I'm after all thoughts and tips on night time toilet training

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Debora - posted on 09/17/2009

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to keep sheets clean you can get those throwaway chucks in most drugstores like they use in hospitals they are blue.i now i asked my hospital for some when i had my kids and they said ok.these can be used in the bed,the seat they watch tv from or yes when you travel,they work nicley for training for bathroom as well as when you get sick.i know they have something like these for house breaking your pets as well.it saves on washing car and bedding in the middle of night .

Debora - posted on 09/17/2009

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my oledest was only 18 months old when i went to a wic site and they asked me if i had started potty training her to which i said no yet she was dry all night so then i went and got pull ups that i only used at night by the time her sister was born in november she was done.i started by taking her in when ever i had to go so she saw me go and used the toilet on her own with me holding onto her rather than mess with a potty you have to empty.she ate her dinner had a sip of water before bed woke up herself went in used toilet to which i heard her get up so i checked to see if she was ok to find her trying to flush toilet and said good girl you did it the first bm on that first night and she asked for a kiss so you guessed it she got one from and i woke her dad and he kissed her as well.i knew then it was done.my other one has special needs so she was a little harder since she had been in a body cast due to breaking her femer bone on each leg the first one she had tripped over a toy and the other we helped a friend move and her puppy tangled her leg into its chain.so she was trained at 3 yrs old but when we started her it went like her sister most of the time even at preschool they worked with her done by 4 .

Jennifer - posted on 09/17/2009

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You can't night train a kid. It just comes with age. I had one who was dry through the night at 2 and another who was still wetting the bed at 7. If the kid is still wetting the bed at 5, find out if there are other causes (my older daughter had obstructive sleep apnea and when her tonsils came out, the night peeing stopped) but kids have small bladders and sleep hard. It isn't their fault.

Also if there are family members who wet the bed late, your kid is statistically more likely to do the same.

Jennifer - posted on 09/17/2009

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I give my four year old a special sticker when he keeps his bed dry all night. They work pretty good. He keeps them in a sticker album so he can see how many he has earned. He shows his dad and siblings and is very excited.

Brenda - posted on 09/05/2009

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what I did was I didnt give my son anything to drink after 7 pm and if he needed something it was a little water....but I would make sure he either tried or went before I put him to bed and then before I went to sleep I would wake him up to go....he would be a complete zombie but he would either fight with me or he would go....then I would wake him up every 2 hours and take him to the bathroom and have him stand there until he either went or did nothing for about 3 minutes.....it takes some time but after a while of waking him up he started to get up on his own and go....I also had a wonderful mother in law who helped me out too...so I was blessed...if you have someone who could help you with the waking up part that would help alot too...hope this helps...oh it took about a month for him to get it down.....

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each child is different, yasemin had a small drink with dinner, and a small glass of milk before bed, then went to the toilet before bed. i would lift her about 3 hours into her sleep put her on the toilet whilst still asleep, then again in another few hours, it took about one week, but then all done and dry, she was just turned 2 and completely dry, have had the odd accident when she is really tired or has had a really busy day. but now she goes all night, no more lifting, take it one step at a time, try night nappies, when they are dry in the morning take them off, then try the lifting, then try leaving them good luck honey

Gina - posted on 08/14/2009

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Quoting Melanie:

Set a night alarm to get him use to getting up in the middle of the night to use the toilet.



what ever you do, don't wake them up. Are you crazy. I much prefer my sleep.



Most kids get the hang of it eventually. Just put those pullups on, do the thing where you restrict drinks at dinner and after dinner (milk at dinner is good). then as they stop wetting the pullup as much then start encouraging them with it. It will come good. Too much pressure is bad for them. Patience.



My son didn't stop this till he was 3. So don't let it worry you.

User - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son is four and a half... and has been totally toilet trained during the day and for naps (when he still had them) since he was two, but at night time he is a really heavy sleeper - he sleeps from 6pm till 6am every night and very rarely wakes up. I have people (mainly one set of grandparents) telling me all the time that I should be night time training him, but he just doesn't seem even close to ready - despite his age! I feel bad when I hear other peoples kids were trained so early (like two and stuff) but I don't want to push him as I have male relations that have had heaps of problems and wet the bed right up till they were teens (even after visits to doctors and shrinks and everything)... but at the same time I know how hard it was for them when it came to school camps or sleep overs at friends houses - and I really don't want that for my children! I'm not sure what I should do - he still wears a nappy to bed as he dosn't even wake up even when he is wet... I have cahnged the sheets during the night while he is still asleep and only ever attemted the no nappy four times. I just don't know what I should be doing (he is my eldest) so do I persist with it and try to wake him to teach him to get up or do I just go with it and wait till he is waking dry or what???

Tee - posted on 08/13/2009

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Our daughter is 3 and stays dry during the day.No matter if I have her go potty right before her nap or bedtime she still, usually poops in her pull ups. I know each child is different, its just hard hearing how someone else's kid is completely trained at a younger age than alison.

Melanie - posted on 08/13/2009

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Set a night alarm to get him use to getting up in the middle of the night to use the toilet.

Heather - posted on 08/13/2009

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I was told to focus on training durring the day, and naps and night time will come on its own, and that is a sign that they are trained when they can hold it throught the night or get up and go in the night. My son gets up dry from naps, and we just quit buying diapers so he is in underwear at night...I will have to take the advice on night time sheet changes!

Crystal - posted on 08/13/2009

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I waited until my son started having a dry diaper in the mornings. I have also heard of putting a set of sheets on then a plastic sheet with another set of sheets on top. This makes middle of the night changes easier.

Amber - posted on 08/13/2009

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potty training your kid at night is definitely the hardest...with my son i don't let him have any drinks after his dinner juice or milk and i make sure he goes to the bathroom RIGHT before bedtime and if it takes him a while to go to sleep i'll have him go again. i have even woken him up in the middle of the night if im awake and he will actually pee in his sleep and go right back to bed...it might sound weird but its better then having to wash the sheets all the time. my son has done really good but is 3 and still has an occasional accident. i would recommend getting a cover for your mattress just in case and try not to get too upset with them for having accidents at night, they are asleep after all.

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