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Some advice on night time regression

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Thurlow Wed 24-Jun-15 11:48:02

DD 3.5 went dry by herself when we potty trained a few months ago. However in the past few weeks she has started to wet the bed a little more - I think it's been 3 times in the past week/10 days.

Now I suspect it's because she wants to drink loads right before bed. I'm not keen on limiting her fluid intake because I don't really know how much she's drinking during the day at nursery.

Any advice on what would be the best thing to do at the moment? Do we put her back in pull-ups for night? I'm happy to do that, I couldn't really care less about what age she stops pull ups at night, but I don't want to confuse her on the issue. Or do I try getting her out of bed to wee when we go to bed later?

ppeatfruit Wed 24-Jun-15 16:45:14

Are there any changes ocurring in her life? I'd just put her in pull ups, don't tell her off, just explain why you're doing it, calmly. Her bladder should be strong enough to get her through the night if she's managed it before.

Marioswife Wed 24-Jun-15 16:56:38

At this age pullups are probably best, if she wakes dry give her lots of praise, but don't expect it.
She is probably going through a period of growth or something, so lots of sleep is important.

Thurlow Wed 24-Jun-15 17:03:07

Yes, she has just started at a new nursery which is much more "help yourself" for water, and I suspect at the moment she isn't helping herself, and so is then drinking gallons in the evening to make up for it! I agree her bladder is strong enough, but she's obviously drinking a huge amount before bed. And she's such a good and deep sleeper the need to go clearly isn't waking her.

Thanks - I suspected going back to pull-ups would be better given we've had three accidents in a short period of time plus I'm used to getting my uninterrupted sleep grin, I just wanted to check more experienced people wouldn't see as a step back or anything.

Piratejones Wed 24-Jun-15 17:12:08

I'm used to getting my uninterrupted sleep

Nothing wrong with that!

Overall i agree with the others.

ppeatfruit Wed 24-Jun-15 17:21:03

At that age girls understand clearly if you explain it her that it's just
for a while. It sounds like the nursery is affecting her .I always used to put my mindees and dcs in nappies when we went out even while potty training; they understood the reasons! never any regressing!

Piratejones Wed 24-Jun-15 17:43:52

yes explain it's only "just in case" she can't hold it and keep the bed dry until the morning, and when her bladder catches up she can wear underpants again.

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