Comments: Where Were You at 4:45?

Ouch! May be time to call in the cavalry, but having your parents (or in-laws) around could be a mixed blessing.

While it may be tempting to go back to the pull-ups, try not to backslide. They get expensive, and you don't want the boy to regress to bad habits that will be more difficult to break down the road.

That's a great picture of Dad and his 2 girls. I'm a little jealous of him, but still happy for him (and you) being surrounded by all that little girl love.

Posted by MarcV at November 11, 2004 11:17 AM

Ah yes. Little boys, no pull-ups, middle of the night distress calls. I remember those days. The parenting classes for adopting special needs children suggested handling it matter-of-factly, no judgement, but make the child get up, take a bath and change his own bed. I remembered that when a few accidents happened (moving into an adoptive home when you're in kindergarden is stressful as is having a new baby sister and starting school). It took one boy only once and no more accidents. The other boy needed to do it twice.

Posted by Earth Girl at November 11, 2004 09:04 PM

Four out of my five children have had limited success in staying dry at night, until they were about 7 years old. It cures itself eventually; generally it is a matter of the development of the bladder. The littlest one in my house now has had the most difficulties; and she is really trying. But she just sleeps so deep soemtimes!

Going to bed earlier helps her; she isn't in deep sleep when nature calls, at least that is what we figured out. But getting my Monkey into bed early is like getting an elephant into a closet. It can be done, but it is hard.

Posted by Rachel Ann at November 12, 2004 12:18 AM