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My son who is now a bit over two and a half was one of those that was easy to potty learn. Since July he has been pretty successful with only one or two accidents a week. He is an independent toilet user.<br><br>
At daycare he naps in underwear and has only had one accident since he began three months ago. When we have tried underwear for naps at home he soaks himself. Napping looks to be situational success in relation to staying dry. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">At home for naps and nights he wears Pull-Ups and about 50% of the time soaks through those.</span><br><br>
Besides limiting fluids directly before bedtime - hours isn't a choice as the child is thirsty after daycare - are there any other suggestions to assist with our situation of wet bedding? We have tried a variety of different disposables and I'm up for anything. Has anyone in a similar situation tried waking up their child throughout the night to pee? He just seems so young and from everything I've read it seems like children are ready to potty learn at night once they are independently staying dry without too much (or any) adult intervention.<br><br>
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Night time PLing is completely different from daytime, it can not be taught, it happens when the child is developmentally ready. When that happens could be at the same time as daytime (rare though), months or years away. You can assist by taking them to pee at night, but it doesn't mean that they will be able to do it themselves. The problem here seems to be the pull-ups, they really aren't made to be peed in alot, and many children are still heavily peeing at this age. They do make nighttime pull-ups which do hold more, my DD2 still soaks through those at times as well. Or you can use regular diapers at night. Good luck!
 

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well, for our toddler we put him in undies with a waterproof pad and a towel under him at night. We totally expected wetness and just changed him when he was wet. Sometimes he goes for a week being dry and then a few days of being wet... We are getting more and more dry nights. YAY!!<br><br>
We also have Potty Time right before we go to sleep. He also pees about 30 min prior to that after his bath.
 

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I agree. For perspective, my DD was using the toilet day and night by her 2nd birthday. DS1 was dry during the day at 2.5 but needed diapers at night until 4. DS2 is 4.5 and pees in the toilet during the day but STILL needs diapers at night (and he often soaks thru.) DS3 is 2.5 and wears a diaper all day and all night, at this point.<br><br>
Pull-ups, IME, don't hold much liquid at all - even the night-time ones. I try to avoid leaking at all, so I am less likely to have to change the sheets. One reason why I am in no hurry to get them out of diapers at night - I figure at some point they will remain dry all night, consistently, and can wear underwear. For some kids it's at age 2, or 3, or 10 -- but it doesn't tend to go along with day time toilet learning, IME.
 

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One of my twins has been dry for about a year at night now-- So he PL nighttime on his own at about 3years, 9 months. His twin, who is very similar developmentally, is very much still needing nighttime diapers. I wake him when I go to bed so he can pee, and put a diaper on him after that RR break. If I'm late going to bed he'll wet and not wake up. His diaper is wet in the morning, despite having a RR break in the night.<br><br>
He's just not ready, and he's not the only boy his age or older I know who is not dry at night.<br><br>
In your situation, if it wouldn't be disruptive do get him up in the night, I might do it. If he still has to be parented to sleep, I wouldn't wake him just for a RR break.<br><br>
I'd definately use diapers and not pull ups, and try a diaper in a larger size than you are currently using. Some people do, but I have not had good luck with cloth diapers for nighttime diapers for heavy wetters.
 
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