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DS waking in night as he doesn't want to wee in his pull-ups

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NichyNoo Wed 11-Sep-13 20:16:23

DS is 3 and has been potty trained during the day for about 10 months. He wears pull-ups at night and they are wet in the morning so he isn't dry at night yet. However for the past fortnight he is waking in the night when he needs a wee so that I can take him to the potty...he doesn't want to wee in his pull-ups. Or he wakes up all wet as he has done a wee and it has leaked from his pull-up all over his PJs and sheets.

He only has a small cup of milk before bed and uses the potty straight before bed.

I'm not sure what to do. Some people have suggested half waking him up when I go to bed at 9.30pm and taking him to the potty but I'm worried he won't go back to sleep. Any advice please?

MissStrawberry Wed 11-Sep-13 20:20:30

Don't limit his drinks.

If he wakes for the loo, take him.

Put a protective pad under him if his pull ups leaks. Look at another brand if they aren't sufficient.

Don't bother lifting, ime it achieves nothing.

mineofuselessinformation Wed 11-Sep-13 20:24:05

It sounds to me like he's nearly there. Keep doing what you're doing.

hardboiledpossum Wed 11-Sep-13 20:25:55

Have you tried him in pants at night? I potty trained day and night together and have only had three sleep accidents in a month. He always had a wet happy after sleeps before.

thingamajig Wed 11-Sep-13 20:26:47

I lifted my dd, I think that it helped her to get used to waking and using the loo by herself. By the third night she was half awake when I came in, very soon she was going by herself. She always went straight back to sleep.
You are not losing anything by trying it as he is waking anyway when he does go - rather it be before he wets the bed or wakes you up.

Mintyy Wed 11-Sep-13 20:29:45

Can you put his potty right beside his bed and leave a very low night light on in his room? He might be able to manage it all by himself? Say "you are such a clever boy with your wees in the night, do you think you could go on the potty and pull your special night time pants back up without having to go all the way to the bathroom?" or something like that.

Both my dc were able to do this at night by the age of about 3 (not smug, I just wanted you to know that some young children are able to do it).

Debs75 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:33:23

DD, 3 is the same. She has woken several nights really upset and after a few minutes she will then ask for a wee. She does go straight back to sleep after so I just let her get on with it. It does mean I have a broken night but she is happy

pining Wed 11-Sep-13 20:37:19

I've always lifted my children way after they are out of nappies. They've always gone back to sleep and actually just got to the point where they didn't even wake up.

pining Wed 11-Sep-13 20:37:20

I've always lifted my children way after they are out of nappies. They've always gone back to sleep and actually just got to the point where they didn't even wake up.

Joanne20 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:44:36

I potty trained my Dd at 22 months and she was out of nappies during the day At 2years. We weren't going to take her out of nappies at night as she never had a dry nappy first thing and tbh it nearly always leaked she weed so much overnight as she always drunk lots before bed also. However she started pulling her nappy of at night as she didn't want to wee in her nappy but then just ended up weeing in the cot. We kept trying to put her nappy on but the same thing would happen every night. So we decided that if we were having to change all bedding all the time and she seemed so upset at having wet the bed we would try getting her dry overnight. We never thought she would go and thought maybe she would go back to nappies instead, which we weren't bothered about as she is still quite young. We got a protective cover for the bed but she has to our surprise gone dry overnight. We do have her getting up sometimes now, she calls for us to go for a wee wee and it first it took her a while to settle once she went does but now she goes straight back to sleep. We are getting more nights aswell that she doesnt get up at all and sleeps through until the morning. We didnt try the thing of waking her up just before we ho to bed but if she doeng settle in bed after 10 -15 mins ( as im just playing in her cot) we just go in and see if she wants a wee. The thing we did change was instead of giving her her milk at 7 just before she goes to sleep she has it at 6 so has more time to get rid of it and encourage her to go for a wee before bed, so far that has worked. She is now 24 months. This has worked so far, hope that helps

Joanne20 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:51:52

Sorry now 26 months old!

mumto3crazykids Tue 17-Sep-13 01:24:34

Thats a really positive sign that he doesn't want to wet his pull up - definately encourage that, it sounds like he is almost there, if he wants to go to the toilet, then take him to the toilet, or put a potty in his room.

You can get a Brolly Sheet, they are like a mattress protector, but only half the length of the bed so not so hard to wash and dry, plus they sleep directly on it so won't wet all the sheets (cuts down awake time in the night!)

BrianTheMole Tue 17-Sep-13 01:35:14

Take him to the loo and start encouraging him to take himself when he wakes. I wouldn't lift him, seems like a step backwards.

NichyNoo Tue 17-Sep-13 20:19:41

Thanks everyone. He has been dry most nights recently....a couple of times he has slept through but mostly he wakes at least once to get us to take him to the potty. We may leave the pull-ups off this weekend......

CreatureRetorts Tue 17-Sep-13 20:27:44

I wake up for a wee in the night! My ds does. I think it's unreasonable to expect no wees for 12 hours.

SleepyFish Tue 17-Sep-13 20:39:28

Just train him to use the toilet, no? He'll have to eventually so why not now? Unless you have a massive house and the toilet is far away or something, might be time to ditch the potty.
Ds has been taking himself off to the toilet since he was dry. I just leave a night light on in the hall so he can see where he's going.

YoniBottsBumgina Tue 17-Sep-13 20:43:16

Can you put a potty in his room? On a towel (or picnic blanket with waterproof back!) in case he misses or it tips over.

Or of course using the toilet (ours is pretty far from DS' room so we went with a potty).

Try to work on getting him to use the toilet/potty independently in the day and he should be more confident to do it at night. Make sure his PJs are loose so he can pull them down/up by himself.

NichyNoo Wed 02-Oct-13 11:52:18

Coming back to this thread now. So, we followed the advice and removed the pull-ups and DS has done brilliantly for the past fortnight. He either sleeps straight through and does a big we on the potty in the morning or wakes in the night and goes on the potty.

However, for the past two nights (at exactly 4.30am each time) he has woken up as he has wet himself. IS this type of regression normal and should we just stick with it? Or does it mean he isn't really ready? He isn't ill/stressed or anything like that. Thank you.

NichyNoo Thu 03-Oct-13 07:43:10

Oh dear - wet the bed again last night. Just don't understand how he can go from being dry for almost 3 weeks to wetting the bed. Time to wear the pull-ups again.....he won't be happy sad

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