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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stay dry at night (Part 2)

Have you ever heard of cannot talk how good your child is? Else he/she will "hear" it and become the opposite? I'm not the type that pantang this pantang that, but it happens quite a number of times already so I tend to be more careful now. I'm sure you guys are very smart and know what I'm going to write... so I don't have to spell it out very clearly. Also not sure if this is still early to tell, but keep my fingers crossed. :D

In July, I talked about Lynn started go diaper-less at night. Since about 2-3 weeks back, I stop waking up Lynn in the middle of the night to ask her to go toilet. Why? This is because when I woke her up, she refused to go toilet! She will tell me she went to toilet already and she just wants to continue sleeping. Previously, I will insist she has to go, because if not very high chance she will wet her bed. And if she wet her bed, in the morning I will tease her.

Me: Eee... Lynn chou chou (smelly).

: Then mama wash the bed sheet... no more chou chou
Wah so smart, know to tell me to wash bed sheet some more.

Me: Er... don't want to wash the bed sheet. Let you chou chou. Mama asks you to go toilet, you don't want. So now chou chou.

: Mama wash the bed sheet la.

Begging me some more, hahaha!

: No. Lynn should go toilet and not wet the bed, make the bed chou chou.
Insist to her that I'm not going to wash the bed sheet just because she wet the bed.

Not sure if this works? Or she really has grown up? Or could be both? Since 2-3 weeks back, when she refused to go toilet, I let her be. And guess what? No chou chou in the morning! For the next few days, I continued to wake her up but she always gives me same answer "I go toilet already" and refused to go. And the next morning, same thing! And first thing after she wake up, she will visit the toilet. :) So since then, I stop waking her up in the middle of the night. She can have better sleep through the night too.

Am I happy? Of course! Except her bad habit of picky eating and thumb sucking, she's easy. Never thought I can complete the night toilet training in about half year time. Any tips? Not much. I do give her rewards when she keeps the bed dry for a period of time and that make her happy. But one thing for sure is I consistently wake her up every night to go toilet. And consistently tell her that, must pee in the toilet and not on the bed, and don't pee when sleeping. I hope next time when it's Hao's turn... it is also as smooth as Lynn. *Keep my fingers crossed*


Alice Law said...

It has been awhile Juan Juan refused to wear diaper at night, so I gave her a try- overnight without diaper. We made a promise before bedtime, 'I will wake her up at night and she has to pee in the potty'.

Same case like Lynn previously, sometime when I woke her at night she kept whining and refused to sit on her potty... and the next day accident happened!

Her chances of wetting the bed is 50:50! Every morning if she wet the bed, I'll ask her to pull out the bedsheet herself and put it in the laundry basket.

I think I'll try to give her an "instant reward" if she stayed dry overnight...

cheeyee said...

Alice - Ya reward is good. They love it. :) I even mark down on the calendar with her, when she wet the bed and when she not. And try not to ask her drink too much water before bed, and go to toilet before sleep.

Anyway, good luck. :)

p/s: When Lynn was much younger like Juan Juan's age that time, she did refuse to wear diaper at night. But knowing her body not ready yet, I did not allow her not to wear diaper actually. And only until this year when she rejected again, I give it a try as she's much older now. But I have a colleague, where her daughter 2 yo already go diaper-less day and night. She told me no training given. The daughter just did not pee.

little prince's mummy said...

Haha~ request you to wash bedsheet somemore!~

cheeyee said...

Little prince's mummy - Hehe yeah... she surprised me with that line. Never underestimate child these days! :D

Anonymous said...

Lynn so cute, made me so wistful. My boy is a complete horror, wun even give me a second peace, and as I'm writing a comment to you, he's kicking and screaming.Can't wait for him to grow up so that I can literally kick him out of my house!

I'm gonna sound like a bad mum, which i am probably am... but with my boy, I think raising pigs at home would be more satisfying and rewarding. At least can sell them off or eat them if they make me pissed!

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