Showing posts with label nighttime potty train. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nighttime potty train. Show all posts

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Child Pees In Bed

My 3 year old daughter has been potty-trained for the daytime, but still pees in bed.  We have her wear a diaper or pull-up when she goes to bed to make sure she doesn't wet the bed.  Normally we just use diapers at night since they are cheaper and she doesn't wake up at night to go to the bathroom.  There is no need for us to pay more for the ease of pulling the pull-ups up or down since it doesn't happen at night time.

Last week, we decided to try having our daughter wear her big girl undies to bed to see if she would stay dry.  When we woke up, her and her bed were wet.  I needed to wash everything!  We tried again the next night and the same thing happened.  My daughter was very excited about wearing her big girl undies to bed, but we had to put the diapers back on at night time.  Washing all the sheets on her bed everyday was getting to be too much.

Two things that I do recommend having when night training are a mattress protector and Tide Pods.  Mattress protectors do not cost much and keep the mattress from getting wet, which will help you save money over time.

Tide Pods are convenient and work and smell great!  Tide detergent pod get rid of the urine smell and clean and brighten very well!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Night-time Potty Training

My 4 year old son is fully potty-trained.  We are now working on my 3 year old daughters potty-training.  She began the 3 year old class at preschool in the fall.  She needed to be potty-trained to be in there.  We started sending her to school in her big girl undies with an extra change of clothes, just in case.  There were a few accidents, but little by little they became fewer and far between.  I think that being in the  3 year old class helped with potty-training because they had regular bathroom breaks and she saw other kids her age going potty on the toilet.

We are now halfway through summer and she is wearing her big girl undies all day long.  We still put a diaper or pull-ups on her at night time.  I prefer the diaper because it costs less than a pull-up and she does not get out of her bed to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, so there is no need for her to learn how to pull them up and down like big undies.  She gets enough practice during the day. Most mornings she wakes up with a  dry diaper.

She may be ready to wear underwear overnight, but I don't know if I am ready for that.  We do have a waterproof mattress protector on her mattress, so that helps.  I think I will wait a few more months for her to wear undies at nighttime.  Plus, I need to use up all the diapers that we still have.  Most likely, we will switch her to big girl undies once we are done with our Costco-sized box of diapers.