POTTY TRAINING!

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Ok my 2 yr old son is doing excellent on his potty training except for at night he still has accidents in his pullups or in his bed if i let him go without!! ive tried wakin him up at night to go potty but he gets so cranky and refuses to go and then doesnt want to go back to sleep!! please help i need some advice!!!

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Christine - posted on 03/24/2011

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ummm, leave the pull up on, stop waking the kid up. how would you like that. Kids bladder don't fully development till about 7. there's no rush

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Angela - posted on 03/29/2011

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From what i read, the average child who is toilet trained during the day is around 2 and a half and toilet trained during the night is around 8. The only recommendation i would give is to not give your child a drink after a certain time eg. after 6:30 and to make sure he goes to the toilet before bed time. My daughter will be 3 in June and she fully trained during the day and 90% of the time she wakes up dry in the mornings. She only started to wake up dry when i stopped giving her a drink a while b4 bedtime and her going to the toilet b4 bed in her bedtime routine. Good luck. Hopefully he will be fully trained for you b4 pre-school.

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thank you kate! its nice to hear someone say that.... i try to do whats best for my kids.. i am a mother of 3 by the way and i do not PUSH my kids he has done most of the potty training hisself he loves to pee outside and in the bathtub lol i was just hoping that putting our issue on here i wld get helpful advice but i guess u do live and learn ive learnd that i dont need the advice frm these "ladies"

Kate - posted on 03/28/2011

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Obviously you're doing a great job, but he has to take this final step at staying dry at night. Don't worry too much about it, just keep encouraging him and praising him for what he's doing right. He'll get there eventually. :)

Erin - posted on 03/28/2011

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Sorry to say, but it sounds like he's just not ready. My son was 3 1/2 by the time he was fully potty trained. I noticed a trend with friends as well as for those of us who started them early, it seemed to take forever to get them fully potty trained. When they start waking up with a dry diaper(consistently) is the time they are ready. I think over the 1 1/2 years I forced potty training on my son that I tried everything. There was this list on baby centre that had 50 tips and tricks to try. I litterally had tried 49 of them! It also stressed kids out when we push something(which is what I did) on them constantly. And they don't deserve that. He was my first and I now have a beautiful 1 1/2 year old daughter. I'll be patient with her...I also compared my son to my neice a lot and she potty trained herself when she was around 1 1/2 to 2 years old. So I though, hey, he can do it too lol. He get's stressed over things easily now, and I feel very bad :( Oh well. You live you learn

Allicia - posted on 03/28/2011

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there is nothin wrong with a 3 yr old wearing diapers just at night. he doesnt have to wear them during the day just at night. there is kids that go to preschool that wear diapers only at night and underwear during the day. THERE IS NOTHIN WRONG WITH IT. maybe u should stop giving him a drink for bed then.

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ok i only TRIED the waking up thing a few times! and i do not want him in diapers @ 3 yrs old he can b in preschool by then thats just nonsense ... he is very smart for his age! AND yes if he can wake up in the middle of the night for more milk in his sippy cup ur dern right i expect him to go to the potty to!!

Allicia - posted on 03/24/2011

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some kids just wet the beds at night. it can go on for years. one day they just outgrow it. just keep putting pull up on him when he goes to bed.

Samantha - posted on 03/24/2011

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He will do it on his own. I didnt ever push my daughter to stop being the bed she just stopped when she was 3. Your lucky he is potty trained at all at 2.

Katherine - posted on 03/24/2011

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Well not to be mean but you can only expect so much. It's ok if he wets his pull-ups at night. You can't expect him to stay dry at night, most 2yo's don't.

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