Chasity - posted on 09/20/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )
I'm just wondering what other moms/parents did to help your child to wake up dry? My 4yr 3m old has been pottytrained since right before 3. The only time he has an accident during the day is if he falls asleep while in the car and pees on himself. He doesn't take naps any longer, but the car will definitely put him to sleep if he's been up all day. We have a 2 year old still in diapers and pull ups are just too much for our family to be spending on so I've been using the underwear and protector method. However since he pees on himself several times during the night, his behind is becoming chapped. He won't get up at all to pee, he will however get up to get on the couch sometime during the night so not only does he wet his bed but he wets the couch. His bed isn't that big of a deal since his mattress is the same one he's had since being a baby. The couch however has no protection and obviously I don't want the couch to reek of pee! We've limited fluids before bed and we have been getting him up throughout the night to pee however nearly every time he throws a fit ..he eventually will go or he will have peed before we go in to get him. I'm just wondering if there's anyone who have tried other methods and had success? Also I have read that some kids don't have bladder control until 5 yrs. so I may just have to wait it out a bit. Thanks for your help!