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Night-time potty training?

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minitoot Sun 26-Jul-15 23:21:05

Hi, my son (3) seems to be potty trained (clutching a chunk of wood as I type that) - he's now reliably dry in the day. I wondered when I should start trying night time potty training. We might be moving in the next month or so, but I'm not sure when, so should I wait until he has settled into the new place, or try now before we move? He's not dry overnight. (I mean, he has a nappy on overnight, I don'tmean he wets the bed). Any thoughts? I hear children regress a bit if there is a change like moving, which seems logical...

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 26-Jul-15 23:24:35

From what ive read on here and other sites, theres no such thing as Night Time Training. Tgey stop peeing at night once their body produces a specific hormone and til that develops its not possible.

Im basically waiting til DD has dry pull ups for a few days in a row.

minitoot Sun 26-Jul-15 23:26:55

Interesting! I'd not heard that. One problem is he has a cup of milk before bed - probably makes it harder. So you just leave the pull up on till he naturally stops needing it then.

didireallysaythat Sun 26-Jul-15 23:27:53

DS1 was in pullups at night until 5+. DS2 will be five soon and isn't showing much sign of being dry at night yet (his pull ups are dry probably 2/7 nights a week). So I wouldn't worry if it doesn't happen soon - you're relying on them being able to wake up if they need a wee and that's not really trainable....

minitoot Sun 26-Jul-15 23:32:26

Wow. OK, so a lot of money to spend yet on nappies! :-/ was just feeling happy at spending so much less these days...!

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 26-Jul-15 23:32:37

Yeah just wait. Docs wont even advise til after seven yo.

Dont stop evening drinks - it makes the urine more concentrated which can iritate the bladder.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 26-Jul-15 23:33:06

Have you tried Aldi? So so cheap! and good too.

TigerFeat Sun 26-Jul-15 23:42:02

You could put a potty in the corner of the bedroom and show him it's there (on a waterproof sheet).

I never did this, but I know someone who's little one used to get up and wee in the direction of the potty during the night and then get back in bed without waking anyone up.

minitoot Thu 30-Jul-15 11:53:03

After seven?! :-O seriously?! I don't remember being in nappies overnight at 7. Good idea about the potty, yes.

Jasonandyawegunorts Thu 30-Jul-15 14:39:52

After seven?! :-O seriously?! I don't remember being in nappies overnight at 7. Good idea about the potty, yes.

Bedwetting is seen as medically normal until age 7, after that point doctors will start to take it seriously. Bedwetting under 6 is caused by the hormone which controls the bladder at night not being produced yet.

That doesn't mean everyone does it, as bodies develop at different times, most children will be dry before 7.

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