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post #21 of 34
it happened the night we ran out of pullups. I made the executive decision to just quit, and she only had one accident since then. I wish we would have "run out" sooner! I think she may have been ready before I realized it...
post #22 of 34
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it happened the night we ran out of pullups. I made the executive decision to just quit, and she only had one accident since then. I wish we would have "run out" sooner! I think she may have been ready before I realized it...
This is interesting. Yours is only six months older than mine. So the pull up was just a crutch for her and as soon as it was gone she realized she had to hold it at night, too.

I wonder how the brain tells the body to hold the pee even while we are asleep. There is a maturity factor and a biological factor and I guess a psychological factor involved.

Anyone out there experts on the connections that have to be made between the body and the brain?
post #23 of 34
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This is interesting. Yours is only six months older than mine. So the pull up was just a crutch for her and as soon as it was gone she realized she had to hold it at night, too.

I wonder how the brain tells the body to hold the pee even while we are asleep. There is a maturity factor and a biological factor and I guess a psychological factor involved.

Anyone out there experts on the connections that have to be made between the body and the brain?
I think (and this is all just my own personal theory ) that we are born with that ability- that your body just naturally "holds" it. Maybe physically in the beginning it's not possible, but only for infants. By putting kids in diapers, you in a sense retrain the brain to think that it's not necessary to hold it, ever. So when you get to potty-training time, you have to completely retrain the brain of how/when to hold/go (and those muscles, since they haven't been used in years.)
post #24 of 34
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Allison and Springbabess
Seems like you just went for it and they figured it out.

Maybe I should try it. I just thought that since she wakes up soaked every morning that she prob. wasn't ready yet.

When she potty learned I just went straight to training pants and she got it the first day. It seemed like she just realized, hmm, pee pee down my legs, not pleasant. I think I'll go in the potty from now on. I never used the pull ups.

Do you think that in order to learn to stay dry while you sleep she might need to have some accidents for it to register?
post #25 of 34
Haha. I think your over-thinking it. You won't know unless you try. Maybe it will work and she won't have any accidents, or maybe she will only have a few. Worst case scenario is she continues to wet the bed - so go back to pullups and give her another year. Not the end of the world. Believe me, she won't be in diapers on her first date!
post #26 of 34
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My mom thinks that in order for her to be dry at night, I have to stop giving her liquids by a certain time at night (including nursing). I just can't bring myself to do that.
DS is an outlier with this - he was diaper-free at night at 15 months, probably in large part because we've ECed. But... he does drink water just before bed most nights and he NURSES.ALL.NIGHT. If he does drink a ton of water, he's more likely to wake up at 3am and say "peepee" in the sleepiest voice ever and so we take him to potty. For us, restricting liquids obviously isn't necessary.
post #27 of 34
My son is almost 5 and he still wears Goodnights to bed. He's such a heavy sleeper that he simply does not wake up if he has to pee. If he goes without a diaper (such as during a nap) he will wet the bed everytime. Even with a diaper, he wets the bed every week or so. I think there's definitely a genetic component as there's a history of bedwetting in the family.
post #28 of 34
My DD is 38 months and has been potty trained for about a week (to the point where she'll realize herself that she needs to go and will take herself. And for about 2-3 months where she would go if I took her, but only for #1s... #2s still went into her diaper/trainers/whatever).

She is still wet, very wet, at night. Last night, she even soaked through a Pull-up and wet the bed. I do not restrict liquids and she does have a potty in her room that she sometimes uses at night or during a nap.
post #29 of 34
19 months was the last time DD had a nighttime diaper.

I will say that she wets the bed at night, here and there. Usually when she's skipped a nap or is sick. But its maybe once a month or every six weeks or so.

I think diapering at night can send the wrong message.
post #30 of 34
DD was completely day-time diaper free by 18 mos, but wore a night time diaper until she was 2.5. She woke up dry for several months before I just stopped diapering her. IMO, night time diapers are NOT a big deal. If she still needed a pull-up or goodnights or whatever I can't imagine that I would care all that much.

We did not and do not restrict liquids, and when she was nursing (til 3.5) I did not restrict nursing in the evenings.
post #31 of 34
DD was dry at night around 13-14 mo..and we started EC around 12 mo. Just a few misses every 3-4 weeks. She was in undies day/night at 19 mo.
DS is been EC'd from day 3, now at 19 months, He wets one prefold diaper w/o cover around midnight, after that He's diaperless until 8 am. After he finished nurse, DH take him to the bathroom. I don't know for how long he's going to wet one at night, 'cause he dosn't like to go seat at the potty in the middle of the night. LOL
post #32 of 34
DD was daytime trained at 23mos.
now she's almost 3 and her nighttime diaper is still soaking wet. we've tried going diaper-free at naptime and she pees every time. However, if she falls asleep in the carseat in her panties she doesn't wet them. Maybe because she doesn't sleep as deeply in the carseat as she does in her bed ? She's a heavy sleeper!
when her diaper isn't soaked in the morning I'll try going diaperfree with her again, but even at almost 3 she's not there yet.
post #33 of 34
I am so glad to find and read this thread! I have been wondering about this very issue. My son is 3 years, 2 months. He PL'd over Christmas break (thanks dh, who is a teacher and was home to do it!). He still soaks an overnight dipe. He's almost always dry after his nap.
post #34 of 34
My DS went to underwear for day and night at 28 months. It was his idea, and I resigned myself to cleaning up lots of pee, but to my surprise he was just completely ready and never had an accident, even at night. We never restricted liquids or anything.
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