how old usualu are kids dry at night?

Katy - posted on 03/15/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my son is almost 3 but has beeb dry in the day scince oct 10 we have tryed a few times with no nappy at night but he always wets but he just sleeps through

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Louise - posted on 03/16/2011

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If you are ready to make the transition into not using pull ups over night then you need to wake him before you go to bed at night and take him to the toilet, also restrict drinks an hour before bedtime. He will learn in a couple of weeks that he needs to pee when he is in bed and then get up and go. With my eldest children they were about 3 before we moved over to dry nights.Maybe leave it a couple of months before trying as he is not three yet.

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Kate - posted on 04/07/2011

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my son is also three, was dry in the day and then one morning I found him in bed with no nappy on and dry. My husband and I thought we would give it a go, and have not looked back. There have been a few accidents over the last month but not enough to put him back into nappies. When his is ready he will let you know. Our friends son is 3 weeks older than Noah and he has been out of day nappies for a lot longer, but still wears night ones, he just isnt ready yet.

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Ditto the every kid is different bit. At 4.5 (when we stopped the night time pull ups) my twin girls were wetting the bed about once a week. As they got older the frequency of wet beds decreased and the last one was at 8.5 (they are 9 now).

On the other end of things.... their brother just turned 3 about 2 weeks ago and has been fully day and night trained for about 4 months.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/07/2011

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I come from a long line of bed wetters...I was 12 before I stopped wetting the bed...my parents were 12 and 14.


This can be hereditary...it can be that the bladder hasn't matured enough or that the child is a very deep sleeper.

Be patient and if it doesn't happen for a few more years..dont make him feel embarassed..it is humiliating enough without anyone saying anything.

Do limit drinks after 6 and you can use a diaper or pull up at night ..also a mattress protector made of vinyl or plastic is a good idea.

Jade - posted on 03/22/2011

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my eldest is 4 she was fully day trained a week after she turned 3, as for nights she was dry for about 2weeks before i had my youngest then she began wetting the bed again, we keep going forward and backwards with night training, she has no drink at least an hour b4 bed and a bed time wee before and has about 3/ 4 out of 7 dry nights a week, it not supposed to be a problem til age 6 or 7, or if they have been dry for consecutive 6 months then go back to bed wetting

Kaitlyn - posted on 03/21/2011

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Like others have said, every child is different and it is not uncommon for some children to have issues until about the age of 7. I have a friend who actually had issues with one of her children until about the age of nine and the only way to get his brain "trained" was to utilize a machine that notified them, with an alarm, at the first drop of urine. Once the alarm sounded his Mom would have to go and wake him and bring him to the bathroom to relieve himself. It took some time for him to be able to hear the alarm himself and then get up and go without her help. It also took some time to get to the point where the machine was no longer necessary. Obviously, this is an extreme case, but just wanted to let you know it does happen and that you shouldn't press the issue. Just keep trying and eventually they get it. Your son is not even 3 yet, and it really has not been all that long that he has been dry during the day. He just may need a little more time.

Teresa - posted on 03/17/2011

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it is different for all kids.. my son was just bout 3 when he starting staying dry.. same for my bf's son close to 3

Joy - posted on 03/17/2011

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My oldest has a bed wetting problem, his father also had the same problem until he was 12. He is the same way...as soon as he is asleep, there is nothing that will wake him. We tried having him go potty before bed, when we went to bed, and limiting drinks, but he still wets the bed. Just keep trying to help him go potty at night the best you can, but don't get mad or upset if he doesn't make. Accidents happen.

Theresa - posted on 03/16/2011

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It varies with each child. My first only took about 2 months after he was day trained (just before 3) until he was night trained. My second had bed wetting problems until he was 9. My 3 has been day trained for 5 months now, but still isn't night trained. When I was having isues with my second chil I talked to his doc about it. He was 4 or 5 at the time. The doc said they don't even consider it a problem until after 6, especially for a boy. So I guess all I can say is keep him in a diaper or pullup at night until he's consistantly dry in the morning.

Katy - posted on 03/16/2011

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yer thanx mite try that we have stopped drinks an hour be fore bed but will wait till summer time then it will prob be easier and better for dryin any extra washing

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