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Waking a night for a wee & dry in morning - now what

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Albertatata Thu 21-Aug-14 13:41:31

DS is going to be 3 in September. For the last month he has started waking up asking for a wee and then has been dry in the morning (intermittently). Now I would say he is pretty dry in the morning consistently - but he is waking twice in the night for a wee. I've still got him in a night nappy as not really what sure to do next!!

The problem is I've also got a 10month old who is waking twice a night so between them I'm pretty exhausted. Also DS1 room door handles are pretty high so he can't get out and take himself off to the loo - but he isn't great at doing that anyway when he is fully awake in the daytime!!

I really wasn't expecting to have to deal with this yet so I don't really know what I'm doing (in fact I just thought he was abit dehydrate when he first woke up dry!)

What's the next step? Night time pull ups & potty in room or do we just go into pants? Do I need to be taking him to the loo when we go to bed, will that reduce the night wake ups? How long will it take - I don't feel like I've got the energy to deal with this!

catkind Thu 21-Aug-14 17:13:40

That's great going! But I see the dilemma.
I don't think I'd trust my 2.5 with a potty in the room - too much scope for her to try to be helpful and take it to the toilet, or trip over it in the night.
Could you leave his room door open so he can go to the bathroom and have the potty there? Then hopefully you'd wake and be able to help him, but if not at least the mess isn't on carpet.
If he's waking to go rather than wetting his nappy anyway there doesn't seem much point in pullups, I'd go with pants.
And yes can't hurt to try taking him when you go to bed. If it works it might save you a wakeup. Some friends have had success with this, others just find they're too deeply asleep and it confuses them.
And how long? No experience sorry, my two just went dry all night.

mummytotwo14 Sat 23-Aug-14 10:26:02

My dd is 2.6 and suddenly potty trained herself about 2 months ago. I had a potty in her room and one for down stairs just to make it easier really! But then she started being dry at night and waking up and doing a wee whenever, either in the night or in the morning when she wakes (I don't see as she doesn't call for me) so maybe try leaving a potty in his room? We haven't had any accidents x

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