Tips for potty training at night

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CKisMom wanted advice on nighttime potty training for her 3 A A -year-old, who uses the bathroom by himself during the day but still needs a pull-up at night.

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Megan

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Nov 3, 2008
 
How my 8-year-old learned to stop bedwetting
I believe use of an alarm once a child begins to feel embarrassed and frustrated with bedwetting is a families best choice. I used the book, 7 Steps to Nightime Dryness to educate myself. Also get the children’s book, Prince Bravery and Grace - Attack of the Wet Knights for your child. http://www.braveryandgrace.com This book really helps a child want to try an alarm.
Then research alarms, we used malem. I suggest narrowing the choice to 2 alarms and letting your child make the final choice. Explain to your child that once you invest in an alarm, he/she must agree to use it each night. I even suggest writing a little contract which you both sign. Remember YOU must wake your child when the alarm goes off for at least a week or two - until your child’s brain is conditioned to wake up to the body’s signal. It takes patience but it is definitely worth the time and effort. My child went from wet every night for 8 years to completely dry every night within two months of consistently using an alarm. Get the books first -they are the key to easiest success. http://www.braveryandgrace.com Then get an alarm and be calm and consistent.
comander A truly

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Apr 3, 2010
 
Keep up the good work

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Dec 11, 2012
 
Wish I could help, but I could do with some tips. Stuck in nappies :$

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Dec 12, 2012
 
diaperdguru wrote:
<quoted text>lucky you

Lucky? I'm 26 and still in baby nappies at night. I feel so embarrassed and like a child. Hate it so much
Steve

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Jan 28, 2013
 
baby davey wrote:
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Lucky? I'm 26 and still in baby nappies at night. I feel so embarrassed and like a child. Hate it so much
I am 50 and still have to wear nappies at night. I have wet my bed on and off all my life.
Games

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Feb 1, 2013
 
Dam....thanks for the advice!
jon

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Feb 1, 2013
 
Games wrote:
Dam....thanks for the advice!
hi games. yeah same for me as steve. never really been dry. been in nappies most of my life for bed wetting.if u want to talk please do or u steve
Steve

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Feb 5, 2013
 
jon wrote:
<quoted text>hi games. yeah same for me as steve. never really been dry. been in nappies most of my life for bed wetting.if u want to talk please do or u steve
Always happy to chat on here to others like me.

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>I am 50 and still have to wear nappies at night. I have wet my bed on and off all my life.
Sorry only just saw you reply, that must be hard for you. I hate it! The doctors think it's coz I'm depressed
Steve

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Feb 6, 2013
 
baby davey wrote:
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Sorry only just saw you reply, that must be hard for you. I hate it! The doctors think it's coz I'm depressed
I have long since accepted my bedwetting as part of being me. I no longer worry about it. Being wet never keeps me awake so it just isn't a big deal.
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Feb 6, 2013
 
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>I have long since accepted my bedwetting as part of being me. I no longer worry about it. Being wet never keeps me awake so it just isn't a big deal.
i normally wake up in the middle of the night with a soaking wet nappy and have to change
Steve

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Feb 6, 2013
 
jon wrote:
<quoted text>i normally wake up in the middle of the night with a soaking wet nappy and have to change
Ah well when I tried disposables that used to happen but since changing to terries I hardly ever wake and if U do I just turn over and drop back to sleep in no time. I never change during the night. Once on my nappy stays on until morning.
jon

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Feb 7, 2013
 
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>Ah well when I tried disposables that used to happen but since changing to terries I hardly ever wake and if U do I just turn over and drop back to sleep in no time. I never change during the night. Once on my nappy stays on until morning.
hi steve. i gave up on disposables. evan with plastic pants over the top. leaked like hell. same as u i wear terry nappies but i wet alot. i might see if i can get some bigger ones. wat size do u wear
Steve

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Feb 7, 2013
 
jon wrote:
<quoted text>hi steve. i gave up on disposables. evan with plastic pants over the top. leaked like hell. same as u i wear terry nappies but i wet alot. i might see if i can get some bigger ones. wat size do u wear
Mine are large terry towelling squares that I fold an pin on and keep in place with snug fitting plastic pants. If my pants are too loose I find the urine pools on them and finds it's way out eventually.

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Feb 7, 2013
 
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>I have long since accepted my bedwetting as part of being me. I no longer worry about it. Being wet never keeps me awake so it just isn't a big deal.
Yes totally understand you Steve, I've got depression and doctors think that's the problem with me. Tbh I feel like a baby and hate it
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Feb 7, 2013
 
baby davey wrote:
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Yes totally understand you Steve, I've got depression and doctors think that's the problem with me. Tbh I feel like a baby and hate it
I didn't know that depression can cause bedwetting in adults. I hope you can get through it.
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Feb 9, 2013
 
Being potty trained is over rated

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Feb 10, 2013
 
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't know that depression can cause bedwetting in adults. I hope you can get through it.
Yeah it's coz I've had it all my life and looks like it's the problem. But I can't get out of depression and tbh it scares me
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Feb 10, 2013
 
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't know that depression can cause bedwetting in adults. I hope you can get through it.
Depression can cause anything, once you sink into "the Black Hole" your Mind...Body...Spirit...can be robbed of anything.... I will pray deeply for all of you.....been there! I understand!
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Feb 10, 2013
 
sorry didnt mean to be nosy.......looking for another post.....happened across this one,,,,God Bless

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