Need advise for potty training at night.

Sharie - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son will be 3 the end of June. For the most part he does really well with using the potty during the day. We only use big boy undies during the day and pull ups at night. I tried counting down and telling him that mommy isn't going to buy any more pull ups when those were all gone. he would have keep his undies clean and dry. I planned it so I could do it during the week of spring break. I would set my alarm and wake up before he did so I could take him to the potty but his bed was always soaked!

With my daughter I did the count down thing and in fact she wore her very last diaper for 3 nights in a row. She was dry for 2 weeks before I took them away. That was a month after she turned 2! She is now 5 and the only time she has night time accidents is when she has UTI's.

I don't get it! He is almost 3! is he just lazy? I'm tired of spending the money on pull ups and I'm tired of washing his sheets every single day! I have tried rewards, but like I said, He does great during the day night time is our problem!

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Sharie - posted on 04/11/2012

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I tried to limit his fluid intake to just about 30oz a day and he got dehydrated. So now he only gets milk in the morning and only gets water the rest of the day. And he doesn't get anything to drink past dinner time, usually about 6:30 and he goes to bed by 8. I've thought about setting my alarm and getting up about 3 times a night to make him get up to go potty. But I'm not sure how effective that would be. Especially if it's going to make him crabby the next day.

Brittney - posted on 04/11/2012

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I limit my daughters fluid before she goes to bed. She has a total of 20 ounces of fluids a day and if she is thirsty, then I have popsicles that cure her thirst. I make sure she goes to the bathroom before she goes to bed. The past 2 weeks, she had been dry at night (my plan was to wait until she had been dry for a month) but last night, I decided to let her sleep in training pants with the plastic liner on them. She decided to sleep in today and woke up wet. I think it does take time for them to be able to hold it for longer and longer periods of time. My daughter is 18 months and wakes up early and has to go (about 7a). If she sleeps longer than 7:13a, then she cannot hold it any longer and pees herself.

One thing you can do is get those mattress protectors and put one under one set of sheets and another one under another set, so if he wakes up and the bed is wet, you don't have to make the whole bed again.

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