Does anyone have any night toilet traning tips for my 4 year old?

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Shannon - posted on 02/10/2009

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It isn't really something they can control. There is hormone that helps us to hold our urine during the night and unfortunately younger children may not yet have this hormone in the proper amount for a while. You could try using pull ups or there is an alarm you can put in their underwear that goes off when it gets wet so it wakes the child to go to the restroom. If you use it and see that it goes off about the same time every night then you can just get them up at that time to use the restroom. My son's time was 11 pm so it wasn't too late for me to get him up and take him to the bathroom. I hope this helps.

Nathalie - posted on 02/10/2009

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I took my kids to the restroom before bed and also woke them up once in the middle of the night for a couple of weeks...eventually they begin to hold it or get up on their own.

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LaQuoya - posted on 02/17/2009

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What seemed to work for me was no liquids after 6:00 PM. Then of course using the restroom before going to bed.

Michelle - posted on 02/13/2009

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hi when i was training my 4 year old for night time i found waking them to go to the toilet before i went to bed worked and put a shower curtain under the cover to make sure the mattress is protected from any mistakes that might and probably will happen and praise him/her for not weeing the bed and tell them you are dissapointed in them when they do make a mistake. that worked for me just took a little time and daily bed changes for a week or so

Leslie - posted on 02/13/2009

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I looked on line for a potty pager for my 5 year old. I got the night hawk. Within a month he was done wetting the bed at night. It was about 70 or 80$ but well worth it. I had tryed getting him up at night and cutting his drinks off after dinner. Nothing else worked for him. Good Luck

Heidi - posted on 02/13/2009

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Quoting Vicky:

Thanks. We are still using pull ups at night. It seems she goes into such a deep sleep that she just doesn't wake up. We were getting her up once during the night and also restricting the amount she had to drink before bed. She went so well for a while then slipped back and is now wetting through the pull ups! We were also doing the rewards.



You are not alone, my son is still in pullups at night and he will be 6 in May. I find that recently they are dry in the morning, but for evreyone to get a good night sleep I leave him in them just in case.  I also limit the amount of fluids in the evening hours say around 6pm he's cut off drinks.  Oh, and avoid juice or any beverage with sugar in it,  makes them pee more for some reason.   some kids just aren't ready yet.  Also, there are other children I know of this age that still wear pullups at night.  Don't worry!!! Everything will work out in time!

Tina - posted on 02/13/2009

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Throw away any pull ups or night diapers. Refuse to put them on. Make sure there are no drinks before bedtime. Make sure the child uses the toilet before going to bed. If you must, wake the child during the night to use the bathroom. First thing in the morning, upon waking, have the child use the bathroom. Be firm and consistent.
Good luck. It is a long process, but it will work. Also use night lights. One in the bedroom and one in the bathroom. The pull ups are just diapers. If she knows she has them on, she will use them. If she has underwear on, she should not like the way if feels when she wets them. A few nights with wet panties and wet sheets might do the trick!

Greet - posted on 02/10/2009

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We make shure that he goes to the toilet before he goes to bed. And We don't give him much to drink before he goes to sleep.



If he drinks something just before going to bed, his bed is wet by the morning. If he doesn't have a drink everything goes well. Sometimes he still has accidents but most of the time, more or less 1 years, it goed well.

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My nearly 4 year old son was doing pretty well at night until we went on Christmas vacation. We had to put him in pull ups every single night, though most nights he was able to get to the potty in time. It seems that he just needed to feel more secure, that having an accident wasn't the worst thing ever. He still occasionally gets panicky when he wakes up at night to go pee, and will usually come into our bedroom and announce he has to go before actually going. I made a big deal out of daytime potty training (when I was more worked up about accidents than he was), and downplayed nighttime (when he was more worked up than me).

Melody - posted on 02/10/2009

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You have to monitor his fluid intake. Cut off liquids at 7pm for 8pm bedtime etc. Remind your child to go to the bathroom before bed. Let him sleep in a pull up if

you don't like accidents. If your child urinates while sleeping, you may have to wake

early and take her to the bathroom again. Be patient, and never get upset over accidents. Coach her with love and enthusiasm. Atta girl, good job, etc. Just monitor her closer. Good luck.

Marquida - posted on 02/10/2009

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humm i have a boi so it was a lil diff but his ped told me it was what he was drinking that made it link thu the pull ups for him to try water when he is thirsty in stead of heavy sugar liquids or light drinks we was doing juicey juice cuz it was free it cam with the wic but his doctor said that stuff is havey he drinks more water and the pull up holds

Vicky - posted on 02/10/2009

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I wake her up and ask her what her body says does it need to do a wee? Trying to get her to recognise the feeling. She just seems to be such a sound sleeper.

Nicole - posted on 02/10/2009

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I'm going through the same thing with my 3 1/2 year old. My mother gave me the best advice. (in my opinion anyway) If we expect them to wake up during the night then we need to wake up with them so that they learn. So I get up with my son at least twice a night and at least get him into the bathroom and "try" to go. That way he gets in the habbit of doing that. It's been succesfull so far!! Good luck!

Samantha - posted on 02/10/2009

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I would not let the child have anything to drink any closer than 2 hours before bed and go potty right before bed. Something else I had to do with my older child is put a potty chair in her room because she had a baby gate and could not get to the real bathroom in the middle of the night. She is now 5 and she was potty trained at 2, she has only had about a total of 5 or 6 night accidents in the 3 years.

Vicky - posted on 02/10/2009

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Thanks so much for all replies and suggestions. I know we will get there was just curious to see if anyone had that miraculous tip!!

Shannon - posted on 02/10/2009

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Also, if she continues after she has been dry for a while their is a medication they can put her on to give her the hormone artificially called desmopressin it is a low dose with little to no side affects but I think she is too young for that.

Vicky - posted on 02/10/2009

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Thanks. We are still using pull ups at night. It seems she goes into such a deep sleep that she just doesn't wake up. We were getting her up once during the night and also restricting the amount she had to drink before bed. She went so well for a while then slipped back and is now wetting through the pull ups! We were also doing the rewards.

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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I use a prize box for my daughter, everytime she went potty all day she was able to put a sticker on a chart. At night I would put alittle potty in her room and if she went during thr night or in the morning she was able to pick a prize from the box!! Good Luck, I know it's hard when you are the one actually in it!!!

Rhoda - posted on 02/10/2009

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there is not much you can do unfortunately, it is probably a phase, my 4 year went thru this a couple of months ago, She would wet the bed it seemed every other night. We limited her fluid intake before bed and now we make sure she potties before bed everynight. This has worked for us, she hasn't had an accident since. I know it can be frustrating, especially since they are potty trained at this point. Some people believe it is linked to a change in their life, (at the time, my daughter had just started preschool) has there been in recent change in her life recently? Try and work thru it the best you can, I know I really didn't give any advice but hopefully the tips I gave can be useful. Good luck to you both.

Jacqueline - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Vicky:

Does anyone have any night toilet traning tips for my 4 year old?



 



have u tried to leave the toilet light on for him that way he doesnt feel scared in the dark trying to find the toilet and maybe also tell him for every so many nights in a row that he uses the toilet he gets a reward for it....





 

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