Diaper at Night

Torie - posted on 05/29/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )

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any one have a suggestion that i can try so i can get my son out of diapers at night time....

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Stina - posted on 06/09/2010

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A lot of kids are physically unable to stay dry at night until they get a little older. If one parent remembers wetting the bed, you have a higher chance that your son will also be a bedwetter. So- let him stay in the diapers at night until his body matures a little more.

My son will be 6 in September and we are attempting to be done with the diapers b/c he has expressed a desire to stay dry at night. We keep track on the calendar with stars- a full month of dry nights and he is going to get a two wheel bicycle (planning on it for his birthday, but it's looking like he may get it earlier) All of a sudden, he is getting up on his own in the middle of the night and using the toilet. We ran out of his night diapers so he went to bed in his regular underwear last night :-) He made it with one run to the toilet around 3 am. I am very proud of his efforts.

I'm telling you this because there is hope. Your son will get bigger and older and eventually be able to stay dry at night/wake up on his own to use the toilet. Till then, don't make a huge deal out of it and save yourself the headache of trying to push him to be dry at night before he is ready.

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Sheryl - posted on 07/22/2010

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My 3 yr old sleeps like a rock and wears a diaper at night. She has been potty trained for quite some time but just doesn't wake up at night having to go potty. I guess I am not a lot of help am I?

Holly - posted on 07/15/2010

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My daughter will 3 1/2 and still wears pullups at night. I figure she has no accidents during that day that I could deal with buying a pack of pull-ups a month. We are working on trying to stay dry though. We have a sticker chart. Everytime she wakes up dry she gets a stick.. We start small first a week and so on at the end of each set time she gets to pick a special gift...small ones in the beginning once she is out of the pull ups she could pick what ever she wants (with in reason of course) Good luck!

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My daugther says to me one evening that she didnt want her diaper at night anymore and since then she doesnt wears them anymore. She started to be dry 6 month before and I ask her many times if we should stop the diaper at night but she always said NO.I was so pushing her but then I dicided to stop asking her and in the end she came to me and since then everything is great. She has her drinking during dinner and before she goes to bed she is going to toilet (she doesnt likes the potty since she is 2 and a half) and she sleeps very good all night through. The first thing in the morning is...going to toilet. I like the way it went...in the end it was so easy but in the beginning i was so pushing her...so stop pushing your child...it will come to you when it is the right time.

Jackie - posted on 07/08/2010

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buy a mattress cover and prepare for a lack of sleep but it works start by giving him nothing to drink after 7pm and them wake him up several times throughout the night and take him to the bathroom. After a few days his body will begin to adjust to getting up and going to the bathroom at night when he needs too. All my children were fullyu potty trained by 3 I still get the occasional bed wetting but that is normal.

Shannon - posted on 07/03/2010

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My daughter is 4. She has been potty trained since 2.5 yrs, she's been wearing big girl panties during the day & @ nap time since then but up until a couple months before her 4th birthday she still wore pullups @ bedtime. she went for a long time with very few accidents but i kept her in pullups for safe measure. I did not wake her up to go the bathroom any. every night she would only have water after 5:30. I'd make her go potty right before going to bed. And i've always and still do tell her if she needs me to help her potty in the night to wake me up. Her accidents are pretty far & few bewteen & shes been in panties @ night for a few months now. Your child will usually let u know when they are ready.

Jane - posted on 06/30/2010

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he doesn't have control in the night, it;s a body function, hormones... what he can control is if he chooses to wet the bed after he's woken but doesn't want to get up. (usually in the winter) rewards would work for this. he'll get there.

Korea - posted on 06/27/2010

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i agree with debbie my four year old just stopped having accidents and it just stopped out of the blue, you must be very patient but it will happen. the way i did it is with pull-ups and setting my alarm to get up several times through the night to take her to the restroom to keep her from wetting the bed.

Shanna - posted on 06/26/2010

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Potty training is so tricky! When my daughter was two and half she could use the potty but at night, she couldn't. I put her in diapers and now, at four, I put her in Goodnights. As a precaution. She's going good. The pants I got her let her feel the uncomfortable feeling of wetness. She got up one night at three in the morning, wanting to take her pants off. I led her to the toilet. She hasn't had any accidents in eight months. But I Still put her in Goodnights just in case. I think in a few months, I will stop. Children can learn to use the potty but it's that darn night-time trips that are a little harder to instill.

Brandi - posted on 06/17/2010

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I stopped giving my son anything to drink after 7(his bed time is 9) and wake him up to go to the bathroom once a night(12) he never used pull ups and has had very few accidents.The accidents were from me not waking him up.I can even let him stay asleep but prop him up so that his thighs are touching the rim of the toilet and he automatically pees lol

Stephanie - posted on 06/16/2010

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My daughter, who will be 4 in September, decided she was the one tired of diapers and pull ups. After a BIG setback with potty training last year (a broken leg), 2 weeks after her cast was off, she tells me, "Momma, I want big girl underwear again!" .... We used pull ups at night for about a week before she refused to wear them at ALL, and she's never once had an accident at night. During the day on the other hand, she went in her pants at least twice a day.

It all depends on the kid, like the other posts have said. Sometimes, though, your child will tell you when he or she is ready.

Jessica - posted on 06/16/2010

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lol, that make sense and since its mainly other ppl telling me i need to do it this way i guess since i am 27 and a mom of 2 plus their still both alive and well, lol, it should be about how i wanna care for my child and not how other ppl think i should.

Alison - posted on 06/16/2010

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At this stage there is no rush. I kept my daughter in diapers at night until she stopped wetting them. I have heard that some children wet their bed until age 7. I figure, we have enough battles during the day, let's all take it easy during the night!

Lenash - posted on 06/14/2010

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in that case you have to be carrying him to the potty to be urinating at a short interval. Definately the start is not easy cos you will not sleep well. Good luck, give it a try and see

Jessica - posted on 06/11/2010

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What I'm trying with my daughter that seems to be working is no more drinks after 7p.m. Her bedtime is at 8:30 so that gives her pleanty enought time to empty her bladder. Bathroom before bed obviously, and then since I myself go to bed late I wake her up to go before I go to bed. Or something else you can try is set ur alarm for like 12:00 for a week, 2 tops that way you can wake him up to go potty and by the end of the 2nd week he will have that routiene so then hopefully he will wake himself up to go. Just an idea other wise I'm as lost as you cuz my daughter thinks she's naughty cuz I have to put a diaper on her for bed cuz she knos peeing her pants is naughty but how else to u stop her from thinking shes naughty cuz she wets the bed?? That routiene is what my parents did to me when i was younger cuz i was a bed wetter till I was 5yrs. old. So good luck, and ny ideas, let me kno:-)

Ashley - posted on 06/10/2010

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my 3 year old was still wearing diapers at night and i was also still giving him a cup to lay down with once i stopped giving him his cup he stoped using diapers...now he no more crys for that cup and i no more have to buy diapers...

Whitney - posted on 06/10/2010

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As soon as my oldest was wearing underwear during the day, we said bye-bye to all forms of diapers. I did not want him to get confused by the idea of it not being ok to wear them during the day but it was ok at night.
We would make sure that he went to the bathroom before bed and that he stopped during liquids a half hour before bed too.
He wakes up on his own in the middle of the night and will go by himself to the washroom, do his business, flush and get back into bed.

He was completely in underwear two weeks after his third birthday (he is now just over 4) and we have only had 1 accident in bed.

Every child is different but as long as you follow their cues and are consistent with it once you start, it will happen!

Danielle - posted on 06/03/2010

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my daughter was wearing pullups to bed when she was 3, and eventually we stopped buying pullups. then, we started counting down the nights. we must have had about 20 or so pullups left, and every night at bedtime, we would count how many were left. when she got down to the last pullup, i took her to chuckie cheese. now, she absolutely HAS to use the potty before bedtime, no longer than 15 minutes before bed. she gets half of a water bottle by her bedside if she gets thirsty, and if she wakes up in the middle of the night, we force her to try the potty again. and as soon as she wakes up, she uses it. we have never had even one night time-accident (*knocks on wood) and shes been potty trained for well over 8 months.

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Try him one night without and see how he feels about it. If he's ready he'll let you know.



My LO makes more of an effort now he's out of them at night and generally keeps a dry bed!!



hope this helps and good luck x

Izelle - posted on 06/02/2010

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My lil girl who is turning four in August still wears night diapers, we tried a few months back taking the diaper away so for three weeks she wet her bed every night. Then for a whole month it was going good till she went to visit her grandma and she put a diaper on now we are back to square one.. It just takes time and alot of patience. Try not giving anything to drink after six only sips of water if he really gets thirsty. and try taking him potty as many times before he goes to sleep and then again when you go to sleep doesnt matter the time or if he is sleeping, they tend to go right back to sleep.

Debbie - posted on 05/30/2010

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First make sure he is ready....if his diaper is not soaking wet in the morning, switch to cool alert pull-ups. They will help him realize that he is going and lead to him getting up to go to the bathroom. Try not to get frustrated....the bottom line is he won't stay dry through the night until his body starts making a hormone that stops his body from making urine at night...he has no control over that. Be patient, he will get there! Good luck!

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