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MelissaPutzi MelissaPutzi 4 years
These ideas are good. I believe in waiting until the Child is ready. Obviously if you're getting into the school years its time to intervene. My son Is 3.5 and is using the toilet all day no accidents and is just ready to go all night. How do I know, because his pull up has been dry for almost a month. Once this pack of pull ups is gone he's in big boy underwear at night too. Why try before they are ready and cause stress for yourself( constant sheet changes, no thanks) and stress for them (unsuccessful bed time potty training, maybe they feel like they are disappointing, again no thanks). Just my opinion though. To each there own.
Randihanczaryk1368755570 Randihanczaryk1368755570 4 years
Thank you April14377653 that was both helpful and encouraging. I thought I was doing something wrong but just let her tell me when she is ready but still try some of those techniques . I feel more comfadent. Thank u.
April14377653 April14377653 4 years
Agree with Chet and Heather- let your bub train themselves. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' time- it's their own time and body clock we just work around. My first girl was 100% toilet trained in 3 weeks at 18months. Second girl didn't 'get it' until nearly three yrs, and then wore pull ups overnight for a few more months. Our superman son is full of muscles but shows no inclination to be serious about toilet training and he's 2.5yrs. He seems less 'conscious' of his bodily functions so when it comes to training, I'll chart 'accidents' and use the timing method I found useful with my first- potty time after each meal (about 30-35 mins post food at his age). This method didn't work with our second girl though! Every child is different. Having said that, I know a mum who wiped her son's bum until he was ten and made him flannellette nappies for night time! He let slip at a sleepover that it still happened and never lived it down. Poor kid!
Randihanczaryk1368755570 Randihanczaryk1368755570 4 years
My daughter tells me when she has to go poopy but she is afraid of the potty but we mad it kid friendly buy putting an Elmo potty top for smaller buts on the toilet but she still says no. But then when me or my mom go to the potty she always wants to come in and also she hates to get her diapers changed. What r some tips and also is it bad if it takes her till she I'd 3 or is that my fault she is 2 yrs and3 months is that to early. I need some help. I just want to do everything right!
HeatherKelly38497 HeatherKelly38497 4 years
Let your child Night Train themselves! Let them wear a pull up to bed. If it's dry, they can wear it for 2 nights in a row, that's what we did. Every morning that they woke up dry, then got a sticker on a chart. After a whole week of waking up dry in the morning, and with no accidents (wet spots on their sheets), they got to pick out a cheap toy or book from the store. After two weeks of dry nights, we let them wear underwear to bed! This was a big thing for both our children. We told them that when they had to pee in the middle of the night, to wake up and go to the potty and pee. They will, when they are ready, wake up to pee on their own. My son was 4 when he night trained himself. My daughter was 3 1/2. She still has the occasional accident, but she can sleep through the night without wetting the bed and she gets up to pee when she needs to!
CoMMember13631189244843 CoMMember13631189244843 4 years
I had a friend who was concerned about her four year old peeing in the night. When I asked her if he was drinking alot prior to bed time, she not only said he was, but said he had a sippy cup right by his bedside, and woke up regularly to drink out of it! When I told her he would not dehydrate by going without fluids late evening and night, and some kids even just after dinner if they go to bed early, she was totally shocked.
ChetMC ChetMC 4 years
I wish this "article" also mentioned the importance of waiting until your child is ready. My experience has been that you can't really train a child to stay night dry. You can do some things to help them if they're very close, but some kids will not be able to stay dry at night until they're four or five even if they are day trained at two. If your child is close to being night dry, having them pee twice at bedtime can help things along. Get them to pee once at the start of their bedtime routine, and then get them to go a second time immediately before they get into bed (after story and tooth brushing). If you never get anything on the second pee discontinue this, but try it for a few nights and see if it helps. I found that a lot of our bed wetting was actually happening early in the morning. A couple of our kids would basically make it through the night, but then pee in the morning because they were slow to wake up. They just weren't the sort of kids to be instantly wide awake, jump out of bed and run to the bathroom. We turned the corner when I started getting them out of bed and taking them to the bathroom twenty minutes or so before they would have normally gotten up. Use common sense, and figure out what your priority needs to be. If you live in a hot dry climate, you may need to let your kids drink water right up to bedtime and at night (our kids have often slept with water bottles of ice water in the summer during a heat wave). If your kids really struggle with disrupted sleep you may need to delay night training because your toddler or preschooler really suffers the next day by being woken up for a late night pee. Watch your child's intake of artificial sweeteners and caffeine. These can irritate the bladder and increase the need urinate. If the season permits, put your child to bed in fleece pyjamas. They absorb better than other fabrics and contain the accidents better. Layering sheets for quick changes when necessary is awesome. If you don't have waterproof pads around garbage bags work too. I tried using old changing pads, but found they weren't big enough and switched to garbage bags. If you haven't done this already, invest in a good mattress covers. Get one of the ones that's terry on top and poly coated on the bottom. They can be pricey, but are worth the investment. You can't tell they're on the bed at all, but even older kids sometimes throw up in bed or spill something at they keep your mattress completely pristine.
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