My 2 year old is potty trained durring the day, but is having trouble staying dry durring LONG naps

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Jenny - posted on 07/13/2009

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I would suggest two things. 1. Make him/her use the potty before nap time. 2. Try to monitor their liquid consumption before nap so you know if they would need to use the potty or not. OR you can always put on pull-ups/diapers on for nap time until your little one is a potty trained pro. Good Luck!

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Jessica - posted on 11/09/2011

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i find putting them on the potty every 1.5 hrs-2hours all day long really helps. if she naps in the afternoon do it all morning long & right before nap time.

Jenny - posted on 07/20/2009

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Every Doctor and situation is always a bit different, but I followed my pediatrician's advice when my daughter was being potty trained and controlled her liquid consumption before bedtime and it worked wonders. As far as being dehydrated..as long as your giving your child a normal amount of liquids a day they should have no "problems in the future". Again be patient your little one will soon be a potty training pro.

Jessica - posted on 07/13/2009

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I would say be patient and wear pull-ups during nap or night. They will eventually grow out of it if you do all of the above comments from the moms. When my son was 2 1/2 he said "I would like to try to sleep without pull-ups, my underwear will wake me up". He is 3 now and we have had only 2 nightime accidents. Good luck - I wouldn't worry so much.

René - posted on 07/13/2009

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This is what my sisters doctor told her about bedwetting. Hope it helps:





Bedwetting has nothing to do with fluid intake, it has everything to do with the ability to respond to bladder signals. Restriciting fluids should not be recommended because children run an increased risk of dehydration. Besides, kids will wet the bed even if fluid intake is restricted because food turns into liquid after it is digested.





There are several drawbacks to parents waking the bedwetter and/or using a regular alarm clock to wakeup the bedwetter at a designated time to use the bathroom at night.

The bedwetter's bladder may not be full when woken. This creates a missed opportunity to learn to respond to a full bladder at night. A bedwetting alarm works best at training bedwetting kids to properly respond to a full bladder while asleep.

Kadi - posted on 07/13/2009

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I am a nurse. All of the doctors I have ever come into contact with about this topic have all said the same thing, stop liquids 1 hour before bed and make sure they use the potty before laying down. Also when they have an accident, make them help change themselves. My son has very bad allergies and is on 7 different anti histamines, he is ALWAYS thirsty, and they told me to do the same thing. I wish you all the luck !

Lisa - posted on 07/13/2009

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My son is 4 years old now he was potty trained by age 2 had 1 or 2 accidents when he was fully potty trained we worked with him durning the day which he got down with no problem and at night we put on those pull ups on him. I would tell him that he was a big boy now and constantly reapeat it and constanly ask him if he had to use the potty. I did watch his intake of fluids right before bed which I never heard of that being a bad thing he has no problems now and once he learned to get up out of bed to use the bathroom I put him in underware and we haven't had a bed wetting problem since. tada completly potty trained . . . :) good luck!

René - posted on 07/13/2009

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Just be patient. They are still learning control. Just put a nappy on when they go down. What ever you do, do not cut down their liquid intake. This will just make things worse when they are older. My sisters boy is 8 and he wet the bed until he was 6. She was restricting his fluid intake around bed time and even waking him up during the night to go to the bathroom. The pediatician said this is a big no no. I can't remember why though.

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