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How many times do you think toddlers pee during the night? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm not sure how anyone would know that but still thought I'd ask, because....<br><br>
My 18 mo old DS is STILL a frequent nightwaker. I can't help but wonder how many wakeful episodes are due to him peeing and that rousing him a bit to want to nurse. I'm sure that peeing is not the only reason, but not really sure what all is involved with this little insomniac! We've always co-slept, BF on demand and nursed to sleep.<br><br>
I am still BFing 6-7 times a night, but not ready to nightwean yet. He doesn't really wake up you know, but whines enough to need comforting back to sleep. Am I the only one in this boat?
 

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DS is 2 and sleeps diaperless from time to time. He has been pretty good at not peeing at night, but we do have some nights it's 1-2 times. We just got a nekkie blankie for him to sleep on.
 

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My son pees a lot at night. He soaks through every diaper whether it is a disposable or cloth...and it is so frustrating. Sometimes I wake him up just to change him, but I hate to do that. He pees almost every hour during the day...and I bet it is close to that at night. He drinks 4-5 ounces at bed time and then usually a small bottle of milk and a small bottle of water during the night. He is 17 months,<br>
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My dd is 17mo and doesn't pee until 5am or later. I am aware of this, as we used to do nighttime ec and I would often check her dipe/put her on the potty at 2am and 6am. She was very prompt in squirming around and letting me know she had to pee. Now she holds it for much longer, but I'm still in the habit of checking her diaper when she stirs. Thankfully, she has been sleeping well for the past few weeks and only waking 3-4x to nurse. Her molars are finally all the way in and canines don't seem to be bothering her as much as molars did. My dd's nightwaking & need to nurse for comfort, etc is clearly directly related to teething pain, which then makes her pee more, viscious cycle. It has been literally a year that she has slept like crap, many nights feeling like we were awake more than asleep. Or at least I was awake more than asleep, with her just rousing enough to look for booby comfort. I hope it gets better, mama, I really feel ya!
 

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DD sleeps diaperless and she pees between zero and two times per night. Usually she will pee once at 5 a.m. and once right when she wakes up if she does pee at night. I know waking up time is not a night pee, but if you kind of think, what would go in a night diaper...
 

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By the time DD was 7 months, she usually didn't pee at all during the night, despite doing a ton of nursing. If she did, it would be once. (We did EC, so she'd sleep diaperless and I'd take her to the bathroom to pee.) At 18 months, DS would generally pee anywhere from 1 to 3 times during the night, often in his sleep. (DD never peed in her sleep; only after waking up.)
 

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I could have written your post! I was just wondering the same thing. DD is 20 months old, and I'm convinced that she wakes up to pee at night several times. She pees a lot in the first half of the night, and I often change her after that because I feel like she gets cold sitting in a cold wet diaper. I have no idea how to "fix" this problem.
 

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DD is 12mo and we ec. Sometimes she's dry all night, but she usually pees twice, maybe three times.<br><br>
I keep the BBLP right by the bed and when she squirms, I hold her over it and she pees. Sometimes she goes right back to sleep without needing to nurse, even sleeping while still on the potty! But usually it takes at least a little comfort-sucking to get COMPLETELY out again.<br><br>
(She wears a prefold with prefold belt at night and sleeps on a waterproof mat for those inevitable times when I sleep right through her squirms!)<br><br>
Just a note, that your DS is probably not rousing because he's already peed -- but because he has to pee. Babies (like adults) do not normally pee while asleep, they have to wake at least just a little bit in order for the muscles to activate/relax.<br><br>
I do find that on nights when DD nurses more often, she pees more too. So since your DS is a frequent night-nurser, he's peeing more often. And if he needs to nurse back to sleep, it's a vicious circle lol...
 

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Thanks for the feedback.... glad to hear I am not alone!<br><br>
So interesting how different all of the responses were. Does make sense though since their drinking and nursing patterns are all so different.<br><br>
When I change DS first thing in the morning, his diaper weighs a ton.... so full of pee!!! I suppose I should do a middle of the night change to give him more comfort. Hey, I am up anyways! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Isn't it funny how I am complaining about never sleeping, but here I am on the computer instead of getting ready to go to bed. MDC is just so addicting!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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DS is 25 mo. I would say starting about 19 mo he has gotten up twice a night to pee. Sometimes 3 times. And in past 6 mo, sometimes pees only once, but still gets up at least twice a night.<br>
He's been dry at night since less than 9 mo, but this is only b/c we EC through the night. And if he goes to bed too late and is too tired, he does still wet a diaper or two a night.
 

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DD is 16 mo and is most often dry in the morning, and if she pees, it is usually around 5 am. We do EC, so I know when she does it! She night pees usually if she is teething, or if she drank A LOT of bathwater, and we don't stay awake long enough past bath to get it all out. I also noticed that night peeing decreased/stopped altogether (unless teething) when i quit eating white sugar. Seriously, it was almost immediate.
 
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