Preschool doesn't allow pull ups at naptime... What can I do?

Suzie - posted on 08/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter turned 3 in May. Today I went to pick her up from school and noticed she was in different clothes. She said she had an accident at naptime so I asked the teacher if she had her pull up on and the teacher said no, that because they are moving her up to the next class level, she can't wear pull ups at naptime anymore. I am at a total loss. They said she was crying and embarrassed..... She is very intelligent... So she knows that she has a "problem" and I don't want her to have an accident every day at nap so what do I do? I keep reading its biological so how do I fix that? Help!

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Suzie - posted on 08/17/2012

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I talked to the school this morning. She has one week before she stops being allowed to wear her pull-up. I am with you... there are a lot of kids who have issues wetting themselves while they sleep- some of them even in primary school. My daughter is a very heavy sleeper- very heavy! She never wakes up until morning. She never gets up and comes and gets into bed with me. On occassion, when I have forgotten a pull up and she wakes up wet, she is so disoriented and sleepy, that I usually tell her before she has realized she is wet. I can't go an entire night without pottying as an adult. I wake up at least once a night and go! haha So,

This is what we have tried... any additional help would help me out.
1. No drink 2 hours before bed (kind of hard to do though on the days she has gymnastics/ballet. She can down 3/4 of a 16oz bottle of water in seconds and I dont want her to become dehydrated)
2. Potty before bed- Sometimes she goes, sometimes she doesn't but either way, I know she doesn't empty her bladder.
3. Waking her up a couple hours after she goes to bed and before I go to bed- She is in such a deep sleep that she just sits on the potty laid with her top half layed across me and doesn't go.

This is what the school will do:
She drinks limited milk/water for lunch. She will go potty before lunch and after lunch. But the problem is she doesn't always empty her bladder. How do you get a kid to do that????

Any suggestions would be helpful!!

Janice - posted on 08/17/2012

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I would go and talk with the director first. I worked in a daycare and although children had to be potty trained to move up they were allowed pullups for nap time. As you know its normal for many preschoolers to wet while sleeping. Also maybe you could get her doctor to write a note so that the pull up will be allowed.

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