Night Time Training

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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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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4 Essentials for Night Time Training

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4 Essentials for Night Time Training

Making the move to nappy free nights is a huge milestone for both you and your child.   For both of you it means an interrupted night's sleep.    When you think you are both ready - check out our top picks for getting dry at night. 1. Brolly Sheet     Of course we have to start with a Brolly Sheet.  A cotton topped, washable bed pad - it makes changing a wet bed at 2 am a breeze.  It fits over your bottom sheets with the sides tucked under the mattress.  When your child wets - you just change the Brolly Sheet at...

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Helpful Hints for Night Time Toilet Training

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Helpful Hints for Night Time Toilet Training

First of all – you are not alone! There are thousands of us parents out there with children that wet the bed. Just think of it as another stage they are going through, like learning to walk, or having dry pants during the day. Of course there are always the people out there that are happy to say “my child has never wet the bed” but there are many more who are at the same stage as you.There is no easy answer and the fact is that different things work for different children and no matter what; most children will...

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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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