H.O. asks from Warner Robins, GA on December 03, 2006
Night Time Potty Training - Warner Robins, GA
I have a 3 year old daughter and she is great at going to the potty during the day. My problem is at night. She just dosn't get up to go at night. I had her in pullups at night then I put her in the thick potty training panties with the plastic over them but it made her raw and I was changing the bed everyday. Now shes back in pullups. My first girl had no problem with night time training. I don't know what to do. How can or what can I do to help her go or not to go at night.
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K.H. answers from Macon on December 03, 2006
I wouldn't worry too much about it just yet. Keep her in pull-ups or those GoodNights (which are supposed to look and feel like real underwear). Limit her liquid intake after dinner and make sure she goes to the bathroom before bedtime. She'll get the hang of it in time.
S.B. answers from Albany on December 04, 2006
Potty training at night is something that comes after being trained durin the day for a while. She'll basically start holding it through the night herself. Just put a pullup on her at night till she's always dry in the morning. Also, don't let her have much to drink for a while before bed. I just potty trained my kids durin the day and they stopped wetting their diapers at night. Then I stopped putting diapers on them.
H.B. answers from Macon on December 04, 2006
Go online to google and put in bedwetting help. You will find that your second daughter is perfectly normal and will surely grow out of her nighttime issues. It tends to be genetic (maybe a parent or grandparent had bedwetting issues as a kid?) but isn't always.
Usually kids have problems with bedwetting when they sleep soundly and their brain doesn't quite get the signal that the bladder is full. There are alarms and different methods of helping them wake up at night, but most doctors don't recommend that until 7 years old - since most kids will simply grow out of it. Though, you can always try getting her up to go to the bathroom before you go to bed (after she's been asleep for a couple hours).
I would definitely not be worried about it, though it is a pain to buy pull-ups or overnight pants - always praise her for having a dry night. It is not recommended that you make a big deal out of it when she wets at night, always be encouraging her to have dry nights, though. It isn't that she's being lazy at all - what kid wants to sleep in a wet bed?
Best wishes to you and your daughter.
K. answers from Atlanta on December 04, 2006
From my own experience, your daughter might simply have to grow out of wetting her pullups at night. My daughter trained very easily at 2 and was nearly perfect during the day, but absolutely could not wake up at night. She is a very sound sleeper and would not wake up to potty. By 4 1/2 she was able to wake at night and had no accidents. Maybe this is the case with your daughter. Good luck.
A.F. answers from Atlanta on December 04, 2006
To be honest you really just have to give it some time. I have a seven year old son who is getting better at not wetting the bed. He has gone about 2 months now with out a wet bed. A five year old daughter who stopped wetting the bed at the age of two and a three year old son who wets every night. All you can do is encourage your child and make sure that he knows that it is not the end of the world. Everyone is including his pediatrican has said to just give it time he is still young. Dont be discouraged, because this can have a negative impact on your child, I had to learn this with my seven year old. I really wish you the best of luck!
C.B. answers from Savannah on December 06, 2006
with my little girl, i just got up atleast every 2 hrs at night and took her to the bathroom.after about 2 wks she got use to it.
A.D. answers from Savannah on December 03, 2006
Hi, I wouldn't worry about it too much, your child is still young. But my first two kids, I stopped letting them have drinks after dinner time, made them use the bathroom right before bed and I didn't put any pullups or anything else on them, after a few times of peeing the bed, my first two kids started finally getting up to use the bathroom, but I did have to change bedding often the first week or so, so it does get frustrating. But I found that when I would put the pullups on, they would just feel lazy and not bother to get out of bed to use the bathroom. Good luck.
M. answers from Atlanta on December 04, 2006
I have a 4 year old boy and am in the same situation. He was trained at 2 1/2 for daytime no problem but can't seem to stay dry when sleeping, even naps sometimes. I don't really have a solution except to say that some kids, if they are big for their age, can't control their bladder until around age 5. It has something to do with the fact that their bladder didn't grow at same rate as the rest of them and it takes that long to catch up. This is what a friend told me who had the same problem until her son turned 5. My son has always been off the growth charts like her son so I am hoping this will just "happen" when he gets closer to 5.