Adam is still on night nappies, both kids have been amazingly easy to potty
train. In fact, in all honestly, they potty trained themselves, I can claim no glory there. About a year ago, Kate told me she was no
longer wearing nappies and that was that. And because if Kate jumped into the fire, Adam would too, he soon
followed suit. Within a week, Kate was
dry at night (Adam is only now having the occasional dry night) but it took me a further almost three months to keep the nappy on
at night because I thought it was impossible that she could go from being wet
at night to totally dry. For the last
year she has been totally dry, except for one ‘accident’.
Yet, in the last week, she has had three ‘accidents’, and yesterday she wee’d in her pants at school, which is so unlike her. Last night she had an accident at 11pm. When she does it at night, she wakes up crying, but still half asleep. As soon as I’ve changed her PJs and bed linen, she goes straight back to sleep.
What on earth is happening? I’ve asked her, but she doesn’t really have an answer for me. The night time incidents she doesn’t even recall the next day. The incident at school she said was because Rebecca was in the loo already. She usually has excellent bladder control and can keep it in for ages. I don’t know what to do. I’ve tried cutting back on their bottles at night (last night was the first time), I suppose I should give them earlier in the evening as well.
The only thing that has changed is that I have started cutting back on the day naps. I thought that was the problem, that she was too tired at night to remember to control her bladder, but yesterday afternoon they slept and she still did it last night.
Why is this happening? She is not especially traumatised by it; she is rather matter of fact about it. I've asked her about it and gently said that she should call me if she needs to wee at night, but she only calls me after she has weed. I obviously haven't made a big deal about it because I know it is not on purpose. But wet bed linen in the middle of winter is not exactly Great Fun. What should I do? Do I put her back in nappies? Help!