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yawningmonster · 13/12/2011 09:41

DD woke last wednesday night very upset as she didn't want to wee in her nappy so we thought it was time to ditch them. The first night she started to wet and woke up upset and finished on toilet (was only tiny bit in jamma pants had not gone through to sheet. She has had 2 other nights like this and the other 3 completely dry. Do you think it is too early or is this fairly good progress, I haven't actually had to change sheets etc as she is waking on the slightest dribble but she does need change of jammas.

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midnightexpress · 13/12/2011 09:41

How old is she?

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yawningmonster · 13/12/2011 09:50

she is 2.6 but very anti night nappies so will be a bit of a challenge to get her back in them if we ditch it.

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midnightexpress · 13/12/2011 09:59

It does sound as if she's ready to give it a try, although she is quite young still. Havin gsaid that, I have friends whose daughter decided to ditch hers at 18 months and never looked back. I have boys only, and they were much older but I think that it's quite common for boys to take longer with this than girls.

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midnightexpress · 13/12/2011 10:00

Also, meant to say, perhaps you could ditch them and then wake her before you go to bed to see if she needs a pee? If she's that dry at night a pee at your bedtime might be enough to get her through the night?

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yawningmonster · 13/12/2011 10:07

thanks I have tried doing the lifting thing but just ended up with a very distressed hard to settle daughter. I think I will give it a month and reassess as she does seem to be almost there. My oldest is a boy and like yours was much older when he did all this so this is fairly new territory for me.

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BaroqueAroundTheClock · 13/12/2011 10:13

lifting doesn't really help anyhow as their body isn't getting used to feeling the need to wee/hold. It may 'appear' to work for some -but in reality what it means is that whn you stop the lifting the hormone that is involved in the nighttime dryness thing has kicked into action at some point.

Worth trying a little longer if she's really keen, but I wouldn't stress over it. They're all so different, I have one that still rgularly wets at 11yrs old, and another that was dry at 3.5yrs (and a 3rd that's still in nappies at night at 4 1/2)

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yawningmonster · 13/12/2011 10:26

thanks baroque was hoping that although she has been damp some mornings she has also been dry some mornings and maybe the fact that on the mornings she is wet it is just as she is starting may indicate we might be almost there.

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BaroqueAroundTheClock · 13/12/2011 10:38

Personally I'd stick with it if she's just a little damp as it sounds like the hormone is working especially given she's been waking while wee-ing, just her body is still learning what it feels like (so contrary to what I said there is some 'training' for the body to do iykwim?). Just make she drinks plenty during the day, nothing just before bed. Do "wee-teeth-wee' before bed.

If she's waking during wee-ing then her body is probably already sending he message to her brain 'need to wee' - it's just her brain hasn't quite adjusted to what the essage means. Give it a little more time and I reckon she'll start to get that message quicker and wake up as soon as the message is sent (it's kind of like knowing when you're awake that you need a wee - except obviously as you're asleep it's a bit different lol)

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yawningmonster · 13/12/2011 10:45

thanks that's what I was hoping, must say looking forward to officially being a nappy free home

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