I am glad to find this thread...very timely!
DD will be 4 in a little over a week. She has been day time potty trained/learned for 2 years now, but never woke up with a dry diaper until this summer. I should clarify.....we were on vacation visiting our family in the US and these are the only times DD has woken up dry. I would say probably 80-90% of the time. Plan was to ditch the dipes once we got back and adjusted back to the time. Now, we are totally back to having a fully loaded diaper EVERY night. Furthermore, lately her diapers have been leaking, so I feel a bit frustrated to have her still in dipes and having to do so much laundry (did I mention we have a German washer, which has a very small load capacity and takes 2.5 hours for one wash!!!). All I can figure is that while we were on vacation her sleep was still off track a bit with the time change and not sleeping quite as long as usual, which resulted in lighter sleeping/dry diapers. Limiting liquids before bed doesn't do a thing for us. Occassionaly, DD will wake up and want to use the bathroom (diaper is usually already wet)....in theory this is great, but it usually takes her at least an hour to fall back asleep!!!
Needless to say, I am frustrated. I realize that a pediatrician won't even look at it as a problem until age 6, but it is easier to be *ok* with it when it isn't your kid.... Yes, I need to get my own feelings in check here!!
I probably wouldn't be so miffed if we weren't dealing with a wet bed and diapers at the same time!!! I did go and buy a larger size diaper today (pull ups seem to leak too), so hopefully I won't have to do sheets again tomorrow.
Any other insight/advice is most welcome!
2 Rainbow babes, PPH/Hysterectomy survivor!