Motor Mouth is potty trained but is having some issues staying dry at night. These are my adventures in helping Motor Mouth achieve nighttime dryness on a regular basis.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2 Months DRY!!!

One day, the switch flipped. Motor Mouth has been DRY all night for two months straight. There have been about 3 accidents in that time but overall, DRY NIGHTS!!!

No bed alarms, no waking up at midnight to go potty, no promises, no threats, no extreme measures. Just a couple of parents that kept buying pull ups and not making a big deal about pull up leaks. We let nature run its course.

I remembered reading that the best thing we could do as parents was to be supportive and not make a big deal about the wet sheets. When Motor Mouth would tell us he wet the bed, we just reminded him to put the wet sheets in front of the washer. No big deal. Just mater-of-fact.

In our case, it was helpful to know that Motor Mouth's birth family all wet their beds until they were eight or ten years old. It was genetic. In time, Motor Mouth would outgrow it. And he did.

NO MORE PULL UPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Dry Night

We had a successful dry night! No trying. Just pure, spontaneous success!

Yesterday, Motor Mouth woke up and announced that he did not pee in his pull up. We could not be more proud of him. This morning he did not have the same success but that's okay. This means there is hope.

Since my last post, I spoke to Motor Mouth's birth mother about his need for pull ups at night. Turns out, Motor Mouth's birth mom, her brother and sister wet their beds. Some of them until they were about 10 years old. It is nice to know it is genetic.

We don't make a big deal about the bedwetting. If his pull up leaks, he just gets his sheets off his bed and puts them in front of the washer.

Another area of progress is daytime wetting. Motor Mouth would often moisten his pants at school or when playing. His bladder seemed to not be able to hold much and he would not want to tear himself away from school or play. I spoke to his teachers, explaining that when he says he has to go, he HAS to go. Motor Mouth has gotten much better at regulating himself. Now, his pants no longer smell of pee every day!

Progress all around.