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When/how to stop lifting at night?

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cheapandcheerful Mon 10-Nov-14 22:28:17

My dd is about to turn 4yo and we have recently ditched the pull-ups due to the fact that she was starting to get a few dry ones.

Anyway, I started off lifting her at 11pm to help her get through the night without an accident and it has become a habit as she ALWAYS does a wee at this time.

I know she can go 12 hours without one as she will often will then not wee until 11am the following day. Obviously it would be better if she did 7pm-7am but I'm not sure how to manage this transition.

Sidge Mon 10-Nov-14 22:35:36

Lifting doesn't help them achieve night time dryness, and can promote the 'wee whilst you're asleep' message.

It can achieve a dry bed, obviously, but is not recommended as a method in achieving night time dryness.

thatwhichwecallarose Mon 10-Nov-14 23:06:49

How will you know if you don't try it? I guess you're just going to have to give it a go and see what happens. I think you'll be surprised!

Vijac Mon 10-Nov-14 23:09:46

I would just go for it. Let her know what you're doing and maybe leave a potty and night light in the room just in case she does need to go at night. Then put on a waterproof sheet and don't look back.

WineWineWine Mon 10-Nov-14 23:47:09

Now. As Sidge said, lifting her isn't really helping.
Holding on for the night is part of night time dryness, the other part is waking when she needs a wee. Neither are skills you can train, you can try and see how she gets on.
Double layer the sheets with a waterproof mat between each one, so if she wets in the night, it's easy to strip off one layer and put her back to bed.

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