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My dd is 5 and she still wears "nighttime underwear" at night. Any suggestions on getting her to use the bathroom in the middle of the night rather than having to wear pull ups at night?

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MChildressDem

Asked by MChildressDem at 11:36 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • I've heard getting up every 2 hours waking her up and making her try to go . Also no drinks an hour before bed... Good luck, somethings just take time and lots of patience!
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:46 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Just wake her up and make her go to the bathroom. It helps to have a cut-off time for liquids. Maybe an hour or two before her bedtime. And make sure she goes to the bathroom before she goes to bed.
    febmom007

    Answer by febmom007 at 11:46 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Let her wear the pullups at night. There are a lot of 5 yr olds that do. Also, if she has accidents overnight, it could be because of a medical condition..underdeveloped bladder or an overactive bladder. Take her to the doctor and rule that out. Other than waking her up throughout the night and limiting drinks after 6pm, there isn't much you can do.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:48 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Hi, first of all it is ok some bladders mature slower or faster then others. Nothing to drink after 6:30 or so. than (this is the hard part) if you know about when she goes set your alarm and get-up and get her up and take her to the bathroom. At least three times a night. And put a mattress liner or pad under the sheet so your child can feel like a big kid with regular underware on. You will both be a little tired but it should only take a few nights. Also check to see if the is an issue with the bladder. Good luck. And praise the heck out of a job well done (yes even near misses)
    osidemom11

    Answer by osidemom11 at 11:48 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • I like all these suggestions. good luck.

    HomeAlone45

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 9:54 PM on Jan. 31, 2011

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