Drinks at nighy after my toddler is in bed

Gabrielle - posted on 04/22/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 2.5yr old daughter is fully potty trained during the day she wear underwear and everything! The problem is at night I still have to put pull ups on her because she constantly asks for liquids after she is in bed. Waking up sometimes close to 3-4 times a night saying "Mommy I'm thirsty". I feel bad not giving her drinks but this is causing me to have a lack of sleep. She also pee pees the bed a lot after giving her these drinks. How can I stop this I need help please!!!!

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User - posted on 04/22/2014

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Thank you for all the wonderful feedback I will be taking all your recommendations and using them with my daughter!

Rebekah - posted on 04/22/2014

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Encourage her to drink more during the day so that perhaps she won't be so thirsty at bedtime. And, I'm wondering if she is really thirsty at night, or is she just wanting to check in with you when she wakes up in the middle of the night? Maybe she just needs reassurance, and otherwise developed a habit of asking for a drink to keep you coming into the room. You could keep a small sippy cup next to the bed (with a small amount) if she really just needs a little sip. I realize that won't help the pee situation, but if she only wants a sip (and not to see you), then she could take a sip and go back to sleep herself. Maybe some of this is her trying to soothe herself back to sleep when she awakens.
Also, its normal for kids this age not to be able to go through the night dry, even though she's accomplished it during the day. Her bladder may not be mature enough to last the hours through the night. She might wet her pull-up even if you didn't give her drinks in the night. I do agree with the other suggestion, that if she's wakening because of a full bladder, then she should be encouraged to become aware of that and use the toilet at night.

Doris - posted on 04/22/2014

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Just offer a sip or two each time she wakes up. You want to be able to quench her thirst not fill up on it. Also encourage her to go to the bathroom if she can.

User - posted on 04/22/2014

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Wow that's a wonderful idea as far as going to the potty everytime she wakes up. Thank I very much

Miranda - posted on 04/22/2014

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Are you taking her to the potty every time she wakes up? That will help her know she needs to go during the night too. Then...maybe she will start going by herself instead of wetting the bed. As far as drinks go..that might be a long battle...try giving her less each time and mayne she will wean herself.

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