Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Night time potty...HELP!

I am writing a plea of help, asking all of you who have been here before to share wisdom and knowledge (yes I do need it!!)!! Halle has been potty trained for some time and we just (two weeks ago) decided that she should be wearing panties to bed. So we started... If Halle has ANYTHING to eat or drink after 6 pm (her bedtime is 8) then she will have an accident. If she has nothing than we are dry...but I have to make sure and give her NOTHING (which I feel bad about). I spoke with a friend earlier today and she said kids just do it on their own. Just let her go back to pullups and when she can start keeping them dry then you go to undies at night. I like that idea (alot since we are changing sheets at 3 in the morning) but wonder if that will be backtracking? Any ideas would be helpful!!!

12 comments:

Hannah said...

I hate potty training! We had Emma wear pull ups to bed until she was dry in the morning. We also make sure she has gone potty right before getting in bed.

She'll get it!!

Emilee said...

I would make sure the pull-up is dry at night before you go to panties- otherwise it's a HUGE pain for you! You could start rewarding her in the morning for a dry pull up. Good luck!

jamie t. said...

Anna is not dry at night and my pediatrician said not to worry about it. She said she will get it on her own. (Even if we restrict liquids after 7ish she would still wet, just less) I think it is way to stresful and just stick with pull-ups until she is dry. Good luck!

PS: Brook has gone in the potty 3 times in the last day. Yeah!

Amy Marie Gessel said...

Thats a hard one because every child is different. I agree with Emilee. Rewarding is always a good thing:)

Em said...

We are certainly not to that stage yet, but my good friend told me the same thing about her child. She knew he was ready for undies at night when every morning his pull-up was dry. I would just wait until that point and save yourself some sanity. That's all I can offer up! Good luck! :)

Heather said...

When Lucy was in that stage, we bought waterproof liners for her bed. I got a queen size one at Kmart for $10 and cut it in half so we had 2 since it only needed to fit under her body on a little twin bed. It's plastic on the bottom but soft flannel on the top. This way, we just had to pull that off and change her jammies, and we'd set out clean undies & jammies right by the sink at bedtime so we could pretty much do it in our sleep! It went on for a few months, but yeah... eventually her little bladder will grow and she'll be able to hold more.

Hoosier Mama said...

I know this is annoying, but we always wake Ty up before we go to bed and make him pee. He never pees his bed when we do this. I don't think rewarding will really help, because I doubt Halle would wet the bed if she had the choice. It's not like she chooses to wet the bed. But I agree with the others that she will eventually stop... eventually.

Skeeter said...

Same here with Jeryn. We are doing the pull ups until she's dry in the morning more frequently. Per her pediatrician they do it on their own. I got so tired of 2am changing sheets and washing clothes 24/7. Pull ups are the bestest. Frustrating though huh! I feel your pain. =)

The Roberts' Report said...

HA!! Ok sorry for laughing. I have a 4 year old that still can't hold her pee at night. Please read my 1000 blog posts with my pleas for help. I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it!!

Shannon Martino said...

McKenna was potty trained at two. She slept in diapers until she was almost 4. who cares....I didn't want to mess with the sheets in the middle of the night and McKenna didn't mind that she had to war a diaper (or pull-up) to bed so I didn't really worry about it. don't stress, go back to pull-ups.

Jess and Sara Phillips said...

With Luke, restriction of fluids 2 hours before bed was the key. I would keep the pull-up on at night until she wakes up dry if she is otherwise potty trained. The night time training takes longer than the day.

Katy said...

If you want to keep her in panties now, you could just get her up once or twice in the night to go potty. Not fun, but then you wouldn't have to change the sheets.