Alex has the nighttime wetting issue too. He has some mornings he wakes up dry buti t's usually when his liquids are restricted to a few hours before bed, we make him pee before he goes to bed and then when he wakes up I quick rush him to the bathroom (because that morning pee seems to be the accident pee)!
We actually just stopped buying pull ups for night time and i'm just dealing with the accidents. Like Lynn and others said even when Alex has accident, he sleeps right thru it and i'll just throw him in the bath in the morning and put on the load of laundry for sheets.
I've been tempted to buy another thing of pull ups but after reading this I think i'll just wait it out instead of giving him that escape again. Plus, my nephew who is 6 still has issues with this. Not every night, he's getting better but still has accidents maybe at least once a week. I def. think it's a bladder control thing and more common in boys.
Good luck n know your not alone!
10/12/06 @ 1:41AM
1/17/11 @ 1:50PM
6lbs 9oz - 19in
3/23/11 7:42 P
What worked for mine at night is to just put them in underwear & suck it up that there will be accidents for awhile ; ) Sucks to clean up, but fortunately I never had to do it in middle of night, mine always slept thru an accident or maybe boys just don't care?! Anyway, after maybe a month of on & off agan accidents they had it down. And I also put potty chairs in both rooms for awhile, which they used for awhile, but now they can both hold all night or will go early in the AM on their own. No liquids after dinner here though, but they have never even asked for them really. We eat late 6:30, so they get milk at dinner then, so fine till 8pm (bedtime). The accidents do suck, but it's worth it & save you $$$ on the pull-ups. Never used a pull up here. Oh yeah, you use cloth--well, saves on washing & detergent!
Nathaniel Robert Herrera
3 years old
September 25, 2006
Daniel Thomas Herrera
2 year old
November 7, 2007
3/8/11 4:28 P
Luckily Noah never had accidents and would get up at night and go. Lyla never would. She had accidents at night for awhile and it was sooo frustrating. She would wake up after she peed crying and I would have to change the sheets. She has been night trained for about a year now. I wish I had some advice. Sounds like it is more common with boys. Hang in there!
M/C 6/9/08- Before I knew you, I loved you
3/6/11 2:12 P
Aside from restricting liquids 2 hrs before bedtime and taking him 30 minutes after he falls asleep I have no advice. I do have close friends whos boy who will turn 8 soon still has issues wetting the bed. Perhapts it is a physical aspect rather than a liquid intake.
Hope you get some rest
3/5/11 12:35 P
I know this can be frustrating and especially with how thirsty the drugs these guys are on for their breathing issues. We had the hardest time with Jax here too. He hardly sleeps as it is. But I tried what my parents did with my brother and it's working for us. Before I go to bed, I carry this sleeping boy to the bathroom, lights very dim and whisper what I'm doing. I stand him up and as soon as his legs hit the porcelain, it's like a button and he goes. We still have accidents but not nearly as often as they would be. I should add he sleeps through the process and is right back in bed. Maybe you could try it and see if it works. I also have to keep the air vey moist which seems to help with his thirst. We use the night time pull ups and the bed covers that go on the outside of th sheets like in the hospital so it's easy to clean up if ther is an accident. It doesn't fix the issue but it helps with moms sanity! Good luck. Just know you guys aren't alone.
Edited by: TINKOS at: 3/5/2011 (12:38)
3/5/11 9:58 A
He doesn't leak during naps. He wears the pull up. I did try letting him wear just underwear during naps but that just resulted in him peeing the bed everytime I let him wear underwear. I feel like Royal is a lot like Mason, Lori. It doesn't seem to matter if he is wet. I have found him in the middle of a huge wet spot in his bed and his pj's soaked.
I have talked to him constantly about coming to get us if he wakes up at night and has to go potty. He won't do it. My MIL is the sweetest person alive but she irritates me with the potty training. She told him one night at a sleep over to come get her if he had to go. Supposedly he did and then he was dry the rest of the night. Whatever. I know for a fact he doesn't drink enough when he is at their house. She has also let him wear underwear at naps and he is dry. His pull up is pretty full if he naps at home. So I know the amount of water he drinks at home is a contributing factor here. But I do think he's in that group of kids that struggle with bed wetting. Ugh, I am so tired (literally and figureatively) of him getting up too early in the mornings.
October 14, 2006
November 19, 2008
3/5/11 9:32 A
Hi Missy, we have 2 really different kids in our house. Liliana has been able to go without a diaper at night for about a year now. We didn't really have to train her at all she just did it. HOWEVER, Mason (who is 6 1/2) still has to wear a diaper at night. We have tried to let him wet the bed at night a couple of nights in a row but he still didn't wake even to a wet bed! I've also tried waking him but he doesn't wake enough to realize that we are at the pot and he won't do anything. Every year when we go to the dr for his checkup we talk about this and the dr reassures us that it is normal for some kids to be bed wetters. If I remember right she told us that 10% of bed wetters will stop by their next bday. Unfortunately we have never been in that 10%.
Mason born 9-22-04
Liliana Michelle born 9-21-06
Tyson Dean born 12-7-09
3/5/11 9:22 A
For us, we just had to go through a few nights of wet beds for Carter to get it, and then he was night trained. But it doesn't sound like it would be that easy for you if Royal is also waking up wet during naps. Carter rarely gets up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and still wakes up dry. I guess you will just have to try it and see if it works... try a few nights of getting him up and maybe try just letting him feel what it's like to wake up to a wet bed. He may get it. I don't know?!
I know this isn't comforting, but I wet my bed until I was in the 5th grade. Some kids just have that issue. I've heard there are factors as to why. I don't think my parents ever looked into the reasons why for me. So I guess that being said, if it doesn't work, then maybe there is a reason he can't physically hold it?
Carter Jackson 10/19/06
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Caleb Asher 9/1/10
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