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allotmentgardener · 27/12/2019 23:04

DS is 2+9months. Been daytime dry since 26 months. He hates wearing a night nappy and kicks off every night about it, but its wet through in the morning and he doesn't wake to wee. How can I night train him is there a secret to it or am I destined to be washing pissy sheets for weeks?

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Musicalstatues · 27/12/2019 23:05

It is hormone driven, there’s no secret to it. You can’t train night time dryness, it happens when it happens.


Brenna24 · 27/12/2019 23:06

It is hormonal not training. All you can do is wait until the hormones kick in and he is dry. Then the nappies can go.


wineandcheeseplease · 27/12/2019 23:06

As the previous posted said, it is hormone driven so don't remove nappies until they are dry reliably


Selfsettling3 · 27/12/2019 23:07

Night dryness is hormone based. Have you tried pull ups aka big boy night time pants?


FloppyBiffAndChip · 27/12/2019 23:08

Goodness! I thought you were going to say DC was 7 or 8, not 2!!!

I really wouldn't worry about it for a few years. Buy him some grown up night pants with cars or planes or something on, relax, and address the issue in a few years (if he hasn't grown out of wetting at night by around age 6/7/8)


BellatrixLestat · 27/12/2019 23:09

My daughter is 4.5 and still in night nappies. Dry in the day since 2. You can't train it, it's a hormone thing that can kick in any time before age 7. Other DD was dry at night at 2.5 so it can vary greatly from child to child


Sh0na · 27/12/2019 23:09

Put a pair of pants under the nappy when he's a bit older. He's still very young.


FloppyBiffAndChip · 27/12/2019 23:10

They are all different! My eldest was dry in the day by 2.5 years, but not dry at night til age 6.5. my youngest was dry in the day and at night at age 3.

They r all different. You can't rush it. Boys are notorious for not being dry at night til 5 or 6 or later ....


didireallysaythat · 27/12/2019 23:10

DS2 is 9 and still in pull-ups at night so don't panic if it doesn't happen overnight


IAmUniquelyMe · 27/12/2019 23:10

I stoped putting son in nappies at night when he got chickenpox. Not saying give your son chikenpox though.

Your son is probably still weeing in his nappies because a wet nappy is not uncomfartable due to the super absorbency of modern nappies. I'm sure that only one or two nights of being in wet pyjamas will do the trick and he will then become dry at night. But just in case, waterproof matress protectors all the way!


CooCooCoo · 27/12/2019 23:13

10 and pull ups here.
Incontinence clinic has been involved but again I know it’s hormone driven so I’m at a loss as to what they think they can do.


IAmUniquelyMe · 27/12/2019 23:14

My son was dry at night during the day at 2.5 years and got chickenpox when he was 3. This was over 20 years ago. Never heard of the hormone thing.


Legoandloldolls · 27/12/2019 23:16

My son is 7 and we are only just tackling this. He is trying a button alarm.and tablets soon, but at your sons age I wouldn't worry. Wait until he is dry 5 out if seven nights then just go for it. Once they can show they can hold it regularly most nights you will have far less wet sherts and less stress. My don has ASD so we need the extra help.


GrungeBetty · 27/12/2019 23:16

My four year old declared that he was no longer wearing nappies at night. So we bought some waterproof sheets and decided to give it a week. He peed the bed every night and didn’t wake up. And wheb he was wet in the morning, didn’t seem particularly bothered. Hmm Needless to say he’s back in night nappies!


Constance17 · 27/12/2019 23:19

I used 'night time pants' instead of calling them nappies. I remember they had McQueen on them am sure you can get different ones now....

Or get some bigger pants and put them over the nappy.

I echo previous poster, you can not train ds until their body is ready


KnickyKnacky2020 · 27/12/2019 23:28

Afraid that yes, it's a hormone thing. Unfortunately DS took until age 6 to be reliably dry and this isn't unusual. I believe girls are usually dry earlier than boys. True so far in my experience.

Can you let him go to sleep as normal and then put a nappy on him?

Don't do the wet beds/ PJs at night and he'll learn. It's just uncomfortable and makes no sense for something he can't control.


allotmentgardener · 28/12/2019 08:08

Ah I dont need to worry then. My sister is adamant all hers were dry by 2.5 and is stressing me out. I'll ignore her then.

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Selfsettling3 · 28/12/2019 13:22

On the whole good sleepers are dry later than poor sleepers. My DD was dry through the night by 2.5 but she wasn’t sleeping through.


Camomila · 28/12/2019 13:37

Same, DS is dry at night 90% of the time (3.5) but is a light sleeper and sometimes wakes to ask to go wee.

Why doesn't he like the night nappys OP - DS complained about pull ups being itchy so I've put him back in normal nappy pants for bed. Going to get rid of them all together when the weather warms up again.


allotmentgardener · 28/12/2019 18:07

Just complains that the nappy is podgy even though its fresh out the packet. I think he just doesn't want them on anymore.

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Selfsettling3 · 29/12/2019 19:28

Just remembered we moved to brand of pull ups with characters on and DD was much happier with these.


DelurkingAJ · 29/12/2019 19:32

We had a picnic just before DS1 started reception and this came up. About 25 parents there and about half the DC were out of nighttime nappies. DS1 was at about 5.5. Anecdotally therefore I wouldn’t stress.


Softskin88 · 29/12/2019 19:45

Even 30+ years ago it was normal for 3 year olds to be in nappies at night, so you really don’t need to worry about training.

You might want to try Pull-Up type nappies (which are available in supermarkets from size 4) and call them night time pants.


Jokie · 29/12/2019 20:04

Following. My 3yr old is dry during the day but night time is another matter. We've tried waking her up to pee/not drinking as much before bed but it doesn't make a difference.

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