Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: middle of nowhere, KS
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Dd is 4.5 and does fine with potty in the day. At night she uses a pull-up. Sometimes she asks to wear underwear to bed, but we have told her that she must wait until she has a dry pull-up in the morning 5 days in a row. It's been months, and she's never had more than 2 or maybe 3 in a row. I'm not worried about that. What concerns me is that her sleep routine is that she goes to sleep in her own bed, then almost every night she wakes sometime in the night and comes into the big bed w/dh, myself, and dd2. Dh is starting to get afraid that she will get to 5 days, then go to underwear, and wet the bed we are all in. If she wets her own bed, fine, we'll clean her up and take her to the big bed and clean up the little bed in the AM. If she wets the big bed, everyone will have to get up, and there isn't another place we can all go!
How do other co-sleeping families handle this? Should someone get up when she comes to the big bed and take her to potty then? I don't always wake up at that time, but maybe dh does. We do have a crib sidecar, but nobody wants to sleep in it. We have cuddly kids. I've also been thinking about getting some cloth pull-ups, and wonder if she would wake up when she pees in those. Is that good? Would the "shock" help her to learn to wake up when she has to pee?
Any other thoughts? tia