Night Time Training

Is My Child Ready for Toilet Training?

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Is My Child Ready for Toilet Training?

It’s always difficult to know when the best time to start night time toilet training for your child should be. There is no specific date or time to start – it’s really up to your parental intuition and child’s physiological (bladder and bowel control), cognitive and verbal developmental stages, emotional and social awareness and their individual needs. It’s also helpful to be aware of you and your partner’s childhood bed wetting history as if you and / or your partner wet the bed till older, it is more likely your child will.  Generally, most children have control over their bladders in the...

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Another Trick to Try for a Dry Night

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Another Trick to Try for a Dry Night

When becoming a Mum you enter a whole new world of conversation topics. I remember going to dinner with friends and discussing the bowel movements of babies – a topic I had never broached before, and which strangely enough lasted longer than I would have dreamed possible just 1 year before. Our friends were the experts with their 2nd child and we were in the steep learning curve of our first baby.    It should be of no surprise therefore that my sister had a very helpful discussion regarding bed wetting with a friend she bumped into in the Supermarket.She told me that...

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What is a Dream Wee?

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What is a Dream Wee?

A dream wee is when you lift your child in the night and take them to the toilet.   As with everything, there are two schools of thought on this.     The idea is to take your child to the toilet so they can do a wee which can help until their bladder learns to hold on longer, or sends signals to the brain to wake up.  Many parents find that by doing the dream wee around 10 pm, their child could then “last” through to the morning. The other school of though is that unless they are wide awake, it...

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Does toilet training take longer these days?

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Does toilet training take longer these days?

Have we got worse at toilet training our children compared to our mothers day? According to my mother we have. “You and your brother were toilet trained both night and day by the time you were 2” she says. So if this is true – how did she do it?   Many mums I talk to are telling me the same story; that their mothers preach about this generation of toddlers that breezed through the toilet training stage before the magical age of 2. You only have to look at the parenting chat forums to see that this is no longer...

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How big is your child’s bladder?

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How big is your child’s bladder?

A NORMAL BLADDER – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.   We have previously talked about bedwetting being a normal part of growing up. As parents we know that for the most part normal is as normal does but it got me thinking about what a normal bladder does and doesn’t do. So we set about discovering and here’s what we found out. Interestingly, some of the most easy to understand information about a normal bladder works came from the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. This is not necessarily a site you would have visited but it’s a great explanation. Basically a normal adult...

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