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Old 01-05-2011, 05:59 AM
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Age of kids (boys) potty trained at night?

Nicholas was fully potty trained during the day at about 2 yrs 9 mos. He is 3 now. I have kept him in pullups at night since then, mostly because he sleeps like a rock for a full 12 hours and it allows me great sleep too. He wakes up dry prob 5 nights out of 7. But I do allow him to drink up til bedtime and he sometimes falls asleep in our room "winding down" with tv a couple times a week and doesn't pee right before bed. 3 nights ago he fell asleep and we just left the pullup off and he was so proud of himself for staying dry. Next night dry with no pullup again. 3rd night peed the bed. I want to keep trying bc he was very proud and called himself a big boy but also don't want to push it. What is a commom age for being potty trained at night... esp boys?

My friends girl stopped wearing pullups at night right a 3. I know I need to limit the drinks at night and I have since trying no pullup.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:37 AM
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Hard to say...my son will be 6 in March, and while he stays dry at night MOST of the time, there's still an occasional accident. If I remember correctly, it depends upon the production of a hormone, and when that starts. I haven't put my son in anything at night for quite some time, mostly b/c even if he DID have a diaper/pull-up on, if he peed, he would pee clean through. I figured if I was going to have to change sheets anyway, may as well save the money on the diapers. If he seems to be doing well with it, I'd say just keep limiting the drinks near bed time and put a mattress protector on.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:22 AM
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yes, i agree with april. it's really hard to say because it's dependent on the child and factors like genetics (yes, genetics my son never wet the bed and neither did i or my husband), ADH hormone, maturity of the bladder, etc.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:45 AM
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I can't even get my 3 year old (3yrs2mo) to keep his PullUp dry all of the time...this is so depressing He will have a day where he is completely dry all day, will stop playing to go to the bathroom without reminders, etc, and then there are days where I will remind him all day long and he will pee in his PullUp while he is telling me he doesn't have to go

Some people have told me not to push the issue; when he's ready he'll do it...others have told me to just put him in underwear and make him change his own clothes whenever he has an accident. So I split the difference and put him in PullUps all day, every day and just periodically ask him is he needs to go.

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Old 01-05-2011, 07:55 AM
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^*hug* it's so frustrating, isn't it?
my experience with my son is that i couldn't push him. i tried the underwear route, and he just kept wetting himself. i'm serious; everytime he had to pee, he would pee... didn't matter what he was doing or where we were. needless to say, it was very messy and time consuming to have to continually clean up after an accident. of course, there are going to be accidents occasionally; it's expected. when my son was ready, he was out of diapers completely (i never bought pull-ups) in a span of about 3 days.
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I can't even get my 3 year old (3yrs2mo) to keep his PullUp dry all of the time...this is so depressing He will have a day where he is completely dry all day, will stop playing to go to the bathroom without reminders, etc, and then there are days where I will remind him all day long and he will pee in his PullUp while he is telling me he doesn't have to go

Some people have told me not to push the issue; when he's ready he'll do it...others have told me to just put him in underwear and make him change his own clothes whenever he has an accident. So I split the difference and put him in PullUps all day, every day and just periodically ask him is he needs to go.

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My son didn't get out of pullups until after he was 3, also. My daughter just turned 3, and the hardest thing was to get her to poop on the toilet - she decidedly refused even though she was completely out of diapers/pullups/training pants. I made her wash her clothes; I yelled; I bribed; I punished; I praised - nothing worked. The doctor told me to shut up completely, and to act like everything is normal. Believe it or not, within 2 weeks, she totally potty trained herself, and it's been bliss ever since.

As far as wetting the bed at night... With both my kids, I just put them in underwear first for a couple of hours a day, then longer, then all day long, and all night long. If I noticed they drank a lot before bed, I would pick them up around midnight from their bed and put them on a potty; they would pee and fall right back asleep.

This of course doesn't necessarily work, if they aren't ready. But like so many people told me when I was going through this (only a couple of months ago, but seems like much longer!) - it'll happen when THEY are ready for it to happen, and stressing myself out would not do either of us any good.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:20 AM
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If I remember correctly, DD was day trained when she was 3 1/2 and she didn't fully night train until she was almost 5. She would wake up dry about half the time. We limited drinks before bedtime and she would still wake up wet. Sometimes during the night I would literally get her out of bed and have her go to the bathroom and she'd still wake up wet! Since DD has been night trained she hasn't EVER had an accident though (she turned 6 in Oct.)

Sorry it's so frustrating! Good Luck
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:28 AM
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Poop, oh poop My son still hides to poop...and then its a fight to let me change his poopy PullUp "Momma, be careful with my poopie" is what I am told when I change his P.U. I have a feeling that I have a loooong road ahead of me
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:29 AM
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My girls were both good just after they turned 3. Surprisingly no night accidents save once or twice. My friend's son is a late bloomer and wasn't fully trained until 4 so I wouldn't worry about it too much. It will happen sooner or later. Just don't force it. When he is ready, he will jump right into it. I found that letting it happen naturally by putting them in underwear when you are at home makes the difference. The pull ups still keep the kid semi-comfortable even if they have an accident. Underwear does not. Sure there was some cleanup, but that is a part of parenthood right?

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If he hides to make the poop, that's step 1 - he knows when he needs to poop. That's already good. Your road may be not as long as you think!

There's no way around the poop, sadly. I planted both my kids on the potty for hours every day, and there would be nothing except screaming, tears, and just general stress. Then, one magical day - "Mommy I have to poop!" - and that was that.

You will see.

Like my doctor said, "Mum's the word. Treat it like you have to wipe her nose - wipe it and move on. They can only be receptive to learning when they aren't intimidated or scared, and when they aren't feeling that they're disappointing you".

I think when the first toilet poop occurs, you have to buy yourself a pair of jeans to reward yourself for the tremendous patience.
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Hard to say...my son will be 6 in March, and while he stays dry at night MOST of the time, there's still an occasional accident. If I remember correctly, it depends upon the production of a hormone, and when that starts. I haven't put my son in anything at night for quite some time, mostly b/c even if he DID have a diaper/pull-up on, if he peed, he would pee clean through. I figured if I was going to have to change sheets anyway, may as well save the money on the diapers. If he seems to be doing well with it, I'd say just keep limiting the drinks near bed time and put a mattress protector on.
^ Our situation was very similiar. I think all three of my boys were out of "overnight" pull-ups somewhere between 5-6 yrs. of age. We also made sure they didn't drink past a certain time and went potty before bed. What also helped in our case was that they were in Kindegarten at that age so we had a pretty good night time routine.
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My oldest was potty trained at around 3 1/2, but was still in pullups at night for a few months. He still had accidents at night occasionally, but they weren't too frequent. Maybe once or twice a week when it was bad. He's a bit over 5 now, and his last accident was before we moved in Aug! He's really good about waking up to go potty now though (or... maybe it's the fact that he sits awake in his bed for a couple of hours, and then gets up to go potty when he needs to ). We barely let him have anything to drink when it's nearing bed time though, which helps.

I'm about to start potty training my youngest now... so we're in for a lot more wet sheets and pants I think the hardest thing with him will be taking away his milk cup before bed. I've been meaning to, but it's one of the few things that calms him down for bed.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:13 PM
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My oldest was potty trained at around 3 1/2, but was still in pullups at night for a few months. He still had accidents at night occasionally, but they weren't too frequent. Maybe once or twice a week when it was bad. He's a bit over 5 now, and his last accident was before we moved in Aug! He's really good about waking up to go potty now though (or... maybe it's the fact that he sits awake in his bed for a couple of hours, and then gets up to go potty when he needs to ). We barely let him have anything to drink when it's nearing bed time though, which helps.

I'm about to start potty training my youngest now... so we're in for a lot more wet sheets and pants I think the hardest thing with him will be taking away his milk cup before bed. I've been meaning to, but it's one of the few things that calms him down for bed.
Thanks for all the responses! This is us too. He has a ritual of movie w/ popcorn and milk before bed. He doesn't really watch tv during day andd is go, go, go all day so this is his winddown time.

But as note, he peed second night in a row. I gently told him we might just not be ready and he got sad! He said he was sorry and that he wanted to be a big boy and diapers were for babies. I was so sad for him. I was super nice and just said we'd keep working on it, but that for now we might just keep wearing the "special" underwear so he sleeps good. Poor guy was crushed. We'll see.
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I would LOVE to be able to come to this thread and say that my son is COMPLETELY potty trained with everything all the time, BUT no sooner did my husband and I go and pick up our new temperpedic bed and not even have it a full month my son had an accident (A BIG one, peed like 3 times in a one hour nap period ) thank god for the plastic water proof cover I put on it. Other than that one accident he's been potty trained for awhile now without pullups and he is 4. I just cut him off drinks at 8:00.


I have known people to wake their children up in the night to go to the bathroom and that's fine I am not saying that it's wrong, BUT IMO that would be just getting them into habit of not being able to hold it all night if they don't eventually end up waking up on their own and then accident happen.
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My son was day trained at 2 1/2 (and only the naked route worked for us - after I tried pullups, regular underwear, etc), but night training took another 6 months at least.

He just had to be ready. If you see a long period of time with no wet night diapers (2 weeks or so), then I would say switch to regular underwear at night. That's what we did.

I would also suggest to modify the bedtime routine, and have him pee right before the lights go out, but if he falls asleep while watching TV that would be hard to do.
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