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My little guy decided that diapers for the night is a no-no. He is doing great for the most part, but is wetting bed at least once a week. BTDT mommies, how do you deal with this. Changing a whole bed in the middle on the night plain sucks! Do you buy special pads and stick them onto the sheets? We try to put him on a potty once a night, randomly, and it seems to help with getting accidents. Sometimes he says he does not want to go and end up wetting by the time it is morning
Betsy is nowhere near ready for night time potty training but we've always had a waterproof mattress pad on her bed. Would that help?
Thanks Amy, we actually have one. It is pretty neat, as you can unzip one part and there is a secold layer of mattress, but whis whole bedding gets soaked, so everything has to be stripped and replaced with another set in the middle of the night. I was just wondering if there are any easier tricks that I might not be aware of. We are a little sleep deprived here between night terrors, bed wetting, the baby who wont sleep.. Kids share a room and the less noise there is the better off everyone is in the end.
Thanks Claire1979 for my awesome siggy.
Last edited by Kumii; February 26th, 2013 at 03:05 PM.
I know they have these waterproof pads at Walmart and through Amazon. They go on top of the sheet/bedding, kinda like the ones at the hospital we laid on when delivering and post-partum recovery. I'd say try those. They seem to have decent reviews, but some are bad and some are good (per reviews). I haven't looked lately, but when I was looking at a mattress pad/cover for Kellen's bed a while back, I remember seeing these.
What about training pants, Karina? The kind that look like undies, but have thicker absorbency? Max has some Spround Change training pants that are a lot like undies, but will hold a TON.
Also, if you do get a waterproof pad, I've heard of people who will make the bed normally, put the waterproof pad on, and then put a second sheet on top. That way, when he wets, you just have to peel the sheet off, remove the pad, and there is a whole set of bedding ready to go
Oh boy, have fun with the naked butt thing..I have one of those. My 9 year old decided he hated underwear at a very early age and I was always catching him going to school without underwear on LOL...Now he comes home, ditches the underwear and puts shorts on LOL....I guess some just like going Commando! lol
Well I am a meanie and would force the diaper/pullup route at night. In my experience I don't know any kid (mine or friends' kids) that were night trained at this age. Changing sheets in the middle of the night is not my idea of fun, nor is washing sheets over and over again.
Nathan still had the occasional accident up to almost 5 years old, we eventually went the route of one of those pee sensors/alarms-he was such a deep sleeper he wasn't waking. A few months of that and it worked. My mom made him a pair of shorts with elastic legs (kinda like bloomers for under dresses for little girls) made out of diaper material so we never had a wet bed to deal with.
Then Lukas PTed late, 3.75 years ish and did day/night and the same time. I think he's had maybe 3 accidents at night?
You are not meanie Kris, we all have a different approach and only we know our kids best. To me battling for a diaper simply does not work. I get there in the middle of the night and he is butt naked. He trained young while DH and I were not even pushing nights, I was gonna do diapers at night till summer. I got some neat ideas and I think it will simplify this transition period.
Kierson could and does go a lot of nights without diapers because he takes them off. I put one on, but don't put as many inserts in there so it isn't so bulky. I think he waits for me to fall asleep, pops up and strips!