Nighttime PT'ing

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Nighttime PT'ing

Kaylin has been in panties for at least a month now all day, with less than a handful of accidents all which happened because she couldn't get up to the potty (she likes to move her step stool around!). We've also been putting her into panties at night and she did really well for two weeks with NO night time accidents, but now she's peeing the bed nightly. Frankly, I'm tired of changing the sheets every night and she totally wigs out when she wakes up and notices that she's peed the bed. So the past two nights, I've put her back in a diaper and she's had no accidents. I almost feel though like it is a step back and she's asking for diapers again!

What would you do, or what are you doing now (or in the past)?

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Ivy's gone in and out of this stage more times than I can count. We go back and forth from underpants and a week of dry bed, to bed wetting every night and diapers. We've learned to try to keep a 3'x3' mattress pad under her all the time (though it gets kicked out of the way periodically), and that helps the sheet changing business a LOT. We've just gone back to underpants at night... Most of the time, Ivy is dry all night and she simply chooses to use her diaper rather than pee in the toilet in the morning. If she isn't wearing a diaper, she uses the toilet. Usually, that is. Sometimes I just can't figure it out.

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My older two were all or nothing. Kieren went dry day and night the same day, 2 months before he turned 3. Never a single nighttime accident after he switched to just pajamas. Mimi was a bedwetting princess.. we never even tried her in undies because she was soaked every single night without fail - until she was almost 6 years old! We tried waking her up at midnight to go pee, even that didn't work - she'd still be soaked by 6am. So I really think it's completely individual and beyond their control for the most part.

Not sure about Grady yet. He has woken up dry from many naps, and the odd overnight as well. But I'd have to wake him up and whistle him to the toilet right away because, like Ivy, he does his morning pee upon waking and I think he likes to do it in his pullup. It's just more comfortable. We havent' tried him without an overnight pullup though, so I don't know if he'd let 'er rip in his bed if he didn't have it on. I should try it sometime... Wink

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The girls are hit or miss. How is K during naps? We still put pullups on the girls at night. I was hoping to be done with them by the time they turned 3, but that's a long time for them to hold it. And I hate cutting them off from liquid if they are thirsty. While I don't give them anything to drink after dinner, if they ask for some water I'm not going to say no. KWIM?

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This is one thing that I agree on just waiting until they are ready. I think when they are sleeping they don't have as much control over that. Mason was a heavy wetter as a baby we had to use the overnight diapers. We always do pull ups at nap/night time, he was often dry at nap, but not always. And just in the last couple weeks, he has started waking up with a dry pull up in the morning. I am not confident enough in it to stop with the pull ups just yet, but he knows not go potty in the pull ups if he can help it. I normally take him out in pull ups because he doesn't like to use the big potty (he uses his little one at home), but he is always dry when we get home.

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Jake's been PT'd during the day for about 2 months now, normally during nap he's dry when he wakes up. But at home I let him nap with me and I put a pullup on him JIC bc I don't want my bed wet! LOL During night it's hit or miss if he wakes up dry, so we are still doing pullups at night. I think it will eventually just click for them.....I need to start limiting his liquids a little more closely before he goes to bed and that might help. Does K drink alot before bed?

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I think it totally depends upon the kid.

Taya and Lexi both just night trained themselves-- soon after they turned 2 (Lexi has been in panties at night since July.....Taya was about 2 1/2 or so when she started waking to pee and/or waking up dry.)

Miles and Callie? Whole 'nother story! And we did nothing differently with them. Miles will be 5 in March and still wakes up soaked. Callie wore a pull-up every night until she was 5, too. Then we used one of the bedwetting alarms to wake her and "train" her-- and it worked well. Within a week or so she was totally dry at night, too.

I think we are going to try the alarm with Miles after his birthday and before baby arrives. I have to gear myself up for it bc it was PITA w Callie. Five year olds pee a LOT in the middle of the night.....good gravy!

Good luck! I'd not worry too much about swapping btwn pull-ups and panties in the night......

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Thanks everyone! At naps, she wears panties and has had no accident thus far. It seems when I put a diaper on her at night, she is dry...but if she wears panties she pees. It's odd.

And like you Tara - I can't just say no to drinks. I tell her to take "little" drinks but when I'm thirsty, I want a drink...so I can't deny her.

Guess I'll just keep playing it by ear. I didn't want her to get confused but it seems like plenty of kiddo's are still in that in between stage for nighttime!