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Night training - try or leave it?

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R3ALLY Mon 14-Nov-16 21:57:14

Hi, DS is just gone 4. Day training was no bother, we left it till he was 3 and ready and he trained in a weekend, no accidents since to speak of. But he's still in pull ups at night a year later. I'm not sure what to do. His big brother was dry at night within weeks of day training. Should I try lifting this guy or will he figure it out himself? His language skills weren't great till recently but he's catching up now so we've talked about it but he doesn't seem to care. Thank you!

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AnnoyedByAlfieBear Mon 14-Nov-16 22:01:00

Watching with interest as we're in a similar situation.

dementedpixie Mon 14-Nov-16 22:01:37

You can't really train for nighttime as it's governed by production of a hormone that slows the production of urine overnight. It also relies on the child waking with the sensation of a full bladder. Does he ever have a dry morning nappy?

MoonlightMedicine Mon 14-Nov-16 22:04:57

I was told to wait until you had 3 consecutive mornings where they wake up with a dry pull-up. For my DS that happened just before 4, DD was dry from the start of toilet training at 23 months.

As PP said above, its not something you can train them to do really. It's hormonal. I never had to lift mine, and weve rarely had any accidents. I think this is because we waited until they were both ready, albeit at very different ages!

R3ALLY Tue 15-Nov-16 02:15:43

He has had dry nappies but never two in a row. I'm happy to wait for a bit so. Like I D said, in other areas like speech he was slower than the big brother but gets there in the end! Thanks

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