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#211 of 214 Old 09-03-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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After refusing the potty for what seemed like forever, DS (3yrs 5mos) has now been in underwear for a few weeks with only a couple accidents.   He has even been dry most mornings, but we still use a diaper overnight just in case.

 

I feel like we tried everything, but mostly I think time was what did it.  He was just finally ready. 

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This seemed to be the most recent "tribe" so I thought I would ask here.

 

Is it possible to force your child to hold pee overnight?  My toddler is day-trained and was not wetting his diaper overnight, so I thought I would try a trainer overnight and that was dry, too.  Is it possible I'm forcing him to hold it overnight when he isn't ready?  He's 2.5 years old and he day-trained very quickly and easily, so I feel confident he was ready.  I don't mind keeping him in a diaper overnight if he isn't ready and though all signs seems to suggest he is, I feel some strange fear that I'm pushing him into holding it since I know he doesn't like to feel wet.  There have been no tears (he likes his undies), but I would hate to cause damage simply to have him in undies overnight.

 

Anyone have thoughts on this? 

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For my children, waking up dry was their first steps towards going diaperless, first at nap then at night time. This happened, for both of them, around 26-28mths. It was their natural progression, body ready. I wouldnt think there was any forcing or potential damage to be had.


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For my children, waking up dry was their first steps towards going diaperless, first at nap then at night time. This happened, for both of them, around 26-28mths. It was their natural progression, body ready. I wouldnt think there was any forcing or potential damage to be had.

 

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