Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Pee Monster

A few months ago, when Bubba was first potty-trained, I rejoiced. Our days of diapers and wipes were over; we embraced toilet paper and big kid underwear. I put him to bed in training pants optimistic that he would weather the night dry and comfortable. The next morning: wet underwear, wet sheets, wet blankets. We went back to diapers for a bit, but I felt that was a losing battle. We were moving in the wrong direction. So, we went back to training pants for overnight. And we've been rewarded with wet bedding every single morning.

I can't take it anymore. I'm doing Bubba's laundry every day just so he has clean sheets and clean underwear and - honestly - I'm tired of buying Pull-Ups or worrying that we're out of Pull-Ups or panicking and praying that Bubba doesn't pee the bed because we forgot to send a Pull-Up with him to Grandma's house. I need help! I really don't remember having this issue with my girls, so I don't know how to achieve successful nighttime potty training. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.


PT-LawMom said...

Pumpkinhead did this for a while so we instituted a no drinks after dinner rule and he also has to go pee before bath and then again after books (before his head hits the pillow). That seems to have worked. I've heard that some kids just need more time to get bodily control. I can't remember how old Bubba is, but it took Pumpkinhead until about 3 1/2 to get full night control. Now (at 4 1/4) he sleeps in underwear and rarely has accidents (can't remember the last time!)

Kim said...

I don't have any brilliant suggestions, but having potty trained a girl and two boys I can tell you that every kid is different and that boys take longer than girls. It's all about patience.

And I've been patient! My youngest is 9 years old and we still have wet mornings fairly often. However, he has enuresis. It took me awhile to figure this out, and I wish that someone had told me about it to save me all the anguish I went through before I knew. It's rare and that's probably not Bubba's issue...he's just not ready yet! Hang in there!!!!