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- Even if children are basically potty trained during the day, night time accidents are still common. Often it can take a few months for children to fully become night time potty trained.
- Sometimes physical traits are a factor like children having a small bladder or being very deep sleepers.
- Sometimes when there are changes in the home or changes in the family schedule, children can have more accidents.
- Also when there are emotional changes such as the death of a family member, animal, the birth of a sibling, may also trigger bed-wetting.
Strategies for Prevention
- Eliminating liquids, including frozen after dinner can help.
- Be sure to provide her with lots of water in the morning to make sure she doesn’t become dehydrated
- Eliminate sodas and juices and just provide children water during the day
- Making a visit to the potty before sleep, during sleep, and right after sleep be part of the bedtime routine.
- Sometimes waking children up right before the parents go to sleep is helpful in reducing accidents.
- Make sure that children attempt to go, and don’t just fall asleep on the potty.
- In the morning, take your child to the restroom the minute you wake up, as often children have accidents right when they wake up from sleep