What to wear overnight....?

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Registered: 09-10-2005
What to wear overnight....?
Sat, 04-24-2010 - 12:00pm

Andrew is daytime potty trained, has been since before he was 2. Still wears a pullup at nap time and bedtime as he just isn't at that point yet where he can wake himself up when he has to go - not worried, know that'll come eventually :)

But been having a problem... Some mornings he has been waking up with his pullup leaking out the sides and hence his PJ's and bed are wet, which means he wakes up in tears because he hates that feeling of wetness and hates seeing his bed wet. I've used Huggies Pull Ups and Pampers Pull Ups and have had the same outcome with both. Are there any other overnight-type things out there that hold more or that make it harder for pee to leak out? This morning his pull up was soaked as well as everything else. But some days the pullup is wet but not to the point of soaked and his bed is more wet than the pullup. Not if he is, well, pointed the wrong way or what. This happened occasionally before, but lately it has been happening a lot! Today was the 4th time this week! The past couple weeks its been happening at least twice a week it seems like.

Just wondered if anyone else has any suggestions of something out there that might help with this 'problem' or anything. Oh, and there have been times this has happened when he's had lots to drink the evening before and when he hasn't drank very much at all the evening before, so I don't see a much of a correlation between how much he drinks and his clothes being wet in the morning.

Hope this makes sense... :)

Thanks ladies!!!!

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Registered: 06-25-2005
Sun, 04-25-2010 - 10:13pm

I don't have a good answer for avoiding leaks (diaper doublers?), but you can check out stores like bedwettingstore.com for products to help keep the bed dry.

Also, FYI, nighttime wetting is different than daytime wetting. The body must first develop a hormone signaling the kidneys to slow urine production when the body is asleep. Without that hormone, the body produces too much urine for the bladder to contain it all. That's part of why you see that your ds diaper is soaking in the morning whether he's had a lot of fluid the night before or not.

Once you see your ds diapers becoming less wet in the mornings, that's a sign that he's probably developing the necessary hormone to slow urine production when asleep. At that point you can try limiting fluids before bed and awakening your ds once during the night to help train him to awaken to the sensations of a full bladder.

There's a book called "Waking Up Dry" put out the American Academy of Pediatrics that discusses bedwetting and what you can do about it. Your current approach of not worrying about it is the best approach right now!

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Registered: 01-04-2010
Tue, 04-27-2010 - 2:30pm

Thanks for the ideas that we will need when it's our time to face this problem. I didn't know about the hormone thing. I just thought it's something they learn to feel over time. At least I hope so.

You mentioned Huggies, I assume you tried the night time ones, they do hold

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Registered: 05-22-2001
Wed, 04-28-2010 - 10:01am
Dylan is 3, 30 some pounds. Nap he still wears a pull up, but at night he wears Huggies Overnights. pullups will not keep him dry. The actual overnight diapers are the only thing that works. He wears a size 6 in those things. Very very rarely will they leak. Those overnight diapers are wonderful.

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Registered: 10-21-2008
Thu, 04-29-2010 - 11:24am
That would be my suggestion as well - put him in an actual diaper.