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When would you conclude your DC was night trained?

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PushkinTheCat Mon 30-Sep-19 13:21:10

Just that, really! DS seems to have spontaneously night-trained aged 4 (just). He has been reliably dry during the day for months. His nappy is almost always dry when we take it off in the morning and when it’s wet (maybe once a week/ten days), I think it’s because he’s actually weeing on waking rather than in his sleep.

Did you wait until you had, say, a week or two weeks of dry nappies before removing them at night? Or did you take a different approach? He hasn’t been the easiest child to train (ahem) so I think part of me doesn’t quite believe it!

PushkinTheCat Mon 30-Sep-19 13:21:48

Oh, and this has been the case for maybe a fortnight now - perhaps one or two wet nappies in that time.

CoastalWave Mon 30-Sep-19 13:23:48

I'm still lifting my 5 yr old at 11pm every night to ensure his bladder is empty! (and he has a huge wee then so I'm not sure whether he'd hold it or not through the night)

At some point I will have to give this up. He's been out of nappies since he was 2 but I wanted him out of the pull-ups and this was the advice.

MayFayner Mon 30-Sep-19 13:23:57

Two weeks of a dry nappy in the morning was my benchmark.

Mine were all dry at night very soon after being trained in the day, but it wasn’t down to anything I did or didn’t do. It’s just a physical thing and it differs from child to child.

ineedaholidaynow Mon 30-Sep-19 14:06:32

You can't really train a child to be dry at night, it is determined by hormone production.

DS took some time to be dry at night, just used to wee in his sleep. Think we waited until 2 weeks dry, but sometimes had to go back to pull-ups as seemed to go through phases of being wet. Think he was about 5 before completely dry

PushkinTheCat Mon 30-Sep-19 14:39:10

Yeah, I knew about the hormone production factor which is why I’ve done nothing to encourage “night training” beyond using the toilet last thing before bed. I am just amazed that it has happened so soon after turning four and starting school! Think I’ll give it another week and buy a waterproof sheet so we can double up in case of accidents in the night...

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