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#1 2 Kidlets 4 Me

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:02 AM

Hey Everyone

Brandon has been toilet trained for several years now but is still wearing a nappy to bed overnight.

With him starting school next year we wanted him to be fully toilet trained.

What did you all do to teach them to wake up and go to the toilet during the night? It was suggested to us to wake him up during the night and sit him on the toilet then put him back to bed but this just isn't working for us.

Any better ideas?
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:26 AM

For us honestly, we just forgot to put a nappy on H one night!!! That being said his night nappies hadn't had anything in them for quite a while.

A friend of mine had real problems with her older son. So much so that she went to a child incontience specialist who told her not to wake him at night as it isn't teaching him anything just making him more tired. The specialist said that it isn't really a problem until 7ish and it is quite common till then. She had to teach him to hold on for longer during the day, so when he felt the need to go he would then put 10 minutes on the microwave timer and not go till the alarm sounded. Apparently it has worked well.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:44 AM

When I took Rosie for her 4yo checkup with the ECHN she said that 20% of kids are still not night time TT at 4. Most families I know had at least 1 child who was still in nappies overnight at 5. So I don't think it's a big problem.

Does he want to ditch the nappies? Rosie was keen to at about 3.5 so I did. She wet the bed every night for 2 weeks, a couple of times per week for the next 2 weeks, then she was dry and has been ever since. I let her choose every night what she wanted to do and she always chose undies. She had never had a dry nappy in the morning prior to that.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

Hamish has been day trained for over a year now but night times he is still in nappies at 3.5. I thought it was 'normal' until at least 5 (and I see 7 mentioned above). Purely because no nappy was containing any wees he does overnight we get him up at 10 to do a wee and then leave him and he is now starting to jump up early in the morning to do his wee and sometimes at night he is already waking when we go in to take him to do a wee so I guess overtime he will learn.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:16 AM

We are in the same position, TG has been toilet trained since he was 2 but still wearing nappies at night now (he's 4 and a half). We spoke to the health visitor about it and she had the view that as he gets anxious about it when we discuss it we should leave him until he is ready. His nappy is always enormous in the morning so he'd definitely need us to get him up in the night. He still has milk before bed so our first step is probably to cut that down/out or change the timing...
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Posted 25 November 2010 - 09:20 AM

My DD turned 4 this month. I really thought we would be in night nappies forever and was dreading trying to night train her. Her night nappies were always as full as they could be.
We have just moved house so thought we would tackle that once we had settled in here.
The week before her bday I forgot to put a nappy on her. she was so excited that she stayed dry and wanted to try it the next night. After that we havent looked back. She has had 1 accident in four-five weeks and that even included moving house, new bedroom, new environment etc. I think she was just being lazy and using the nappy because she could!

I dont know how she does it, but she manages to go 12 hours overnight without weeing. She has only gotten up once during the night to go to the toilet in the past month. I get up twice a night myself lol!

Its worth giving it a go. Just "forget" one night and see how you go. I found having a spare set of sheets and jammies close by was handy just in case of accidents. Or they say make the bed up twice (protector, sheet, protector, sheet) so you just remove one layer and off you go back to bed.

Good luck!
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