did i leave the diaper too long?

Izelle - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my 3yr old daughter wets the bed evfery single night since i took her night diaper away 4weeks ago. shes been day trained since she was 1 and 1/2 yrs old but kept the night diaper to give her her pink milk every night. but now ive tried everything not letting her drink anything 3-4hours before she goes to sleep take her to the toilet about 3times before she goes to sleep. i tried stars praises sweets everything nothing helps. what can i do?

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Rebecca - posted on 02/07/2010

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Izelle,

I haven't had to deal with this yet (my son is only 18 months), but I'm the oldest of 7 children. My mother had to make an investment in plastic sheets, and let them wet the bed for as long as it took for the child to begin to be uncomfortable enough to care about potty training.

It may be that your daughter is simply too young (my 4 year old sister is only recently able to sleep through the night w/o accidents).

There are some night time diapers that allow children to feel the "wet" sensation. Some even turn cold when they get wet, to help the child wake up.

Although, from your latest post it looks like things are going well. Hopefully it stays that way! Good luck!

Izelle - posted on 02/03/2010

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we had our first dry night last night in 4weeks just as i wanted to give up. she came to wake in the early morning hours to use the toilet. im so proud. and thanks to everyone for the great advice.

Jamele - posted on 02/02/2010

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I used Undergarment pads as a transition between diapers & panties/underwear. The kids got tired of the bulkiness & they started getting up to go potty. There were still some setbacks, but things got better as time went on. I would offer water as their nightly drink & they would drink less because they would rather have juice and things got even better. Good luck.

Maureen - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter still has accidents at night and she is 6. We stopped using the diapers long ago because she wouldn't try and stay dry. We get her up when we go to bed so she can use the potty. She is then dry as she wakes up in the morning. Our daughter is just a heavy sleeper so need this help. It is very common to have accidents at night. Good Luck

Hillary - posted on 02/02/2010

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I think the night training thing is a lot less "training" than we would like to think. It just happens naturally when their bodies are big enough. My first son was dry at night BEFORE I could get him to be dry during the day... That was training. My second son, was dry during the day WAY before I could take away his diaper at night. My nieghbors son could not stay dry at night till he was 5. I know it sucks, but when your asleep it up to your body.... or their body, not them. But he is now dry at night and fine in every other way. I would still "prep" for success- like restricting liquids and offering the potty right before bed and right when they get up. Be sure to go potty RIGHT away when they get up, and put on underwear. Usually kids wet early in the morning when they are still wetting- so gettting into the routine of emptying the bladder RIGHT when they wake up will help. Hope that helps.

Kerry - posted on 02/02/2010

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Nigh time toilet training isn't really something that can be "taught". Most kids are dry at night between 3 and 6 with some still having issues until 10 which is still considered normal.

Keep doing what your doing with reducing the nite time drinks but for her sanity and yours...put the diapers back on and wait until she is having a few dry weeks before you try agin. She will be noticing the pressure and it's probably making things harder for her.

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