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Should DD be dry at night before she's 4?

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Tallulahoola Sat 01-Oct-16 16:35:32

DD is 3.9. She has been toilet trained for about a year without any real problems. Obviously I know it takes longer for them to be dry at night but I was thinking it would have happened by now.

She wears pull-ups to bed and when she wakes up in the morning they're soaked, to the point where I have to give her fresh pyjamas every day because the bottoms smell of wee (sorry if a bit TMI).

She goes for a wee last thing at night so I'm not sure what else to do? From the time I get her home from nursery at 5.30pm to bedtime at 7.30pm she only has one very small drink of water. In fact I often have a problem during the day getting her to drink enough. I have offered her rewards for staying dry and told her many times that if she wakes in the night she should get up and call us, but nothing works. I never badger her though, am very relaxed when I talk about it with her. But at what point should I start worrying this isn't normal?

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dementedpixie Sat 01-Oct-16 16:38:22

It can be normal for night wetting up to age 7ish. I relies on a hormone being produced that reduces urine overnight plus needs them to be able to wake with the sensation of a full bladder. It can't be trained as such.

PhilomenaCunk Sat 01-Oct-16 16:39:27

My DD was 4.5. Dry in the day at just over two. She just suddenly was ready having been very much like your DD.

Fanjango Sat 01-Oct-16 16:39:46

My DD was a heavy sleeper. She wasn't dry at night till she was 6.5 years. I just put her into pull ups to sleep in till she was ready.

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