How do you deal with a child who still wets himself at night?

So i was wondering. How old should your child be before you start night training..My son is 4 he just turned 4 in August and has known how to use the potty for almost a year. I put a pullup on him at night but I was wondering how old should he be before i start night training him.. Some children dont have a problem and they wake up dry but my son seems to wet his pullup every night which is a sign to me that he is not ready...i give them an early dinner around 530 and that is when he gets his drink and he usually doesnt go to bed until 9 and i make him go before bed...he usually wakes up at 7 but hes still wet....Personally im thinking that maybe he is just not ready but hes my oldest so ive never done this daughter is still in pampers and not even close to potty time yet!


Asked by honey_b4you at 11:48 AM on Oct. 11, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I have never heard of night training all my kids just did it naturally. they just started waking up dry. boys take longer at this so I would just wait. it will happen on its own

    Answer by Lyndall at 12:24 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • He will just start not going at night, there is nothing that I know of that you can do to night train.

    Answer by MarshaB702 at 5:56 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • Theres really nothing you can do. I limit what she has to drink after a certain time and make sure she goes before bed. Sometimes I take her to the bathroom if I get up to go during the night. She hasnt wet the bed in a long time.

    Answer by nicholeml at 7:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • i have a 3 year old boy as soon as he got potty train i started telling him that it was very important for him to wake up and run to the bathroom the thing is that as soon as they wake up they only have a few second to run to the bathroom ..i had to actually wake up before him for a little while as soon as i saw him wake up i stated to play with him to see who made it to to the potty 1st so within a few days he started doing it on his own i hope this helps

    Answer by yuridia at 7:48 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • There are a few things you can try:
    Put him in undies at night (be sure to use a mattress cover) and let him wet. See if he starts waking up on his own to go to the bathroom in the night once he learns what it feels like to wet in his sleep.
    Wake him up for a potty run every night at the same time. This could be minutes before you go to sleep or you could wake up and take him at 1am. You need to be consistent with this since you are trying to teach his brain to do this on it's own in the middle of the night.
    Wait another year or two and try a betwetting alarm.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:10 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • my 3 older kids would go to bed in pull ups. My boys where the easy ones to potty train at night sleeping. My daughter she is 2 is still waking up wet some mornings. All kids are different. And its not that boys are easier to train then girls. Each child (boy or girl) is different.

    Answer by My_4_cuties_08 at 7:22 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • my child didn't stop weting his bed til he was 11 some times it would make me mad, but getting mad does not help. that just hurts there feelings and yours to. there is nothing you can do! these days theres pull up use them :-- ) and just let it be, let them know you love then know matter what.

    Answer by hgj53 at 9:28 AM on Feb. 8, 2009

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  • I am in the same boat! We tried letting him wet himself at night, he is just over 4 now and still wetting, yet my almost 3 yr old daughter was potty trained and stayed dry at night since she was 2 yrs/ 5 mos....

    Anyway we let him wet every night for 8 mos and nothing so he is back in a pull up at night.....

    I think personally that sometimes kids respond to training and some just do it when they are ready....

    In Logan's case.... we will wait til he is ready.....

    Answer by LoganAndKennedy at 11:15 AM on May. 12, 2009

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  • My nephew has this problem. He is 5 1/2. He wears pull ups to bed and in the morning they are always wet. He has had no problem in the day for the last 3 years. The Dr. said some kids are just not ready until they are much older, and that it runs in families.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on May. 13, 2009

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  • I have a friend and she has 2 boys and the oldest boy wet the bed until he was around 6 years old the dr told my friend that it was normal for some boys to wet the bed till they were 6ish and if they wet the bed after that then the dr would take other measures. Her youngest boy is 5 and he still wets the bed at night so she is just waiting till he turns 6 as well.

    Answer by Tdaycare6678 at 2:49 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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