I NEED YOUR HELP, OPINIONS AND ADVICE!!!
You would think that by the title of this post, I might be talking about my almost 20 month old son. Well no, we haven’t started the whole potty training thing with him yet. This question is in regard to my almost 5 1/2 year old daughter!!
She was SO EASY to potty train! I started just before her second birthday because she was showing interest in the potty, and wanting to go to the bathroom on it. Within a couple weeks we were mainly accident free! It was amazing! All day and through naps she could go without a diaper, but at night time we still used one. We gradually switched to night time pull on diapers. Annnnddd…..this is still where we are now!!!
When I was expecting my son I told myself I wanted her out of them before he arrived. Then once he came I thought while I was up with him at night I would wake her and take her to the toilet. So I did. A few nights at least. I would go in, wake her up, carry her to the toilet. She’d sit on it, still basically asleep, pee, then I would redress her and put her back in bed. She had NO recollection of it at all in the mornings and would still wake up having wet her diaper.
So last fall when she was at the doctors for her 4 year check up I mentioned this to her. She told me that she didn’t worry about night time bed wetting until around the age of 6-6 1/2 years old. So not to worry about it, and if anything to limit the amount of fluids before bed. So I left it. Shortly after, she had almost a week of waking up dry!! HOORAY!!! So we tried no diaper….and of course she soaked the bed We then bought a full plastic mattress cover, and still the accidents prevailed.
So now, here I am. Frustrated and soooo ready to be done with the night time diapers for my daughter as we will soon be approaching potty training with my son! I have heard that a child’s brain just may not be fully developed in this area, and until it is, they will continue night time bed wetting. My daughter is an awesome sleeper! She sleeps through a lot and gets into a really deep sleep. I honestly think she just doesn’t even know she’s doing it. Or is she lazy? Or am I lazy in the fact that I don’t want to do laundry every day washing sheets until she stops!? HELP!
Here is where you can help!! How did you get your child to go through the night without wetting the bed? Any tips or tricks you recommend? PLEASE!!! Share your stories and anything you can think of that might help!! Thanks!