Losing the nappies at night time... 3 year old

(4 Posts)
mummyagainin2016 Wed 13-Jan-16 20:57:42

My son potty 'trained' very easily, just as he turned 2. He's been in pants ever since. But we kept him in nappies, now pull ups, at night as he seemed too young. At about 2.5 we had a run of a few nights of dry nappies, a few times in a row, but still held off. In the past couple of months we've tried to put him to bed without a nappy only for him to wet the bed every time. We did a 'dream' wee on the potty at our bedtime as part of that but he'd still wet through in the night. So he's back in pull ups that are often wet in the morning. Any advice please? Just wait longer?

PolterGoose Wed 13-Jan-16 21:06:16

You can't train night dryness, it's reliant on production of sufficient vasopressin to suppress urine production during sleep, which typically happens by the age of 7. No amount of lifting or 'dream wees' will help! You'll know he's ready when he wakes up every day with a dry nappy.

FoxesSitOnBoxes Wed 13-Jan-16 21:07:31

Yup, just wait. It'll happen when it happens

mummyagainin2016 Thu 14-Jan-16 10:11:41

Thanks. The hormone thing sounds familiar.

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