Any suggestions for kicking the nightime diaper???

Leilani - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 3 yr old is only wearing a diaper at night and it's so hard to stop him from having a drink 1 hr before bedtime. I need to stop the nightime diaper as my 16 month old will soon be potty training. Any suggestions????

Leilani Scholtz

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Sylvia - posted on 01/10/2010

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Every kid I think has their own motivation for when they're ready to potty train. My daughter is my oldest, and she potty trained before her baby brother was born, around 3 years old. My son Gabriel started preschool at 3, and we told him that if he wanted to start going to school like the big kids, he needed to learn to go to the potty by himself like the big kids do, and he learned to use the potty soon after. He wanted to be like the big kids. Every kid does it in her or her own time, but I wouldn't pressure your child to do it. They do it when they're ready. You can pull out the potty and tell them that when they're ready, they can use it just like you use the big potty when you go. Hopefully that will show them that eventually they need to learn that diapers are only temporary. I know other moms use stickers or candy (like m&ms) to motivate their kids, and that has worked. I wouldn't be above bribing my child if it's something that would work for them, too. :)

Jyotsna - posted on 01/09/2010

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I am having the same problem with my 3 1/2 year old. after much reading and discussions i have come to the conclusion that it is better for them to keep the night time diaper on as long as they need - hopefully in under a year they will see it as part of babyhood and want it removed. constant bed wetting and smelly/dirty clothes are more disturbing and can cause deep seated problems. my son is ok some of the time now if i remove the diaper but still has accidents and then we go back to using the diaper at night. but be clear its only for night time when they are asleep and may not be able to wake up fully to realise they need to pee -this is more true for boys apparently

Leilani - posted on 01/08/2010

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Quoting Erin:

For chronic nighttime wetters, you can get pads you put over the sheets that buzz when they get wet.



Where can you buy pads like that??? Never heard of them.

Amy - posted on 01/06/2010

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we just told our daughter she was done with diapers and took them away entirely and before bed she has this cute TINY cup that she can drink out of. she thinks she's "Getting away" with the drink but it's not enough for her to wet herself. luckily, our bedtime routine of bath, book, brush, bed takes up the last hour and she pees right before bed last thing.

Hannah - posted on 01/05/2010

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im having the opposite prob, my daughter is two and doesnt wear anything at night, shes got a potty by her bed that she uses if she needs to go while its night, in day i just cant get her to use it, we had accident after accident, she just loves the pull ups in the day,

Erin - posted on 01/05/2010

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For chronic nighttime wetters, you can get pads you put over the sheets that buzz when they get wet.

Trinity - posted on 01/05/2010

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he isnt waking up dry in the am? i know it sounds mean and work for you but what if you just put him to bed without it? it might only take an accident or 2 for him to realize he doesnt want it to happen again. Your 16 month old will be potty training soon? WOW! when I potty trained my first 2 I didnt put diapers on them at night. they wre both out of diapers at 2yrs old. it was all or nothing... i figured if they werent wearing them during the day then why should they at night?! and i could count on one hand the amount of accidents they have had. That was my experience, so maybe i was just lucky that they never had to wear them at night once they were potty trained. good luck!

Erin - posted on 01/05/2010

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Maybe you could wake him up once in the middle of the night for a while to go potty? If you do it a few nights in a row, he might start doing it on his own.

Kathy - posted on 01/05/2010

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Hi I have a daughter who has just turned 4 and she still wears a pull up at night as well as a 1 y who still wears nappies,children seem to take things at their pace and pushing them to do something if they are not ready only makes them go backwards.every child will do things when they are ready,My elderst now 9 was out of pull ups by the age of 3y but my 4y seems to be taking a bit longer

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