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#1 of 13 Old 01-21-2004, 05:41 PM - Thead Starter
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My ds is going to be 4 this May and he still uses diapers at night. He is great during the day...he rarely has an accident but he is always soaking wet in the morning and so I keep him in the diapers at night.

I dunno if I am helping the problem or what. He has a doctors appointment next month and I guess...I was just wondering if any of you had some experience with night potty trainning?
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i don't have experience, but i used to babysit a boy in grade one that was still in pull ups at night time..... think it can be a boy thing sometimes... but i am not sure... good luck with the doctor
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I don't think Devon was night trained until just after 4 yrs old(can't remember for sure). I just stopped putting him in diapers at night, and we faced whatever happened. He did well much to my suprise, but still had some accidents for a couple of weeks maybe.

Do you use a reward when he wakes up dry(sticker chart)? Special uderwear(favorite cartoon character, etc)?

my advice it to encourage him any way you can, and try not to pressure him to much. Good Luck.
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I have a friend who has a 6 year old that is still in pull-ups at night. He is such a hard sleeper that he never wakes up. I was also told that it is a boy thing.
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Thanks for all of your advice. I think that I am going to try your suggestions Tara. I will wait until he is 4...only a couple more months and hopefully he will be ready. Funny thing...He potty trained so easily. I didn't have to do all the stickers and rewards. I guess I will try it now.
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When i trained my kiddo, would wake her up every two to three hours to go and pretty soon she got used to holding it untill it was time to wake up and go, but she is a girl, i dunno if boys are different. She had a very little accidents once she got used to it. Good luck
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One of my brothers was such a deep sleeper that he didn't wake up when he needed to go. It was really embarassing and hard for him because he really felt ashamed of himself, but it really wasn't his fault. He was at least eight years old before he outgrew it. I hope your doctor has some advice for you.

Have you tried not letting him drink anything a few hours before bedtime?
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I have limited his liquids after dinner to just a little milk or water and I always make him use the bathroom before bed. My brother was a bed wetter too. He was told that his bladder just didn't develop as fast as the rest of his body. I dunno.
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It is not just a boy thing. Lots of kids are prone to this. I personally was in my teens before I got over it

Something you have to work at and when they get it they get it. Some bladders do not develop as fast as the rest of their body. Still talk to the doctor it is flustrating, but it is for the child also.
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With Jake, he wore the pull-ups to bed for a long time after he was potty trained. One night I accidently forgot to put one on for bed and he woke up dry. To make a long story short, with him it was the pull up...if he had one on he would just go in it, if it wasn't on he got up and went potty. We put a plastic matress cover on his bed and tossed the pull-ups. We had a couple accidents and still do occasionally(although now they usually happen because he just can't wake up enough to pull his pants down fast enough when he gets to the potty).
I agree with Tara, try leaving the diaper off, if he wakes up dry...REWARD!!! If he wakes up wet, clean it but don't make a big deal out of it, kids usually feel bad enough when it happens. Waking him up to potty once or twice for a little while is a good idea too, my DH did that before he went to bed(Jake had usually been asleep for a couple of hours by then).

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Have you tried pullups instead?
Try limiting his fluids to nothing after 4 or 5pm and see if that helps too
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I hope the reward system works out!
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Is he waking up dry? Gavin was tough to train and I finally gave up and he did it on his own. He was not potty trained all the way day and night until he was 4 years and 3 months and he still has the occasional accident. One night he fell asleep and I did not put a pull-up on him and he woke up dry..he has not worn them since. I would not worry about it because eventually he will do it.
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