I listened to what everyone told me...don't even bother night-time potty training until she wakes up dry because that means her bladder isn't ready and she isn't mentally old enough to wake herself up to go potty. Well, I listened and listened and listened and now DD is 5 (and 2 months) and still wears Pull-Ups at night because she has NEVER woken up dry.
So tonight I said heck with it. She's wearing panties to bed. I bought those pad things to protect the mattress and I told her that she needs to use the potty instead of going in her pants. I went crazy telling her what a big girl she's going to be, blah, blah, blah. And I plan to wake her up every couple of hours and drag her to the bathroom.
Now, after she's in bed and asleep, I'm second guessing myself. Is it true that if they don't wake up dry, they aren't ready for night-time potty training? Or is that darn Pull-Up just giving her reasons to not wake up and go herself? I've brought it up to her Ped at her 5 year check-up and he just said basically to do what I started tonight. Ugh......
Answer by hibbingmom at 9:54 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
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Answer by aprilavenmarg at 9:59 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
i just cut out drinks 2 hours before my dd went to bed. she hasn't had an accident since she was 3. i think the pull ups may hold her back because she knows she can be lazy thats what happened when i potty trained her once the pull ups were gone she didnt have any accidents. i had accidents until i was 7 but only if i had late night drinks lol i think its good that you encouraged her and made her feel like its a big girl step just dont be upset if she does have an accident she might be very upset if she doesnt make it.
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