Night time potty training for a 4 year old boy

Louise - posted on 06/05/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son, Daniel who is 4 had been potty trained in the day for a year now, but I have yet to potty train him at night. Apart from letting him have his last drink 2 hours before he goes to bed & getting him to wee before he goes to bed and then again when you yourself go to bed is there any other advice people can give to master this??

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Veronica - posted on 06/05/2009

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Continue what you are already doing =-= consistency - get him on the toilet before bed (twice is good, if you can get him to) then right away in the morning get him on the toilet again. before you know it, he will be getting up in the morning and going by himself. Good Luck!

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i have the same issue and did exactly what you are doing and still he would have accidents so i talked to his dr about it and she said because he is a heavy sleeper that is why he doesnt wake when he needs to go i even tried an alarm clock in his room but still he has his good nights and his bad ones. but my dr also told me that there are alot of children that wet there beds all the way up to 10 yrs old which i hope isnt the case for my son but just keep doing what your doing and eventually i think they will get it! at least that is my hope!

Amy - posted on 06/07/2009

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I think it depends on the kid. My daughter didnt stop wetting the bed until she was 6. My son is 6 and still wets the bed.I found that lots of his friends in K have the same issue. We have tried all the tricks but nothing has worked.

Good luck to you. But dont loose sleep over it.

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don't feel too bad if it takes a while. My daughter is 5 and at school and is still not toilet trained at night. It gets to me sometimes, but I figure she'll get the hang of it one day. I've done all the things suggested and I've just put it down to her body not being physically ready. I am at the stage I will get her checked out by a doctor soon just to confirm no physical problems, but I doubt it. Some kids are just deeper sleepers than others and can't wake themselves enough to go.

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