Night time accidents

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Registered: 04-28-2005
Night time accidents
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Mon, 08-24-2009 - 11:13pm

My DS was late at PT. He has physical disabilities, so I have to help him get his pants down, get him on and off the potty, etc. He has been in big boy undies since 3 yrs 2 months old. He does not have accidents during the day or at nap time, but he does still have accidents at night time (not every night). I do not put a diaper on him because I want him to know that he's gone (although I hate the clean up) He wakes up after he has peed, but does not wake before it happens.

We just purchased a new bedroom set, along with a new mattress (I am protecting with a mattress pad, and plastic sheet over top), so I've talked to DS about his bed wetting, and how I want him to wake up BEFORE he pees, because he is in a BIG BOY BED now.

I know it is often suggested to limit fluids before bed, but that is not an option for us; DS has to be given formula via his feeding tube at night to make sure he gets the calories and fluids he needs.

I've thought about "good nights", but do they allow the child to feel they are wet? I want DS to be aware that he's had an accident.

Any suggestions on how to get DS to wake up?

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Registered: 02-03-2009
Fri, 09-04-2009 - 11:13am

You might want to try waking him up at night to go to the bathroom. Do you notice a certain time that he will pee? If you do, you can wake him up a half hour before that time. If not maybe you can wake him up before you go to bed so that he can go. If he does this every night it might become a habit and maybe he will start waking up himself. Good luck!

Jenn

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Registered: 05-18-2006
Tue, 09-15-2009 - 10:22am

Hi there Stephanie!

 
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Registered: 04-28-2005
Fri, 10-23-2009 - 6:55pm

DS has actually been doing very well. He's had maybe 2 accidents since my initial message. He has woken up by himself, and yells at the top of his lungs that he needs to pee (as I instructed him to do) :0) I know he is not 100% PT,as I do expect accidents to happen from time to time, but he's close enough.

I do worry about how much he will regress once the new baby arrives (could be any day now). I hope I will not have to go back to diapers day and night for DS.

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Registered: 05-18-2006
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 8:55am

Congratulations on DS doing well!