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night time nappies at 4

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amachori Fri 26-Jun-15 12:00:47

We have been trying nappy free nights with DD2 who is 4 with almost no success. Probably been two weeks or more and we have had only one dry night. I remember with DD1 it started badly but then I discovered if I took her to the toilet around 11pm, still asleep, then she would go the rest of the night fine. Do the same with DD2 but she still wets the bed once, twice or even three times after that! Should I give up and go back to nappies for a while? Or persevere? I thought 4 was a bit late but having asked around it seems many of her friends are still in nappies at night time...

DessertOrDesert Fri 26-Jun-15 12:05:14

yep. back to Nappies.
It is hormonal, and not something she can learn.

Wait til the nappies are dry in the mornings, and then try removing them. if thats not happened by the time she is 7, that is the point to talk to the HV or GP.

Snowflakepie Fri 26-Jun-15 12:25:58

Dd was soaking every night up until just before her 5th birthday, then she was suddenly totally dry and that was that. We agreed if she was dry for 5 nights in a row she didn't have to wear the pull up anymore and she did it, has never had an accident since. I maintain that waiting for them to take the lead makes life much easier and with far less stress all round. I would put her back into pull ups and let her take her time. Night dryness isn't something that can be learned.

If you go down the lifting route, be very careful. My SIL did this with her oldest as she wanted her dry before the new baby came. She is now almost 8 and needs to be lifted each night because all it taught her was to wee in her sleep. I know other parents who do it and it just seems to cause more issues than simply waiting. They need to be properly awake when you take them to the toilet and I wasn't then suffering through the hours that dd would have stayed awake for just to get rid of nappies wink

Weeshannon93 Sun 28-Jun-15 17:01:39

Hi my daughter is 3 she will be 4 in march she's getting the hang of toilet training. But I still put nappies on her at bed time as I don't think she's ready for wearing pants at bed yet what can I do to help her get off the nappies at bedtime.

addictedtosugar Sun 28-Jun-15 18:18:06

Nothing. Just need to wait it out. Dry at night has nothing to do with training, and everything to do with hormones.

TheAuthoress Sun 28-Jun-15 19:13:15

I'm waiting it out, DS will be 5 in November and has been daytime trained since just after he was three, but most of the time his bedtime nappies are still very wet. I don't think it's seen as an issue until they are 7?

I've also heard that lifting them to pee in their sleep isn't advised anymore.

DS is a very deep sleeper and I imagine that has something to do with it too.

Only1scoop Sun 28-Jun-15 19:16:12

Op my dd was completely dry in day at 2 and a half but still in night pants at 4 and a half! I found the dry nights night pants really good avoided the huggies ones.

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