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05/02/2013 at 08:20
Sorry of this is classed as more BT than OT.
C is potty trained in the day and for the best part of two weeks has had dry pull ups. Until this morning where it seems to have not held any wee in at all an his bed is soaked.
So two questions really, first did any of your Lo's go in the night after a couple of weeks dry? I was under the impression you could go nappy less after a week or so of dry nappies! And two, do pull ups always leak or have I been unlucky?
05/02/2013 at 08:31
E was dry on a night a few weeks of being dry in the day so we never used pull ups on her. J on the other hand had dry pull ups for a few days of being dry during the day but soon went back to being wet. He has been dry during the day for a year and a half but is still in pull ups during the night.
I just use the Asda own brand pull ups and have been fine most of the time.
05/02/2013 at 09:14
I think you've been unlucky with the pull ups. My daughter will occasionally wet her bed at night so it may just be a blip that lasts a night or two. It did take a long time for her to be dry at night though.
05/02/2013 at 09:16
Pull ups leak by design. They don't soak up as much as nappies because they're training the child to feel the dampness if they have an accident, so they go to the loo before it gets to that stage. At least that's what I thought they were for!
When I trained the kids I used to get them up when I went to bed and take them to the loo, then they'd be dry most mornings. Mine were all in pull ups at night for ages though. They were probably dry at night long before I was willing to risk the mattress TBH! I've got all this to come again too, I've not entertained the idea of potty training C yet - he's just not ready.
05/02/2013 at 09:42
We never used pull ups at night, just normal nappies. I don't see the point of pull ups at night, as you can't train night time toileting, so we just used normal Pampers nappies that wouldn't leak. I also thought that disturbing them to take them to the toilet in the night does nothing to help them with their night time control, and has the opposite effect to the one you are after of getting them dry!
It might have been a one night blip, S had them occasionally, for a few months after being dry at night.
05/02/2013 at 18:40
Well Zoe wears teh huggies princess pull ups (as she refused to wear a nappy as she isn't a baby and after 2 weeks of having to change the bedding at least once every night I gave up) and we haven't ever had any leaks. They are very wet in the morning.
She was dry for a week or soe when we first potty trained and I wish we had bitten the bullet and just gone for it then, but i didn't and she is still in pull ups having just turned 4 (she potty trained at 2yrs 4 mths)
05/02/2013 at 19:06
C was dry at night within a couple of weeks of being dry in the day. He'd wear the huggies pull ups during those couple of weeks, and we never had any accidents with them. I used pull ups instead of nappies, as they didn't hold as much, and I wanted him to wake if he got too wet. I never woke him in the night to take him either, as I don't think it helps. They need to wake up themselves.
Once he was dry, he was dry. He was around 3. My step son on the otherhand, is 5, and still not dry at night.
05/02/2013 at 19:16
Thanks ladies xx it's no bother to me that he may/may not be dry at night his only 2.5. An glad I seem to be doing all the right things to help encourage him xxx
05/02/2013 at 19:29
I use pull up on Luke at night (he'll never be dry whilst he still has fluids overnight through his tube) but I use the nappy absorbancy ones (huggies step ins if on offer or sainsburys), not the training pants pull ups.
05/02/2013 at 19:34
Jelly Baby my daughter was similar. Still using nappies at night at 4 having been day time trained at 2. We had another unsuccessful attempt (because she was keen not because I thought it would work) just after her 4th birthday. The Hitcher whose name I've forgotten but who worked in a clinic with children who are older and have these problems said to encourage the child to drink more water during the day as then the bladder holds more for longer and is trained. The waking up to go at night is a hormone and some get it sooner than others.
Anyway at about 4 years and 4 months she was suddenly dry at night. We had a bit of a blip a month or so later when she started school but apart from that shes been OK ever since. So Z will get there it just seems like forever at the time.
Pull ups aren't designed to leak and we used them because she could dress herself.
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