Kolin is almost 4 and is mostly potty trained except for nighttime! Any suggestions?

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Roxanne - posted on 08/05/2009

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I am having the same problem. We put a calender up and she gets stickers when she is dry. We also have been getting her up in the middle of the night to go. We have had accidents here and there. The longest she has been dry has been five days in a row.

Natika - posted on 08/05/2009

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My daughter is fully potty trained and leaving her lamp on at night, which I read in a parenting magazine, somehow helps her wake up in the middle of the night or hold it until the morning. I think it prevents her from getting into such a deep sleep that she loses control of her bowels. When we let her sleep in complete dark she almost always urinates in the bed overnight. Good luck, I think he's right on track and his bladder will mature over time and he'll be able to make it through the night if you do nothing.

Danielle - posted on 08/03/2009

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I've got the three-day manual thing and in it it says that if there's trouble at nights to do these things:
Don't give beverages for the last three hours before bedtime and make sure he/she goes potty before bed. If he/she really needs a drink before bed, don't give them very much -3 oz or less. If he/she still has accidents in the night doing this, then you could also try sleeping on the floor in his/her room for a couple nights. Usually when they wet the bed they stir a little bit. You may be able to catch it by saying something like, "Kolin, tell me if you need to go potty. Try to stay dry." whenever he stirs. It might help him rouse enough to catch it himself.

There is a mechanism in the body that is supposed to stop you from peeing while you are asleep. Your body should be able to hold it until you wake up. Some kids develop this later than others. So, if he's fully asleep when this happens, there's not much he can do about it until his body develops that and helps him wait until he's awake. Some kids have problems up until they're 8 or so. But if he stirs when he goes, he might just be a little more awake and recognize to get up to go. I hope that helps. Good luck!

Shawna - posted on 08/03/2009

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My son is 26 mths. and is fully potty trained day and night. Honestly I used the three day potty training method by Lora Jensen on-line and it worked like a charm! I would recommend it to anyone. It trains for day/night, pee/poo at the same time. We are two weeks out and have very, very few accidents day/night. Several days we have none at all :) This is just a suggestion, I also have a 18 yr. old son and I certainly don't remember potty training him this early or quickly. I was skeptical at first, but it worked.

Teyaka - posted on 08/03/2009

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Try waking him up in the middle of the night for a trip to the potty. One of my friends in potty training, and she said this has been working so far. It takes a second for the kid to go back to sleep... but it is worth it.

Jen - posted on 08/03/2009

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Sounds like you are on the right track, seeing Kolin is going on the potty during the day.

When my eldest was toilet training I used to get her to sit on the potty just before bed and then always put a night nappyon her. But, suprisingly she never actually needed the night nappy she would go toilet as soon as she woke in the morning. It seemed like forever when we were trying to toliet train her at the time but once she got idea she never actually wet her pants or bed at all.I know it sounds silly, but it was like one day it just clicked and she just didnt look back. She is 8 now and has never wet the bed which really amazes me.

Maria - posted on 08/03/2009

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I had my son sleep with no underwear for a while...it sounds weird, but for some reason he would be aware that he was bare and he would get up and go potty. Eventually, they get used to being dry, and they no longer want to wet the bed. The most important thing is to monitor what they drink before bed. Make sure you tell him he will wet the bed if he drinks too much. Hope that helps! Maria

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