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My system isn't working so well anymore. I have a 4 1/2 year old son who has been pottytrained during the day for nearly 2 years, but at night it's like a flash flood. He HAS to wear something very absorbant. My method until now has been to trifold a toddler cpf into a pair of large underwear and top with a Bummis Whisper Pant. Well, lately he's been waking up soaking wet. It's almost like there is no cover there at all (the covers are brand new and always washed in cold/hung dry so I don't think they are defective). I need to find another solution but I really don't want to have to buy a lot of new products or spend much money. Pull ups are my last resort but I'm getting desparate. Any magic solutions?<br><br>
TIA,<br><br>
Jenny<br>
SAHM to Noah (4), Joshua (2) and csection Sarah 10/16/03
 

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off the top of my head, i was thinking of a toddler sized hemp prefold or something like that. that has got to be pretty absorbent. they are some money but not TOO much. i've also heard that nothing gets out of a ME Airflow so maybe try that. good luck!
 

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I have the XL size of the ME Airflow but it's too tight on my ds. I should mention that he's 47 lbs.<br><br>
Maybe I'll look into the hemp prefolds. Are they that much more absorbant than a toddler cpf?<br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Jenny
 

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I tried the Bummis Whisper Pant with 2-layers of Gerber thick cotton trainers. It worked for a while, but Meredith (3 1/2) is such a heavy sleeper that she just pees and doesn't even wake to know she's drenched.<br><br>
I have (2) from Toddling Tots, but as she grew, so did her thighs and I cut the elastic at the leg to stretch their use and OF COURSE, now they leak.<br><br>
The other night I put her in a size 2 SP and it really bothered her to be 'diapered.' SO, I'm going to try the HH Pull-Ons . . . I think she would prefer the pull-on, feels more like a panty and then we can stuff it with our prefolds for the absorption we need.
 

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Replace son with daughter, and I could have written the OP (and I think I have, lol).<br><br>
DD has also been day trained over two years, but still is a huge night wetter. We have been going through the problem because she does not want to wear "diapers" anymore (she had been wearing an XL prowrap with a premium CPF stuffed w/an infant). That got her through most of the time, though it leaked on occasion & I would also change her mid-night on occasion.<br><br>
What we are using right now is a Happy Heiny with the premium & infant. It keeps her skin much drier, and she is willing to wear it because it is so pretty (we have hearts tie dye & pink hawaiian so far). We also have one XL Fuzzi Bunz, which she has decided she hates (great, we just got it this week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ).<br><br>
BUT, she is around 38 lbs 42 inches. The Happy Heiny has a bit of space, but probably not enough for the extra 9 lbs. She has the fuzzi bunz on the largest set of snaps and I can't see it fitting that much bigger of a child.<br><br>
What I *REALLY* want is the Happy Heiny trainers in a size large. You stuff them with prefolds (or whatever) like a regular pocket dipe, but they are shaped like underwear. Linda (from Happy Heiny) emailed me on 9/14 that she was putting some Large (40-50 lbs) into production and they should be out in a couple weeks. Here's hoping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck,<br>
Kay
 

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OK, so I put Noah in a pull up (yuck!) last night and same thing, everything soaked. The problem is this kid doesn't mind wearing a diaper at night at all. In fact, it gives him permission to be lazy about using the bathroom. I KNOW he peed on purpose in the pull up this morning instead of crossing the hall to the bathroom. This just AGGRAVATES (sp?) the crap out of me!<br><br>
The only thing I can think to do now is to just put plain ol underwear on him and just wake him up several times per night. Not a great solution, I know, especially with a new baby arriving any day, but I don't know what else I can do. At least I don't think he'd pee purposely in the underwear.<br><br>
If this doesn't work I may check out he HH, but I just hate to spend more $$ on a product that may not work.<br><br>
Thanks everyone,<br><br>
Jenny<br>
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i don't have any experience with large sized kids but maybe you could consider someplace like hunnybuns to make a custom cover to fit your son. they aren't too expensive. our 2-layer pull on wool cover never leaked for us but since DS slimmed down, it didn't fit anymore.<br><br>
i don't know if a toddler hemp prefold is more absorbant than a toddler CPF because i don't have either but with the hemp, you would be able to get more absorbtion stuffed into the diaper cover since it is trimmer.<br><br>
you could also try just adding some (1-2 or more) hemp doublers into the mix to up the absorbancy even more.<br><br>
my last idea would be to get something really good to protect the bed and just leave him in underwear. i wonder if he would be more uncomfortable with it running everywhere instead of getting absorbed into a diaper that might help him to train a little faster.<br><br>
i hope something works out!
 

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I didn't cd my son, so I had him in pull ups and he had been day trained for a year and a half. Then I read a book "Making the Terrible Twos Terrific", and it said to just put them in underware. They might wake up wet for a few nights (which is already happening in your case) but they would learn to either wake up or hold it. The author said putting him in a diaper was like giving him permission to pee. Well I tried it and sure enough it only took three nights and he was holding it all night, even when he drank a lot just before bed. It is worth a try and then you don't have to buy anything new and may end up with no more night diapers. Hope it helps.
 

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We had the same issue w/ our 3 yo. We wake him up to pee before we go to bed and he is dry each morning. It is not a big hassle and save s stripping him and the bed each morning!!
 

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i agree with waking him to pee! i think very soon he would get it and wake himself to go without your help! and that will help tremendously when you do have the new baby!<br>
my daughter just started sleeping without a diaper, and we have a pad underneath her just in case, but she wakes up about 7 am and runs to potty or cries for me to help her.<br>
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or did up until he started making it through the night about a month ago, was fold a prefold into his undies and top with the cheapo gerber plastic pants (XL) and he is 50 lbs and thick. It works, it isn't pretty but at night for the little amount he wears/wore them it worked! Now I probably would have kept him in pull ups until night training had I not had Joe in cloth, but after a while with Joe in cloth I thought 'why the heck am I buying pull ups too?"<br><br>
Now what worked for us to STOP the night wetting is to cut back on drinks/liquids after about 7 pm (he goes down for night at 8) and no more drinks at night (he used to have a sippy of water, because he has asthma and needed it, he no longer does need it thankfully) I have never woke my kids to potty, but do encourage them to get up if they need to go, now both the older boys (4 and 3) get up and go, they also are told to go potty right before bed, EVEN if they 'just went' just to make sure they are empty. That helps too. We still have accidents, but they are few and far between! ~
 

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My just-turned-four guy is also too lazy to get up and go pee in the morning. He sleeps so hard at night, it is impossible to wake him. I've tried all kinds of ideas. If we keep him in underpants, he just pees all over the bed and sleeps through it. Now we just keep him in Happy Heinies.<br><br>
However, if you promise not to think badly of me, I will tell you something very funny.<br><br>
Tonight, when putting Sam to bed I told him, if he thought he could keep dry all night, and go pee in the morning, he could sleep with no diaper. In fact, he could sleep naked. So... if he wants he can touch his pee pee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> (Am I awful????) Sam replies, "Yeah! I can do that right now!" But I told him, no, first he has to show me that he can keep the bed dry for five nights, so we dont have to wash the bed all the time.<br><br>
I hadn't really thought this through... the idea just popped into my head during our nightime routine. If you see a major problem with this -- go ahead and PM me and let me know. Anyway, if it works, what the hell do I care what he does with his private time in bed!<br><br><br>
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oh for petes sakes, if anyone judges you for that, pam, they have issues! he is just a four year old boy, any touching is all innocence. and thats right, he does have more freedom of movement and comfort without a diaper.<br>
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First night in undies was successful! I almost am nervous posting this because I don't want to jinx it! We woke Noah up twice, once at 10:30 pm and once at 2:30 am (I was up going potty myself anyway). He did really well each time, walked to the potty and even washed his hands afterward without being told. He stayed dry! I made a big deal out of it this morning. He does have some incentive. He had a brand new "sonic" game for his computer that got taken away about a week ago and I told him he could have it back if he stayed dry for 2 nights, so he's really excited about it (it's the only non-educational game he owns for his computer). Whatever works!<br><br>
Hopefully the success will continue and he'll start to wake on his own eventually. I was so nice not having to take off soaking wet training pants, clothes and strip the bed this morning!<br><br>
BTW, Pam, I don't think what you posted is terrible at all! Like I said, whatever works!!! More power to ya, Momma!<br><br>
Jenny<br>
Noah (4), Joshua (2) and csection Sarah 10/16/03
 
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