DRY at night..How?

Gena - posted on 12/10/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is turning 3in january,how do you get toddlers dry at night?I would appreciate any tipps and would like to read how you got your child/ren to be dry during the night.My son still wears a diaper at night and i dont know how to start.. I dont think he will wake up and use the potty in the middle of the night on his own.

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Cecilia - posted on 12/10/2013

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My daughter is 3 and not even close to ready for night training. She will stay dry for a nap, so we started to leave her in panties then. For night, just be patient, they will get there. If you think they are almost ready, keep drinking to a minimum after dinner time. Remind them to go right before bed, maybe wake them once to go in the middle of the night. I personally don't wake them but many people do.

Other than that, I agree with Jodi, just have everything prepared every night. Layering the bed makes your life so much easier.

Jodi - posted on 12/10/2013

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Gena, I waited until their nappy was dry at LEAST most of the time. If they are still soaking themselves at night, chances are their bladder is not quite ready. I'd check in the morning whether dry, and how dry. Once they were mostly dry, I stopped using the nappies (pull ups by that time), and layered up the bed with a waterproof sheet, then a cotton sheet, then another waterproof sheet, and another cotton sheet. I also made sure we had a spare set of PJ ready to go. So some nights, they would wet, we stripped the top layer, changed their PJs and put them straight back to bed.

Just be warned, some kids aren't ready at this age. We had a bedwetter. he soaked pull ups almost every night until he was about 12......(yes, it did have medical check ups before then).

If you try to night train them before they are physically ready it really becomes a headache for you.

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Carrie - posted on 12/17/2013

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Totally agree with Cecelia's post. Limit liqids two hous before bed, remind them to go before bed and wake them up once at night. I was a mom who woke them up and let me tell you it caused no sleep problems since they were only half awake but I swear it trained their little bodies to realize when they had to go. My boys are now 11 and 8 and we never had nightime accidents.

Jodi - posted on 12/11/2013

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What a silly thing to lie about!! About 20% of all 5 years olds are not yet regularly dry at night, so it is hardly something to be concerned about and definitely not something to lie about!!

Gena - posted on 12/11/2013

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i am relieved now because i hear from alot of people that a child turning three shouldnt need diapers anymore. Bedwetting is a tubu theme here, thats why i gave up on asking my friends that habe children.Our neighbor is an example,i asked her if her daughter that is turning 4in april is dry at night and she said yes but the truth is her daughter still wears a diaper (i went next door once abit late to ask for something and the daughter was in her pjs with a diaper) You could watch her face going red because she lied to me.I just find it a pitty that she wasnt honost and i think its a subject that no body has to be ashamed to talk about.

Gena - posted on 12/10/2013

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Thanks Jodi for replying.I guess i will still wait awhile because his diapers are still always wet in the morning,and i dont want to force him if he isnt ready yet.Thank you for that tipp with checking it in the morning.

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