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How to stop bedtime juice!!!(4 Posts)
My daughter is very nearly 3 and has been toilet trained since she was just turned 2. The only problem we have is at bedtime, she has slept a couple of nights and not wee'd the bed but she is this routine of drinking a cup (very small) of juice (very weak) before bed. I have explained to her that she will have to wear a nappy for bed until she can give it up, but she prefers to drink the juice and wear a nappy! I don't even remember how we got into this habit! I've tried just not mentioning it or saying we've got none but she has a meltdown and then just won't go to sleep. Anybody got any advice how we can ween her off it?? Also, she waits til the VERY last minute to admit she needs a wee, she doesn't wet herself but she gives me about 2 min warning and if I'm out somewhere it's a race to find a loo..!! Any advice would be great
If you are saying that you would rather she didn't drink juice; try her with water.
If you are worried about her bed wetting i think you should wait a bit. Night time wetting is not related to daytime toilet training unless she is excessively drinking in the evenings and it doesn't sound as if she is.
Personally I would give her a drink if she is thirsty and wait until she is dry at night.
Juice before bed, even weak, will be bad for her teeth. If nothing else, brush her teeth and give her water.
Gradually dilute the juice a little more each night, until it is all water. She may lose interest when juice is removed from the equation.
Gradually move the drink earlier and earlier. For example, one night tell her that she’s going to have it before story. When she’s used to this, tell her that she’s going to have it before bath. When she’s used to this, tell her that she’s going to have it before leaving the dinner table.
If this doesn’t work, or she ends up demanding another drink straight before bed again, give her a choice: tell her that she can have her drink or she can leave it on a tray outside her bedroom for the fairies who will swap it for a small reward (a thank-you letter, sticker, crayon, story book etc...) while she’s sleeping.
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