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Advice needed: Dry Nights

JemimaJemima
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hi, My daughter has been dry during the day for 2 months now and I want to get her dry at night as she still wears nappies to bed. Any tip and suggestions would be greatly received


WitchyPooWitchyPoo
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Are her nappies dry in the morning when she gets up hon??

JemimaJemima
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
No, in fact they are quite wet most days. I know I should stop giving her drinks before and during bedtime and also to lift her when I go to bed?

WitchyPooWitchyPoo
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Its actually not true that you should restrict the fluid intake of a child at night, it doesn't make any difference to a child. A health visitor told me that being dry at night is like a switch, once its on thats it, its just different to each child.

I would imagine that since she is still wet in the morning that she isn't quite ready for a nappy-less night.......is there any rush to get her out of nappies at night?

JemimaJemima
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Not as such, other than she is 2 and a half and I feel like society is telling me she should be dry. Also, we are going abroad in June so I would like her dry then to save taking nappies with us

WitchyPooWitchyPoo
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
society shouldn't EVER dictate what you do with your kids, and what is expected of your children etc.....but its a shame it does.

I would have a word with your local health visitor about getting her dry at night, so that you can have a dry holiday without nappies Smile

a friend of mine had this problem with her son and he was 9......so don't panic! It's solvable, with a bit of advice and maybe a few wet nights.

DanielleDanielle
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
My DH use to get his DD up before we went to bed for a wee, and she stayed dry all night with doing this.

She couldn't even remember doing a wee, she was fast off but did a wee LOL! Such a sight! Shocked

Danielle x

hipmommahipmomma
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
My twopenneth...

I tried putting Josh on the potty when I went to bed - it was greeted with hysterics - being picked up whilst half asleep about traumatised him! lol I do know a lot of peopleit works for tho, just giving you the flipside.

Also, do you make sure she goes to the potty before you put her to bed. We started to forget to make Josh go at one point, and found that after he had been asleep for about hal an hour he would wake up very upset (we deduced hurting tummy because of needing to wee) an then because he was half asleep he would suddlenly just let it out - lots of sheets and duvets getting washed at that point!

Its different for all kids, and to really get it down is a long process. josh has been dry day and night for about 10 months - and even now we still have the occasional accident.

The first thing we tried was using pull ups instead of nappies and putting a potty in the room, we actually found that the wet in the nappy was really just what he had done when he woke up as opposed to through the night.

Hope this is of some help, good luck!! Smile

JemimaJemima
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Thanks everyone, suppose it is the same potty training, every child takes to it differently and it is trial and error. Well fingers crossed. Will let you know how she gets on (and me of course!!)

chezchez
posted 1 decade 3 years ago
Hi there i found training my daughter to be dry at night was really hard for both me and her it stressed her out me waking her and asking her if she needed the toilet during the night. so i left her until i knew she would really understand. she had just turned 3 when i sat her down and explained what a really big girl she would be if she didnt wear a nappie for bed and used the toilet instead i made it sound very exciting and explained if she had an accident not to get upset etc. she has done really wel and only had 1 accident since. I also found that getting a waterproof matress helped alot. If you are ever unsure of anything i swear by the supernanny book that has not long since come out its a really good help its like a bible for me lol with having 3 children 3 and under. hope i was some help........ Smile

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