Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
20/06/2013 at 13:34
M is 4 in september and still in a nightime nappy. She has been dry during the day since February last year and picked up with that very quickly. Should I be doing anythingn to encourage her? she has a big wee before bed and first thing when she gets up but still her nappies are wet in the morning. She has no drinks after 8pm either.
It has started to upset her as she wants to be a "big girl" and not wear nappies but until she is dry through the night its not going to happen. I did try about 6 months ago her not wearing a nappy but she wet the bed virtually every night for a week so stopped.
20/06/2013 at 13:46
Exact same here. No drinks after 6 and still wet in the morning. Think it's just a case of waiting for the hormone to kick in. I think it's common at 4 too, of a group of 10 of us with kids the same age only 2 are dry at night. People just don't talk about it in the same way they do potty training
20/06/2013 at 13:50
G kept saying she wanted big girl pants in bed a month before she was 4. She was still having wet nappies at night but thought i would let her try as she was so keen and was dry in knickers! I am not sure you necessarily have to wait till they have dry nappies. I would let her try again as she is so keen. Good luck! X
20/06/2013 at 14:23
My daughter was dry during the day at just over 2 and a half. She wasn't dry at night until 4 years and 5 months.
She was very keen to stop wearing the nappy at night. So we had another go, just after her 4th birthday (having tried for a couple of nights when she was younger). We tried for about 2 weeks. She wet the bed every night, and some nights towards the end of the trial she was wetting it twice in the same night (once about 10/11pm and then again at about 5 am). We agreed that it wasn't working, and put the nappies back on. Strangely enough she started being dry at night almost immediately. we waited a full month of dry nappies and then she went nappy free again and was dry. A few accidents and a bit of regression when she started school but she suddenly got it.
I did try to encourage her to drink more during the day which helps the bladder to store more at night. I think that they don't necessarily have the hormone - they just need to build their capacity to hold more in their bladder so that they can keep it until morning.
Anyway, you could give her another try for a few nights and it might work, or it might not.
20/06/2013 at 14:39
Thanks for the replies. I think you are right and I am going to give it a go again with knickers. I am really just trying to encourage her but not make her anxious about it as she is a real worrier
20/06/2013 at 15:41
Zoe was dry in the day at 2 yrs 4 mths ... she still soaks a pull up at 4.5 ! She is desperate not to wear them any more but every now and then when we try it we have no success and right now I can't face changing the bedding.
We did move to the Huggies Princess pull ups when she first started complaining about not wanting to wear a nappy, and now she is in the DryNites ones - at great expense - and the regular pull ups were just too small. The thing is that she wants to stop wearing them but when I explain that means no drink in the night etc she won't do it.
My mum explained it to her that there is a ribbon that goes from your bottom to your brain and you have to wait for the ribbon to grow all the way to your head and then you won't wee in the night any more. We wanted to make sure she knew it wasn't really something she could control so as not to put pressure on her.
20/06/2013 at 16:10
Thats a great way of explinaing it to her JB, I might steal that one!!! we are using pull ups, it's just sad as she wants it so much but there is no way she is in control or else she woudl wake up and ask like she does first thing in the morning
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.