Having trouble with 3y/o Son peeing through diapers.

Danielle - posted on 04/22/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )




Alright Parents. I need some serious advice. Chandler has been peeing through his diapers at night. We change him before bed, he gets a cup of water before bed (thinking we're going to quit that habit) and when he wakes up most mornings he has wet through. Ive found that he either pees in it at night and it just saturates through, or he pees so much that it leaks out. Not only is this an issue because we're washing sheets almost every day, but then he climbs into bed with me in the early mornings after Craig goes to work and it happens in our bed too!

I know its not a good time to potty train him, because if he cant wake up in the middle of the night so we can change him, hes not going to wake up to go potty.

Also, we are using Huggies diapers, because he has sensitive skin issues and breaks out from other diapers.

Any suggestions? We've tried asking him (Over and Over) to tell us when hes wet, and we practically stalk him during the day to make sure we catch it in time to avoid a mess on the carpet, couches, etc. But he just doesnt seem to get it. Im not sure what to do. And before someone suggests it, NO, I will NOT discipline him for this because it could reflect negatively.


Cathy - posted on 05/19/2013




My 3 year old son is potty trained during the day but night time is a different story. We use Huggies overnight diapers and usually they hold through til morning. My son can be very difficult when it comes to using the potty before bed so since he loves to brush his teeth we tell him 'you must potty first, then we will brush teeth'. If this doesn't work I put him to bed without a diaper and put the potty in his room (out of sight, out of mind). Before I close the lights I remind him that he's not wearing a diaper and to use the potty if he has to go. For some reason this works. He uses the potty by himself and is so proud to show us. Then I'll put the diaper on him for the night. Lately, I've noticed that his diaper isn't as wet in the morning. I'm also using mattress pads on top of his mattress and in the event of leakage the mattress pad protects his sheet. So in the middle of the night all I do is pull of the pad and change him into clean clothes. Hope this helps.

Lauren - posted on 05/17/2013




My son is having the same problem... My son also drinks a lot of milk and will wake up in the middle of the night for more milk. He is 75% potty trained I would say but I always put a nighttime pull on for bed and even naps. First off, I hate Huggies. I dnt not think they hold well. Secondly, double up! Try putting a nighttime diaper AND a nighttime pull up over it for bed. If you happen to wake up in the middle of the night then go change him. Before he gets in your bed in the morning try to get him to go potty or change him again. Also place a thick blanket under where his diaper would be or you could get those mattress pads. To keep from using so many diapers and pull ups, when I change my son the first time, I take off the wet diaper and leave the same pull up on. Good luck!

Amy - posted on 04/22/2013




Well you can start potty training him, or at least introducing him to the potty, some kids don't night train till they are much older. Personally I would start introducing him to the potty and before he crawls into bed with you in the am have him sit on the potty. Have you tried the huggies night time diapers? Have you tried going up a size at night?


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Christina - posted on 04/26/2013




My DS (2y) has the same problem of peeing through at night. We found that we have to use a larger size diaper at night than in the day time. Even if the box said 12h or nighttime diapers. Currently we are potty training during the day and use Good Nights or Underjams at night.

Danielle - posted on 04/23/2013




We tried potty training and he had no interest and would throw a fit if we tried to set him on the potty. So we're going to wait a little while before we push that issue again. We have tried going a size up but it doesnt seem to make a difference.

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