Please help .. Night time potty training

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Registered: 01-22-2007
Please help .. Night time potty training
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Mon, 10-03-2011 - 6:15pm

My daughter who just turned 4 in June has been completely potty trained during the day since she was 2.5yrs old but night time is a different story... She is such a hard sleeper and I could never bare to wake her up. Well at her last 'Well visit' the ped said to start ASAP waking her up to go so we did...

OK.. So it's been 3 weeks since we stopped putting a diaper on her at night. And it's not going as well as planned.. Every night we've been waking her up at 11 then 3 then again around 6:30 to go and she does go a lot!

The first waking at 11 she's not really awake but can walk by herself and get the job done. We just kind stand by in the shadows and make sure she doesn't fall which she has dosed off on the toilet seat a few times.

Last night I forgot to wake her up before I went to bed and when my dear hubby went in there around 2:30 she was SOUND asleep in a soaking wet bed!!!

I personally just want to

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 9:35pm

Hi, Lisa.

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Registered: 01-22-2007
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 8:44pm

Thank you Dana!

This parenting gig can be SO stressful!

~Lisa

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Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 12:54pm
It is isn't it? ;)
And FWIW...Riley is 4; will be 5 in November; and he was in Pull-ups at night until just last week.

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Registered: 01-22-2007
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:29pm

thanks again..

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Registered: 10-03-2011
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 3:36pm

It's SO frustrating, isn't it?

The fact of the matter is... if she's not ready, she's just not ready, and you can't force it. I have concerns about a pediatrician who's trying!

My now 5 year old was fully potty trained by 4... except at night! It wasn't until almost her 5th birthday that she started sleeping through without a wet pullup. One thing you might consider is cloth diapers... you can get nighttime ones that are a bit expensive for an initial investment, but are washable and will save you SO much in the long run. Those darned pullups are so expensive!

In the mean time... consider getting a new pediatrician. The moment they suggested a MEDICATION to force a 4 year old to stop wetting at night (long before it's a real concern) i'd be flipping through the phone book!

~CMod Heather Mom of 2, Elisabeth (5) & Rebekah (3)
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Registered: 12-30-2007
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 6:20pm
I have a daughter who sounds just like yours--potty trained during the day right after 2 and she turned 4 September 1st and is still in need of a pull up. She's doing better now and has quite a few dry nights, but on the wet nights, she's super super wet. When we tried undies, she'd sleep through peeing and then give us the awesome gift of climbing into our bed in her wet jammies. Good times :p

Her ped said that it's fairly common for the bladders to not catch up until 5 or 6, especially for heavy sleepers, so i wouldn't be worried about training her. I found that it was way more stressful to try to wake mine to pee (for both of us) so I have decided to just wait it out. And even cutting drinks off early didn't help (in fact, those were the nights she usually wet more, which baffled me) I'm lucky that she still fits into pullups but a friend of mine told me that you can get the goodnights at an awesome price on amazon and that if you join their Amazon Mom program you get even better deals (http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200529600&qid=1318457924&sr=1-1) I hope that helps and I hope that your little one is able to leap the nighttime pottying hurdle soon


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Registered: 01-22-2007
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 8:31pm

Thank you ... I will for sure check that out because that's what she's been wearing.