My 5 year old wears pull-ups at night because she pees the bed, as far as I can tell its intentional.
The thing is, she will go days or weeks without peeing in her bed. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere she pees in her bed again. Which doesn't make any since. Just this past week, Tuesday morning I went in to get her up for school and she was laying in bed playing her Leapster. She said to me with a smirk on her face "Um, I think I'm wet". She was literally sitting in a puddle of pee on her bed. She had peed so much that she completely saturated her diaper and then it leaked out all over her bed and clothes. She does not want to get out of bed to go to the bathroom.
Then, Wednesday morning she had kept her diaper dry. (I think) She has also claimed to have kept her diaper dry when she actually got up in the middle of the night and put on a dry one after peeing in it. - I knew because I would find a wet diaper in the trash that was not from the previous night.
I have tried everything. Praise, rewards, lots of different rewards, punishments (ex. loosing privileges), and lately I just ignore it all together. I do not give her praise or reprimands for doing either.
Other than Tuesday morning I got mad at her because she just sat there in a puddle, she was awake, there was no excuse for sitting there wet. I have since taken away her Leapster. She seeks out my praise when she stays dry but she will not do it consistently. I think she's just too lazy to get out of bed and she has a diaper on so she doesn't have too. But putting underwear on her wont make a difference because she will still pee in her bed and that just makes my mornings HELL. I don't have the time to give her a bath and wash all her bedding EVERY morning. Which is what made me begin the diapers in the first place. Long ago when she wore underwear to bed and rarely had "accidents". Then she peed in her bed every day for a week straight. So, I went out and bought diapers. I thought at the time, it wouldn't last and she wouldn't like them. NOPE I was wrong, and here I am now....
Help ME, please. I am willing to try anything.
Thanks to everyone for your advice.
Linda, I have thought about making her clean herself up. And once I did make her take her sheets to the wash but she seemed to think it was fun. So I didn't think it would work. But maybe if I keep it up it wont be fun for long. My hard part will be letting/making her do Everything. And I'm afraid it will take too long in the morning when she has school and make us late. I'll have to get her up earlier than I do now to ensure I have enough time. Right now I get her up at 7:30 which she is already awake and laying in bed. Very rarely does she get up to go potty before I get her out of bed. She wakes up in the morning but doesn't get out of bed to potty. Urrg.
I don't get it, its gross and her pull-ups smell bad in the morning. How does that not bother her, the smell, the wetness, sitting in a wet bed??? I really hope my son is easier.
I am going to use up the pull-ups she has left and inform her that I'm not buying anymore once there gone. Then I will make her clean herself up along with everything else. Hopefully she will get tired of doing it very quickly.