Sandra - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




Anyone else trying to pottytrain and completely give up diapers/pull-ups even at night yet? Not sure when if I should even try or not....
We didn't even start to pottytrain my daughter till she was 3. In the beginning, she was amazing and we totally were trained within a month or so. She even slept all night with no accidents. So we never went to pull-ups, but then we went on vacation and were afraid to chance it and put her in pull-ups when she went to bed and ever since we can't get her back to panties for bed. I've been trying to get up in the middle of the night about every 2-3 hours and sometimes I can get her to go on the potty and other times I can't. I've been doing this for a little over 2 weeks and maybe have a 2-3 nights not in a row, just randomly of a dry bed in the morning. Not sure if I should give up and go back to pull-ups for a while and try later. I also have a 3 yr old daughter who we started pottytraining at 18 months with her big sister and she is totally done, no more accidents at all for about 3 weeks!!! So frustrated. :(


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Jenn - posted on 10/06/2010




Some kids just don't wake up when they have to pee - I was one of those kids. What worked for me was one of those alarms. I wish we had learned about using it sooner - could have saved me much embarrassment and missing out on Girl Guide camp because I was so afraid of having an accident. But whatever you do - NEVER punish a child for wetting the bed - trust me - it is NOT to get attention. They can't help it, and to punish someone for something that they have no control over only causes hurt feelings which can have a lasting effect.

Emily - posted on 08/14/2010




i would make my son go pee before bed and he had to stay there till he went (maybe two min) and then i would wake him before i went to bed too

Melissa - posted on 08/08/2010




I would not give up, it is only going to make this process longer, each time you go back to the pull ups is putting you and your child 10 steps further from getting her trained, I would be consistant as possible. It will come and if you had her there already at once then you know there is light at the end of the tunnel. it is hard if you go away on vacation with all the other thing syou do but i would honestly not start over keep trying each night and keep trying different things one thing is going to work, but if she sees you are giving up then she will too, keep talking to her too, tell her how well she is doing and that you are proud of her, also try new things,

Crissy - posted on 08/05/2010




my daughter is now 9 1/2 years old and still wets the bed. she was potty trained by 3 years old even dry at night then all the sudden at about 4 years old she started wetting the bed at night. i tryed everything, nothing seemed to work. i kept her in pull-ups for a while but realized if i put her in panties at night she would stay dry some nights. if the pull-ups are there they will pee in them but if you don't give them a choice she will do better and better with staying dry at night. i do a lot of laundry, i have 4 kids and 2 still sometimes wet at night. my 9 and 7 year olds wet at night but my 4 year old stays dry,never had an issue. Also my doctor told me to try the bed wetting alarms that hook to their panties and their pj shirt. those are spendy but they do help in the long run. hope that helps if you would like to talk more let me know.

Anita - posted on 07/15/2010




have you had her checked to make sure she has no blADDER PROBLEMS, IF SO THEN MAYBE IT IS GIVING HER THE WANTED ATTENTION SHE IS AFTER, sorry caps, because she gets attention instead of her sister, the smaller of the two, even if it is negative attention, it is none the less attention, but first fule out medical problems, you do know that bubble bath can cause bladder infections btw, right?

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2010




My daughter was potty trained when she was 2 and it was perfect. No accidents, no nothing. Then all of a sudden there were accidents. She was right back to pull ups. Now for the last year she has worn big underwear and maybe once a month pees the bed at night. She knows that she cant have anything to drink before bed. After dinner, then shes bathed and maybe a snack. If she gets a snack I will give her maybe 4oz of water, what we call a "baby drink". Right before bed, I have her go to the bathroom whether she has to or not. Sometimes that can be the hardest is making her go, but she does eventually. Its a tough thing, especially with their 3 & 4yr old attitudes. Good luck!

Meghan - posted on 02/13/2010




My son still sometimes wets the bed but has been pottytrained during the day since he was 2. Go for pull ups at night for now because the mess is more trouble than its worth!

Lindsay - posted on 02/02/2010




My son was potty trained by his 3rd birthday, only during the day though. He still wears pull-ups just in case he wets the bed but 95% of the time wakes up in the morning without having an accident at night. I would say just cut her off from anything to drink at a certain time before bed and make her go potty right before she goes to sleep and see if that helps. I would keep a pull-up on her just in case she does have an accident because I know that changing sheets are a pain, especially if done everyday. Then once she goes about a month without any accidents then take her out of pull-ups at night and put her panties on and see how she does.

Natalie - posted on 02/01/2010




How long before bed does she still drink something? And do you maker her go before she goes to bed?

These 2 thing have helped me a lot with my son. He was fully trained and then suddenly he had 2 accidents a week while asleep during the night.

So now he gets something to drink 1 1/2 hours before bed and i make him use the potty before he goes to bed even if he swears he doesn't have to go.

Other than that, i guess patience... they will have the occasional accident.

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