Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Aims | 2011-08-02


2 Yr old urinate through nappy

Almost every early morning around two my little one wakes up soaked in wee. I tried not giving her a bottle but she screams non stop until i give it to her. She also wakes up during the night drinking a bottle, before bed she can easily drink up to x3 bottles, meaning from 5pm - 8pm.. I do change her nappy before I put her down, but this is not working.
Any advice or suggestions would be apprecaited

Expert's Reply



It appears that your little girl is drinking far too much milk and it is not surprising that she wets her nappy like this at night. She may be drinking more than 1 litre of milk from 5pm onwards.It is only when you she reduces her milk intake that her urine output will become less.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011-08-02

Hi Aims

We had the exact same problem. What we did is to reduce the amount of tea (our son drinks rooibos) in the nightbottles, We reduced it over time until he now gets only about 70 ml in the bottle and that keeps him dry. But, we change his nappy at 23h00. He also gets only 250 before bed in total, and we give him one bottle of 50 ml while dressing into pajamas and then 200 ml before bed. You need to be a bit strict about it. We''ve started telling him that the mean old squirrel stole his milky when he asks for a second bottle at bedtime and that seems to work. he is 2.5 years old, so he can understand that. It take some management initially, but just stick to it and it will improve in time.

best of luck!

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