any tips? I tried a few months agofor 3 nights but he was soaking wt in the morning. he’s a deep sleeper. should I try again or just wait?


Posted by mom111362, 10th May 2016


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  • We brought our son to the toilet in the night till he was 10 or so. He would still have every now and then an accident anyway, but I didn’t make a lot of fuss about it. Just clean the bed, put it in the washing machine and sleep.
    I now have a 10 year old girl in foster care, who was using pull ups when she came to us. I got her out her pull ups and started waking her up in the night for a toilet visit. In the meantime we started working on her bladder control during the day. Increased her fluids, encouraged to go to toilet on time, started osmolax to soften her stools, and encouraged her to lay down and feel her full bladder before she goes to the toilet to increase her brain-bladder senses. Healthy toilet habits are very important before you even think about alarm training.


  • We used to do the dream wee too, which worked for us. Also, if they stirred in the early morning I would get them to do another dream wee. Sometimes I think you just have to wait for their body to catch up with them.


  • ok so going to try again tonight! I’m scared lol. not sure when to wake him.


  • Both my kids were different, one started toilet training at 18 months in the middle of winter without any prompting from me at all. My younger child was still in nappies at age 3.5 yrs no matter how much we tried. You have to wait till they are ready & dry by night takes longer even though they might be using the toilet during the day.
    My older son did all the work himself including dry at night by 2 yrs old, my younger son was just not interested so it took longer. Each child is different & unless there are medical issues you are best to allow it to happen naturally unless you like getting up during the night to wake him to use the toilet. Keep him in night nappies while you are waiting for it to work so he does not feel like he has failed because he wet the bed.


  • All kids vary for this. Personally I would wait. My son still wet the bed at 8. We took him to the bedwetting clinic and finally did the betwetting alarm which worked wonderfully after about 4-6 weeks. My son was a deep sleeper too and just didn’t wake. A tip though, make sure he is drinking lots during the day. They need to drink more during the day so their bladders get used to holding on.


  • Wiith my son i picked him up about 10.30 to 11 pm at night from bed while still asleep and carried him to pee. He was half asleep and i kept the lights off as not to fully wake him. I did this for about 6 months.. Annoying but he now sleeps through the night no issues as long as on the way to bed we go to the toilet, when he half asleep from snuggles. on the couch..


  • cool, will wait, I’m lazy and still getting up with my younger child. my boys a deep sleeper too…


  • With my boy we kept him from drinking 2 hours prior his bedtime. We would send him to the toilet before bed and then pick him up around 11 pm and sit him on the toilet again. When your child is wet before 11 make it earlier. When your child is then still wet in the morning I would add another toilet visit in the night. My son is now 10 years old and still has the odd accident. I don’t make a lot of fuss about it.


  • Id try cutting drinks for the 1/2 hour before bed, making him use the toilet before bed (even if he feels he doesn’t need to go) and set an alarm or wake him to go through the night.


  • My daughter was still in night nappies at age 4. I was watching for ‘signs’ of dry nappies before I tried stopping them there weren’t any. I was getting tired of buying nappies. She was in kindergarten by this stage and I was having to give her a bath each morning to remove the wee smell. I just decided, that’s it! I used the last nappy in the packet and said no more! It worked. She still had a few accidents, but was mostly dry. I think she was using the nappy as her safety blanket, why get out of bed if I don’t have to, kind of thing


  • I found with my son it was a case of him telling me when he was ready to go without a nappy at night. Once he was ready we didn’t have a problem.


  • You could try waking him and taking him to the toilet during the night. You may need to let him sit on the toilet, not stand. We did that for about a month and haven’t had a wet bed since.


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