My dd is 21/2 and has been out of nappies for 9 months during the day so now I have bitten the bullet and took her nappy off tonight I have put a pampers mat under her sheet, I have checked her and keep checking her but I am really nervous that she wets bed while I am sleeping as dont want her to sleep on a wet sheet - how do I do this????????
I assume she's had dry nappies in the morning? so has shown that she's capable of going through the night
I suppose you may have to get a waterproof sheet to put under her actual sheet .. that way if she does wet the bed, she will feel it and it will wake her up and so you'll know she's had an accident ... I found the Pampers mat pulled the wetness away and DS would just sleep through it
will the waterproof sheet be comfortable enough, I know she is capable of going through the night Im just scared if she does have an accident and I'm asleep (should I set my alarm) she willbe uncomfortable.
I keep trying to get dd (4 in April) out of a night time nappy. To no avail. She's been dry in the day for 18 months. She can go all night without doing a wee. On earlier attempts she proved she could sleep half the night in a wet bed, but now she screams the house down if she wets the bed. Have tried sticker charts, rewards, bribery etc. Am now resigned to keeping the makers of pull-ups in business for the foreseeable future.
if she has an accident and is uncomfortable you'll know about it .. I wouldn't worry about that at all mummygow
purpleturtle .. one day she'll just turn around and say she doesn't want to wear a nappy at night any more, don't stress it .. it really doesn't matter in the scheme of things .. you can get washable nightime nappies called motherease .. pricey to begin with but probably worth it in the long run (was considering them until DS decided not to wear night-time nappies any more)
I too used to lift dd when I went to bedand popped her on the potty. She would do one while still asleep really and then I would put her back tobed. Did this for several months till no wee for a week I think.
I used a waterproof sheet on the bed and sat them on a potty before I went to bed. Invariably they went back to sleep straight away after obliging. Sometimes would find bed wet in the morning and they had slept through. If she is uncomfortable mummygow, she will wake. If she sleeps through then it hasn't bothered her. You can get waterproof protectors for the quilt as well by the way.
Thanks everyone for your help last night. I made sure she had nothing to drink after 6pm tonight then sat her on toilet at 7pm when going to bed, so I will sit her on again about 10pm as that is when she wet last night.
I hope your dd has had a dry bed all week. Can I just ask, I'm about to start potty training, and was wondering, do you think that it is better to train my dd during the day and at night at the same time and cut out nappies altogether to avoid confusion?
I think you just have to see how it goes. Some kids do seem to crack both at once, but I think it's asking a lot for them to learn not to wee when asleep at the same time as getting dry in the day. I can imagine the whole process of getting dry days would have taken forever if I'd tried to get dd dry at night back then. She's still not dry at night, but has been dry in the day for 18mths!