Tuesday, May 23, 2006

We Tried?

If you want to attract some traffic to your blog put the word pee in your title. Anyway, I took my idea about no more pull-ups home with me last night and everyone, including Merry, thought it was a great idea.

It was a good idea until it was time to go to bed. Then Merry changed her mind, she asked me, very seriously, if it would be OK to borrow one of David's pull-ups. Me seeing the crack barged through and said "absolutely!" So much for sticking to my guns and doing the hard thing.

The conversation and prospect of spending the night without her pull-up did get Meredith's attention. She woke up around three am with a wet pull-up, she woke us up, took off the pull-up, used the potty and went back to sleep without protection. There were no accidents after that.

Before we tackle going to bed without the pull-up I think we need to take a trip to Baby's R Us and get the pad Julie described in my comments. Julie helped me to realize that I was getting a little ahead of myself, that I should slow down and let nature and Merry determine when she no longer needs a pull-up at night.

I like the fact the Meredith recognized she had peed and woke up. I am going to work this angle for a while and see if she tunes into the signals herself, maybe with a bit more conversation and explanation she will get it before I get to Baby's R Us.


Blogger JenLo said...

That route sounds like a lot less work than trying to rush the process!

12:20 PM EDT  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Smart dad! Usually the kids can tell when they're ready before we can. Good luck.

8:50 AM EDT  
Blogger Shan said...

Hi I just found your blog and have enjoyed it immensely.

We're actually having a pee/bedtime problem ourselves. Our 4 year old has been potty trained, including over night for a year or so. Since spring has sprung though, she reverted to wetting her bed. I think it's because she's outdoors all day long and is simply exhausted by bedtime and she can't wake herself to pee. I've started waking her to use the bathroom when I go to bed and it seems to be helping greatly. Maybe you could try that even if she's still in a pull up to get her used to waking up to use the washroom through the night.

9:54 AM EDT  

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