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How long after daytime dryness did your LO become dry at night?

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SleepForTheWeek Sat 27-May-17 21:35:28

Just that really!!

DD (2.7) has basically just potty trained herself - she's been in pants for a week without an accident which I'm amazed at as she was a complete potty/toilet refuser up until then!

I was still putting a nappy on her at bedtime, she would quite happily pee in it before bed and in the morning before we took it off. She will always tell me though.

At what stage could we ditch the nappies? We still sometimes have a fight in the morning getting pants on instead of a nappy and I think the fact we are still using them at night doesn't help.

I've put pull ups on her tonight and she has told me when she needed a pee before bed and we used them like pants although I told her it doesn't matter if she pees in it overnight.

Is this the best way to go? Am I pushing it a bit? Should I just leave her in nappies at night until she isn't happy wearing them anymore?

Obviously I'll see how she goes tonight in the pull up but any advice greatly received smile

Rachie1986 Sat 27-May-17 21:39:18

Interested.. my daughter is dry in the day since end of last summer but still has wet nappies at night. She's 3.5.

pitterpatterrain Sat 27-May-17 21:40:48

Also interested, DD1 3.6 and dry but attempts at night have just led to lots of bed clothes washing

Barbie1 Sat 27-May-17 21:41:27

Dry day and night in the first 24 hours with dd1,
We also went cold turkey with ds1 who had a few accidents in the first few weeks.
With ds2 I will also keep him out of nappies day and night from day one..

Yika Sat 27-May-17 21:42:50

Can be years of difference. In our case it was just over two years from daytime to nighttime dry (age 2.11 and 5.1). A friend of mine's daughter was dry in the day before my DD, so probably 2.6, and only got rid of night time nappies age around 6.6. Others manage day and night at around the same time.

I personally wouldn't push it, just wait until she has fairly reliably dry nappies or pull ups in the morning.

StarOnTheTree Sat 27-May-17 21:44:29

2 of my DC were dry through the night as soon as they were dry through the day. My other DC took a further 18 months before she was dry at night

Doje Sat 27-May-17 21:44:37

It was actually about a year for us. DS1 potty trained at 2, and then just before his third birthday told me he didn't want to wear a nappy one night.

I read to wait until you have a consistently dry nappy for a week.

mummy2pickle Sat 27-May-17 21:47:33

This is always on my mind too. My dd was potty trained at 2.2yrs after a spell of chicken pox meant I couldn't get a nappy back on her. She was relatively easy to potty/toilet train but is still in pull ups at nighttime and she is now 3.1yrs. The pull ups are still wet so she hasn't mastered that yet. Only had one dry pull up since potty trained. Apparently I read somewhere that you shouldn't push nighttime dryness as it's something to do with a hormone they produce that tells them to wake when bladder is full some develop this much earlier than others. I am due dc2 in few weeks so intend to leave her in nighttime pull ups until she is ready herself as don't fancy being up with two at night. I also worry that once she wakes and goes to toilet she won't settle back to bed easily. But definitely not pushing it at moment

MrSlant Sat 27-May-17 21:48:09

DS1 potty trained himself by 2, regressed when we had DS2, was dry in the day again by 2 and a half but it wasn't until he was 7 he was dry at night. There's a hormone that has to kick in I believe and he just took at lot longer to get himself there at night. He only came out of 'pyjama pants' when DS2 had been ready for over a year but I'd left them both in them so he wasn't embarrassed! DS3 was much younger but I am old now and he was my third child so can't remember the details!

DramaAlpaca Sat 27-May-17 21:49:06

I remember chatting about this with a friend who has four children a good bit older than mine. She said she stopped using nappies at night as soon as her children were dry in the day. I was a bit sceptical, but decided to try it with my youngest DS aged 2.6. He was dry by day within three days, so the next night I put him to bed without a nappy. We had one wet bed the next morning, then none ever again after that. I couldn't believe it because my older two weren't dry at night until much later, but it worked.

dontpokethebear Sat 27-May-17 21:49:35

Ds1 PT at 2.8 and was reliably dry at night (very occasional accidents) at 4.

Ds2 PT at 2.6 and was dry at night within a couple of weeks. He has never had an accident.

DD has PT at 2.4 (about a month now) and is dry at night maybe 4/7 nights.

Wolfiefan Sat 27-May-17 21:50:44

It's absolutely about the production of a hormone. You can't rush it. Leave it until they're regularly dry at night.

ILoveMyMonkey Sat 27-May-17 21:53:04

My DS was dry day and night at 2.10 but like MrSlant I've read that nighttime dryness is hormone based and can take up to age 6/7 (can't remember exactly) before it kicks in so you really can't train for it.

SleepForTheWeek Sat 27-May-17 21:53:04

Thanks everyone.

I could maybe just keep the pull ups going and maybe the association with nappies will disappear.

Also due DC2 in 2 weeks so understand this could all go to sh** anyway!

BoraThirch Sat 27-May-17 21:53:55

I did it at the same time with both of mine - once they were dry in the day we stopped using nappies at night.

SleepForTheWeek Sat 27-May-17 21:54:10

I've noticed her nappies in the morning are hardly wet at all now - could even be just the morning pee for all I know - but how will I know?

WhatwouldRuthdo Sat 27-May-17 21:54:14

DS was dry in the day at 2.2. He's now just dry at night at 3.7 so a decent gap. I haven't tried to potty train him at night though- like a pp, I'd heard that it was chiefly hormonal. I just waited until his night pull-ups were dry for over a week, then took them away. Other friends have had their children be dry day and night at the same time, or a gap of 4 years, so seems like there is a lot of variation.

TooMinty Sat 27-May-17 21:54:26

I find using the Huggies night time pull ups helps differentiate with full time nappy wearing. They are quite a bit more expensive than normal nappies though - watch out for special offers smile

Cuppaand2biscuits Sat 27-May-17 21:54:47

In my experience it varies massively between children. Both of mine had very dry night nappies within weeks of being dry in the day. Somewhere just before 3 years old so I took off the nappies and never had a problem.
Friends of mine have had to wait much longer until 4 or almost 5 years old.
I don't think it's something you should push. If you take away the nappy before she's ready she might start getting up in the night to wee and having disturbed sleep.

Eveninties Sat 27-May-17 21:55:00

Once mine were dry through the day I stopped using nappies at night. DS has never wet the bed once, DD was dry through night consistently after about two weeks. If I'd put them in nappies they would have used them. I just had plenty fresh sheets and waterproof undersheets

Xmasbaby11 Sat 27-May-17 21:55:40

About a year after I think. Although she was dry 6 out of 7 night really, but I didn't feel the need to rush.

Golondrina Sat 27-May-17 21:55:56

Aaaaaages. Was dry in the day at about 3 and is only just out of night nappies now at 6. It's a hormone, there's no way to train night time dryness, you just have to wait until they are consistently dry in the morning.

SleepForTheWeek Sat 27-May-17 21:56:37

We have the huggies pull ups but not the night time ones (didn't have any in her size) so she'll probably fee wet if she is still peeing a lot in the night, so that will tell me how much she is actually peeing during the night

Golondrina Sat 27-May-17 21:57:36

With DS, he was dry in the day at 3 and dry at night at about 4.

lorisparkle Sat 27-May-17 21:58:50

Ds1 took 7 years between being dry at day and night. Ds2 took 7 nights! As previously said it is hormonal. I did nothing different between the two and it is not until they are at least 7 years old that you need to worry. I knew of 4 children in ds1's class that were not dry at night when they were 7. They all are now.

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