This is my fist time posting in the EC forum here. :)
I have a 19 month old, we've been EC'ing since the beginning. We also EC'ed with my older son, and it has been interesting to see how different it has gone each time!
My older son was pretty reliably dry at night by around 14 or 15 months, with no need to potty through the night. My 19 month old...not so much.
What we have been doing is nursing to sleep, then around midnight or so, he usually wakes up to nurse then pee (must be in the order, or he gets very mad). If he pees at this time, he usually will not need to pee again until 7 or 8 am. But, here is where I need help. Lately, he has been getting very upset when I offer him the potty at his usual midnight nursing. Refuses and cries. I know he needs to pee, but I don't fight him. Just lay him down. Usually, he wakes about 2 hours later to nurse again, and I offer the potty again. Still refuses, crying. I sometimes think that maybe he just wants to wait until the morning, but then, usually around 2am, just after crying and getting mad about me offering the potty, often within minutes of laying him back down, he pees a TON! It is frustrating, I am really tired of having to deal with the wetness. I usually lay him to sleep over a waterproof pad with a diaper on top, but his bladder is large, and invariably, some spills on to the sheets.
I've tried actually getting UP to take him to the toilet to pee, thinking maybe that is what he wants. Oh, no. That is not what he wants at all.
Last night, after much restless sleep (on my part...I tend to not sleep well when I know he needs to pee, as I am on guard for him to start peeing in bed), I finally put an AIO on him. I haven't put a diaper on him at night in over a year! We stopped using diapers at night around 3 months old.
Low and behold, it was dry when he woke up this morning and I took him to the toilet, he peed just fine.
I am trying to remain patient and remind myself that before I know it, I won't have to take him potty at night. I just wish that he would stop refusing the potty and peeing in bed! We have actually had a run of nights in a row where he didn't pee at all, and I began to think we were done with nighttime pottying, so I'd stop offering. Of course, as soon as I stopped offering, he peed in bed.
Anyone BTDT and have some moral support to offer?
Ideas at all?