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will my 4 yr old dd EVER be out of nappies???(waiting for cod to berate me)

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MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:42:56

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MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:48:16

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popsycal Sun 08-Jul-07 08:49:22

water only after 3pm...worked for a few of my friends who were sturggling with night nappies

MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:49:59

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EscapeFrom Sun 08-Jul-07 08:50:08

A close family member of mine wet the bed until she was 11 - and she wasn't in nappies, she just wet the bed. And this was 40 years ago, so not exactly tolerated!

Some Kids Just Do.

popsycal Sun 08-Jul-07 08:50:29

noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

only water as a drink
eat what you like lol

popsycal Sun 08-Jul-07 08:51:07

eat normally
any drink after 3pm should be water

MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:51:20

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popsycal Sun 08-Jul-07 08:52:11

ah
ignore that then lol

MintyDixCharrington Sun 08-Jul-07 08:53:24

dunno what to suggest really
I think it just takes longer for some children, especially deep sleepers
does she pee a lot during the day? Sounds like a hell of a lot of pee for the night, especially if she isn't drinking anything after 6. Are you sure she isn't going to the bathroom and drinking from the tap or something?

I'd just stick with the nappies until things change I think

TransfiguratingLily Sun 08-Jul-07 08:54:09

My 4 year old dd is the same, now her 2.5 brother is potty training and has been dry at night twice now and dd has never been dry at night. Poor thing, but I'm trying to make her feel ok about it. I think they are all different and I'm just accepting it.

MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:54:29

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MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:55:19

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LadyTophamHatt Sun 08-Jul-07 08:55:22

malory, Ds1 (or ds2...can't remember) was similar to that so I mentioned it to my then HV.

She said its perfectly normal and that "they"(gp's, hospital, medical people i general) would only ever start investiagting why when the child reached 7 yr old.



HTH

MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:56:02

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MrMaloryTowers Sun 08-Jul-07 08:56:26

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LadyTophamHatt Sun 08-Jul-07 08:57:45

He just gradually stopped over time. Nothing I did or didn't do, just his bladder getting stronger with age I think.
When she said that I just forgot about it.

sarahhal Sun 08-Jul-07 08:57:46

Will be watching this thread MrMalory as our DS is the same age as your DD and exactly the same. We haven't even tried gong to bed without a pull up as he is showing no signs of being dry at all.

LadyTophamHatt Sun 08-Jul-07 09:00:49

Maybe 2-3 times a yr they'll still wet the bed.

They wake up now if they do but until fairly recent;y(maybe 12-18months) they'd just wake up in the morning smelling like a wee soaked tramp.

popsycal Sun 08-Jul-07 09:02:59

just to add - a friend of mine has a 7 year old who is about to start an eneurisis program (wouldnt let him start til he was 7 and a half)

In preparationm, they have to get him to drin k LOADS in the day - so his bladder gets used to holding fliud...

juuule Sun 08-Jul-07 09:29:24

Some take longer than others. One of mine was dry day and night at 2yo. Another 2 took until they were 5+ and almost 9. They became dry in their own time and nothing we did made any difference.

theStallionOfSensibleness Sun 08-Jul-07 10:05:20

oh fgs
nappyea t night dont matter?
it snot liek you cnat afford them


ds1 was 6

DoubleBluff Sun 08-Jul-07 10:10:58

I have heard that witholding drinks does not help in fact get as much drink in them so bladder can expand and gets used to holding fluids.
Sure was told to avoid blackcurrant squash too.
Anyway both DS were in night nappies at 4 ds 1 was 5.
Not a big deal.

juuule Sun 08-Jul-07 10:20:37

Oh and my 4yo dd is still in nappies at night. She'll be dry when she's ready, I'm sure. Don't worry about it

Flamesparrow Sun 08-Jul-07 10:26:24

I still maintain unless the nappies are making them sore, they will be ready when they are ready.

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