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slightlyconfused85 Fri 12-Jun-15 21:30:08

Dd is 2.7 and has been clean and dry in the day for 2 months now- hasn't had an accident in 6 weeks so definitely got it! She's wet at night still but I was wondering if heavy sleepers take longer or need a different approach to night time dryness? She sleeps so heavily, through all noise, I can Hoover her room while she sleeps and we can chat freely over her. Her nappy came undone in the night a few days ago, her pyjamas were soaked through and her bed sheets also but she never woke up and we only found out in the morning. How will a child like this ever wake up to wee?!

tobysmum77 Sat 13-Jun-15 11:16:02

She probably wont. Children have an amazing ability to hold it in. My dd is dry at night and has been since 3, she never ever gets out of bed to go to the toilet though.

2.7 is very young for nighttime dryness.

tobysmum77 Sat 13-Jun-15 11:16:57

Make sure she goes before bed is my only advice btw because otherwise you may not know if she is dry or not.

PettsWoodParadise Sun 14-Jun-15 14:59:39

My DD used to sleep for twelve hours solid. We had same issue, dry during daytime at 2.5 but not at night.

We tried 'lifting' - putting her on toilet just before we went to bed and she did wee on her sleep but we stopped doing that as although asleep it did still disturb her and if we did three nights in a row we noticed a correlation that she'd be cranky during day.

We then tried stopping fluids after a certain time of day, I think it was 4pm and followed advice of another mum to give yoghurt instead of milk. This was disastrous - she is used to drinking plenty of water all the time etc and we suspect the lack of water contributed to a kidney infection - so we gave up on that.

So we used pull-ups at night and she was in them until about six, gradually there were nights where she wasn't wet and bedtime moved a little bit later and it fell into place in time without stress or illness.

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