At what age did you get your children out of nappies at night?

Sophie - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 1/2yr old daughter, who started potty training at the age of 2yrs and is totally dry during the day. I still put a pull up on for bed, but i am wondering at what age did you you stop this and start lifting your child during the night? Also any tip's and idea's on what you did?

Thank you.

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Michelle - posted on 11/23/2009

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my son was 26 months he went from full diapers to completely day and night trained in 2 days

Kristy - posted on 11/23/2009

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My soon to be 4 year old was an early trainer also and totally dry during that day by just over 2. What i did for nights was waited firstly till summer and when she had been dry for quite a few nights. Then you buy a plastic sheet or one of them ones that absorb up to 2 litres of fluid for the bed. Then you simply ask your child if she feels ready to go with out the pull up. This way if she does have an accident through the night then the bed wont suffer. If she is ready she will be trained with in a few weeks at the most with only a couple of accidents. Like the others say its normal for 3 to 4 year olds to still be using something at nights, its all really up to child when they are ready their ready

Donna - posted on 11/23/2009

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I had my son out of nappies at the age of 2 nd half nd he wears undies all the time he caught on really quick just by watching everyone around him going to the toilet. I didnt really had to train him at all. My son doesnt wet the bed at all which is fantastic.

Donna - posted on 11/23/2009

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Quoting Sophie:

At what age did you get your children out of nappies at night?

I have a 2 1/2yr old daughter, who started potty training at the age of 2yrs and is totally dry during the day. I still put a pull up on for bed, but i am wondering at what age did you you stop this and start lifting your child during the night? Also any tip's and idea's on what you did?
Thank you.


 

Sophie - posted on 11/23/2009

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Thank you for your reply. I was not planned on lifting my daughter at bedtimes until she was around 3yrs, i didnt want to rush her into it as i have just given birth to my second child so didnt want to confuse or upset her anymore than she already is. But last night she woke up- very late in the night- saying she needed the toilet for a wee, she has neve done this before, so i wasnt sure if this was a sign that she was ready or somewhere near ready? Like i said before i dont want to rush her into it, but then dont want to engnore it if she is ready? Also she still take a little drink to bed with her- only half a cup- as she gets quite hot & bothered during the night and asks for a drink, how can i stop think ready for when i do start lifting her??

Suzanne - posted on 11/23/2009

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Actually, I read in a medical article that being dry at night is more a maturity of their bladder than training them. Most kids' bladders are not mature enough to stay dry until 32-48 months old. My daughter was potty trained at 3 during the day and stopped using night time diapers at almost 4 yrs old. Now the weird thing is that my son is still working on being potty trained during the day but stays totally dry at night and he is going to be 3 in January. So I guess all I can say is that when your daughter's body is ready she will just start staying dry. One thing you can do is eliminate a drink before bed. (Meaning stop after dinner) and help her to use the potty before bed.

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