Nighttime Peeing?

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Nighttime Peeing?

Hey guys, long time no see! I have a question for the experts Wink Sophia has been potty trained for well over a year now but she still wears a pull-up to bed and she still pees in it probably 6 nights out of 7. How do I get rid of the pull-up without having to change sheets every night? I assumed at some point she would just start holding her pee until morning and then I would stop using them but she seems to go in her sleep, because when she first wakes up in the morning it's wet. I don't know how to get her to wake up to pee, or do I just not worry about it right now?

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We are in the same boat. Friday night I let Russ sleep in underwear and for the first time ever he got up to pee every time during the night. I bought him special candy that he only gets when he wakes up dry. Saturday he reverted, peeing and pooping his underwear right after I turned out the light. I"m at a loss.

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Have you tried just not putting the pull up on??? If Lexi has a pull up on at night she'll use it but if she's wearing panties she stays dry all night. It could just be that Sophia knows that she can wet her pants because she has a pull up on. That being said, she probably will have a few accidents since she's been doing it for so long but I think waking up wet will soon be motivation for her to use the toilet.

I think I read somewhere that this one mom put 2-3 "layers" of sheets and mattress pads on her kids' bed when night training so that they just had to take off one layer at night instead of remaking the entire bed.

I hope this helps, good luck! AND DON'T BE A STRANGER!!!!

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I think i remember reading somewhere that kids may not have that signal to wake up until after they are 3. Everett still wears a pull up and he is about the same as Sophia, dry 1 night a week on average. We are bad though because we send him to bed with a sippy of water if he asks.

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Thanks for the responses ladies! Megan, I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't even tried! I am just dreading it and feeling like if she is going in her sleep I don't know how she would wake up. But it's definitely never going to happen if I don't try! I kept telling myself that I would tackle this after Layla started sleeping through the night and she is now, most nights, so I guess I should go for it and see what happens. I think I will try the layering thing, that's a great idea. I hate the idea of having to change the sheets every day, and I actually only have like 3 twin size sheets in the whole house. May have to pick up another one and an extra mattress pad before I start.

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As an incentive for Joshua to get up to potty during the night, we started a dry at night chart. If he is dry for a week he gets a new toy or an old toy that he lost because he was acting up. So far it has worked.

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I've probably said a thousand times that I'm not a pull up fan, so here we go for 1,001!!! I would stop using the pullups - cut of liquids a couple of hours before bed, potty right before bed and go for it!! She'll get it eventually - use some pads on the bed or sometimes I'd use the velour type beach towels. She used to get up around 3 or 4am; a few accidents, but she eventually got it.

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I don't come around here to post often, but I thought I'd chime in here.

Its actually not my 3yo who still wets the bed at night (he's been dry at night for a year!). It is my nearly 8 year old Sad We have tried everything from just letting him wet the bed so he'll learn, to taking away liquids hours and hours before bedtime, to waking him up 1-2 times at night. Nothing has worked. He still wets the bed. He is such a deep, deep sleeper that I think he just isn't able to wake himself up. He is embarrassed that his younger 2 siblings wear underwear to bed and he doesn't, and he really tries, but it doesn't matter what he does. The ped said that it runs in families (my brother and my dh both wet the bed until about 10-12 years old) and that he will eventually outgrow it.

So try what you can, but by all means, do not be discouraged if you just have a bet wetter. It won't be the end of the world if you do Smile

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Adam is fully day potty trained but at night he will wet him self more often than not...I tried the padded training underwear at night..he wets through them some nights! I think its because he sleeps as hard as a rock and don't wake up at all...during the day he doesnt have any accidents unless someone hurts his feelings (he gets reprimanded for hurting his sis) or he gets scared/hurt by his older bros then he pees... that's why his nick name went from tinks to tinkles! lol!

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"~HollyBear~" wrote:

I don't come around here to post often, but I thought I'd chime in here.

Its actually not my 3yo who still wets the bed at night (he's been dry at night for a year!). It is my nearly 8 year old Sad We have tried everything from just letting him wet the bed so he'll learn, to taking away liquids hours and hours before bedtime, to waking him up 1-2 times at night. Nothing has worked. He still wets the bed. He is such a deep, deep sleeper that I think he just isn't able to wake himself up. He is embarrassed that his younger 2 siblings wear underwear to bed and he doesn't, and he really tries, but it doesn't matter what he does. The ped said that it runs in families (my brother and my dh both wet the bed until about 10-12 years old) and that he will eventually outgrow it.

So try what you can, but by all means, do not be discouraged if you just have a bet wetter. It won't be the end of the world if you do Smile

I'm WAY late but I just got back over here and read this. One of my best friends has a 12 year old that still wets the bed so I have heard and know how there is really nothing you can do if they have that problem, they just have to grow out of it or something. My DH did wet the bed until he was 7 or 8, so he is sensative to it and doesn't want me to push her or make a big deal out of it. She has started to wake up at night and go to the bathroom sometimes (even though she still has a pull up on) so I see that as progress. I bought extra sheets and an extra mattress pad, but I am still waiting for my 10 month old to consistently sleep through the night because I just dread having to deal with both of them up at night...I'm tired enough as it is.