Potty traning for over night

Lampe, Missouri
May 8, 2007 1:50pm CST
How many of you have kids? and could you share how you got your kits to potty train through the night? i have a little girl that is almost 7 she still wheres a pull up at night becuase she dose not wake up to go to the bathroom. she is trained and don't have acidents during the day. she has two younger sisters one is almost 5 and one almost 3 and it would be great to get them all out of pullus much cheaper. LOL then we are talking about another kids where dose that make since right.
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• United States
13 May 07
Bedwetting is not a behavioral issue and is not in her control-at least consciously. Her brain hasn't matured enough yet to wake her up to the sensation of a full bladder, and her bladder hasn't matured enough yet to hold a night's worth of urine. Punishments and rewards won't work. You have a few options: First, rule out physical problems. Kidney and bladder diseases and diabetes can all cause bedwetting. You can try limiting fluids after dinner, but that doesn't work a lot of times and you have to make sure she's getting enough to drink through the day. You can set an alarm and wake her up in the middle of the night. It will interrupt your sleep and hers, and won't help her stay dry sooner, but it will save you some laundry. You can buy her an alarm clock and have her wake up and pee in the middle of the night. It won't help her stay dry any sooner and she might not even wake to an alarm, but it may save you some laundry and give her a sense of control over the problem You can keep her in pullups and give it some more time. She'll probably outgrow it in the next couple years, but until then she may be embarrassed and bothered by it. You can protect her mattress and leave out extra sheets and pjs at night, and skip the pullup. More laundry, but less money spent on pullups. This will be pretty uncomfortable for her, though, and might be more embarrassing. You can look into a bedwetting alarm and try to fix the problem. Bedwetting alarms attach to the child's underwear and buzz when they detect wetness. The idea is that either the noise will wake the child or the parent, who then wakes the child. The child's brain is trained to wake up with the sensation of a full bladder. They don't work for every child, but from my research they work better than most other options. They are kind of pricy, though (but if they work, you'll make up the cost by saving on pullups). Whatever you do, let your daughter know that you know she's not doing it on purpose and you're on her side. She's probably embarrassed and upset about it, and needs reassurance that it's not the end of the world. Also try to keep her accidents as low key and quiet as possible-don't announce them to her siblings, if she has friends over make it possible for her to change privately and without letting the friend know.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
8 May 07
Sorry it is you that will have to get them up to go potty, even the 7 year old may be such a deep sleeper she is not aware of what is going on, You might as well get one after the other up at the same time I know it is a bother but it will eventually become a habit and think of the money you will save. Children's bladders are so small and they can not hold a lot of liquid, I would also restrict the after supper beverage to smaller amounts, instead of a glass of juice or milk a small amount of water. Best of luck