it. I've tried waiting just to see if eventually he would get up, and he doesn't. I've tried telling him repeatedly to just get up when he wakes up, and he wont. I've tried both leaving his door open and closing it, neither of which has an effect for him. Anyone ever heard of it or dealt with this? No one I've encountered has and our pediatrician was no help on this matter.