Nighttime Potty

Marie - posted on 05/31/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I would like to know if anyone can give suggestions on how I can get my 4 year old to go to the bathroom at night instead of wearing pullups to bed? The doctor said it's fine for now but she goes to kinder next year and I don't know what to do for nighttime potty training, thankx.

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Jill - posted on 08/28/2010

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i used to wake my son up to go potty and now that he is 5 if he wakes up and comes to sleep with me ... he has to go on the potty first

Michelle - posted on 07/13/2010

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Getting her to go to toilet before she goes to bed, lifting her and placing her on the potty or toilet to try and go when you go to bed (you don't even have to wake her fully for this if you carry her), stop giving her food/drink at least an hour before she goes to bed. That sort of thing is really all the suggestions I can give.

Don't put too much pressure on her and reward her when she goes to the toilet.

If she's dry during the daytime then I wouldn't worry about kinder too much. My youngest was in pre-school before she had complete dry nights.

Jane - posted on 06/24/2010

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i haven't taken this head on yet, but my friend has her husband wake their kids up at around 11 and bring them to the potty. eventually, i think the idea is that they will get up on their own and go.

Mary - posted on 06/16/2010

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You can encourage him to be a "big boy" and get up and go pee in the night, but if he is sleeping through his need and just going in his pull up there is nothing you can do, other than limiting drinks after dinner. (just sips if he is desperate). Some kids just sleep very deeply. My son is 5 and just now finally started getting up to go pee at night. He still may occasionally have an accident.

Jane - posted on 06/04/2010

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My son is 5 1/2 and still wears a pull up to bed....we are finally at the stage where he is waking up and peeing in the night. This has been for about the last 6 months. I feel confident that he could probably go without at this point, but he still likes them and he has had a couple of accidents....so I don't mind him still wearing them. I try to take my cues from them.

Linda - posted on 06/02/2010

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my son is 4 years old also there are days that he wears pull ups to bed and times he wears big boy pants. If he drinks alot before bed I am glad he has the pull up on but if I get him to go before he falls asleep then he don't need them
give him time I am sure he will do just fine. just make him go to bed without drinking alot. when he gets to kindergarden and would want a friend over he may change his mind about the pullup

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