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08/04/2013 at 10:27
C has been potty trained since January, day and night. So for three months he has been having a wee at bedtime, and more often than not, sleeping through to 7am. Over the last couple of weeks he has gone through a phase of demanding three or four wees before going to sleep. I'm sure his playing me up and it's working. This week he has also been getting me up every few hours through the night for a wee. Sometimes he actually goes, sometimes he doesn't. But it's killing me sleep wise as at 30 weeks pregnant im also up every other hour ( the opposite hour to him!) for my own wee!!
Normally with sleep issues you just eliminate the problem, so if it's the dummy you take it away, or the milk... You take it away. But how can I take away the bloody toilet. And then what if I deny him go in the night then he wets himself?? Its such a catch 22, and he is so clever he really knows the toilet is his trump card.
What advice do you lovelies have for me? I've tried putting a potty in his room but he will not use it, he says they are for babies rather would wet himself before sitting on one these days.
08/04/2013 at 18:47
My lo is the same. Convinced she knows its a game to drag out bedtime. No quick fix here I'm afraid, I just play it down. Ignore requests at first and then take her without any talking/lights on if she continues to ask. No night wakings (for a while) and usually down to 2 bedtime trips now.
08/04/2013 at 19:36
God I feel better knowing its not just C. Tonight I let him do his bedtime wee then ignored his requests for 20 mins for another. He was still screaming about needing a wee so I took him and he didnt even do a dribble. Wish I'd been stronger now and not allowed the 2nd wee, but it's always in the back of my mind how awful id feel if I made him wet himself. Have no idea what to do during the night, he can open the gate on his door too so sometimes he has already got up and done his business before I hear him!!!!
08/04/2013 at 20:57
J went through this stage, i told her eventually that i was going to put the potty in her bedroom at night and she would have to use that...she soon got out of the habbit of using the toilet as an excuse for getting up in the middle of the night. ( i knew she did not really need the toliet, she just wanted to come out of her bedroom)
08/04/2013 at 21:18
Can you tell him, if he needs this many wees he will have to back into nappies?
08/04/2013 at 22:49
Potty in the bedroom worked here too!
09/04/2013 at 04:20
My sister did exactly what HF said. Her middle boy started to do it on purpose when she was heavily pregnant with her 3rd- I'm sure it was all attention related. She warned him that if he carried on the following night, he would have to wear a baby nappy. She followed that threat though as he carried on waking up. He was mortified by it and it stopped immediately.
Ella has been doing it recently despite me putting a pull up on her at night! She is very confused by why she is allowed to wee at night but has to use the toilet in the daytime. The lack of sleep is also killing me! Especially considering M is now sleeping through!
09/04/2013 at 08:21
If I'm honest last night we tried ignoring him. Bedtime was awful, loads of screaming and he was getting to the loo quicker than I could run up the stairs to catch him so in the end it became a game :-(
During the night, we didnt get up with him for the loo, but did hear him go and he seemed to go to the loo and return himself to bed. He went 3 times which is an improvement on the night before.
Tonight at bedtime I'm going to take the potty in and explain that he has had his bedtime wee in the big toilet. If he needs to go again he must use the potty then I'm going to sit in the hall to police it. He is simply stalling bedtime at this stage. Then during the night we will just let him take himself again.
I'm so not prepared for the lack of a sleep a new baby will bring!!! What a wimp!
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