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Night time - please help!
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beans1992 · 06/07/2021 21:28

My 3yo has been toilet trained (day time only) for over a year with no problems. She recently had a week of dry pulls ups from over night so I assumed she was ready to ditch them.

However since then she has been wetting the bed most nights. It doesn’t disturb her sleep she just wakes in the morning with wet trousers/bedding. What can I do? Is there anything that can be done to help her?

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dementedpixie · 06/07/2021 21:56

I'd put here back in nappies/pull ups again and wait for a longer run of being dry in the morning

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Clickbait · 06/07/2021 21:57

Agree. It took my DC a couple of tries to be dry at night.

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jelly79 · 06/07/2021 21:59

Our dry nights started when I stopped allowing milk in bed and made sure DS had a wee before bed. Sounds simple but they are a must for us

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yikesanotherbooboo · 06/07/2021 22:09

She isn't ready.

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Sally872 · 06/07/2021 22:12

Learned the hard way you can't train/help them time be dry at night. Just back to pull ups and try again when she is dry for a spell.

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minipie · 06/07/2021 22:14

It’s a chemical think afaik, at a certain age they produce a hormone which concentrates the wee at night and means they can stay dry all night. This age varies from child to child, nothing you can do to speed it.

My DC were in night pull ups for 2+ years after being day trained. I was similar as a child.

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minipie · 06/07/2021 22:14

*thing

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Twizbe · 06/07/2021 22:15

It's completely developmental. There is no training you can do.

Pull ups on until you get a good 2-3 weeks of dry nappies in the morning

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WoolieLiberal · 13/07/2021 14:13

3 is very young and is still well within the realm of “normal” to still need nappies at night, however, just in case:

Posted on an earlier thread about this topic: My story and advice in full:

Could it be black current juice or other cordials with artificial sweeteners that is causing it?

I was a Ribena junkie as a kid and my parents never made the connection between blackcurrent juice/ cordials and my late bed wetting.

They were not cruel about it in any way and bought specialist “child size” night nappies from the Chemist for me to wear to bed so as to avoid soaked sheets (there were no Pull-Ups or DryNites then).

We had occasional periods of “trying without” but I always wet my bed when this happened. I wore nappies to bed far older than your child is now.

Fast forward to being Mum, and both DD’s had the same issue as me and I just assumed that they had inherited my bladder issues.

I didn’t want to stress either of them out and they both wore DryNites without getting embarrassed or upset (the fact that they go up to age 15 and say so on the pack helped, I think!)

Then a friend told me about blackcurrent juice and how it irritates the bladder causing it to empty by reflex and how other cordials and “juice drinks” with artificial sweeteners have the same effect.

We experimented, initially for just a week, with just water and milk.

It was like a miracle cure. Almost overnight the bed wetting stopped and after a few nights of dry DryNites we donated the remaining supplies to the food bank.

We added fresh fruit juices back into the mix as an experiment a few weeks later and that didn’t cause any problems but neither have cordials any more, and neither has wet the bed since.

My eldest was eleven at the time and had never been dry.

We had already done the whole experimenting without the DryNites for a few nights, cutting out fluids after 6pm, even the alarm thing (which we ditched after less than a week because it woke us all up) and GP hadn’t identified any issues. Both are NT, no disabilities or anything like that.

So if he has cordials (blackcurrent juiced and Fruit Shoots are the worst) try going to just water and milk for a week and see if it becomes your miracle cure too.

I wish my parents had known this as they would have saved hundreds of pounds on night nappies if they had stopped me having Ribena and had I tried this earlier I might have also saved hundreds on Pull-Ups and later DryNites!

I’ve posted this on other posts here because I’m a bit of an evangelist- it was like a miracle cure for mine and I hope it is for yours too.

Good luck

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ethelredonagoodday · 13/07/2021 14:16

I don't think you can train for night times. I stuck with pull ups and ensuring a last wee before bed, and just waited til I noticed they were dry in the morning. Both of mine were fully trained during the day for several years before they were finally dry at night.

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