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water before bed EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
6th Feb '13

This might be extremely stupid but my friend said she doesn't give her child any liquid before bed and I have never heard of this lol. This seems really weird to me. I give my son a small amount of sleepy time tea or water and he seems to be doing just fine. He is mostly potty trained to. Is this a common thing? Should I start doing this?



It kinda seems mean. What if he gets thirsty?



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THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
6th Feb '13

i don't think it's that strange. i know lots who don't allow their kids to have anything after a certain time. my parents had to do this with me because i had a bed wetting problem.

doors33 1 child; Tonawanda, New York 478 posts
6th Feb '13

I'd just keep doing what you're doing if it seems to work for you. Don't just stop giving your kid water before bed because that's what your friend does... that's kind of a dumb reason....

ashleeoh 2 kids; Tucson, Arizona 2612 posts
6th Feb '13

A lot of parents stop drinks before bed to try and prevent bed wetting. Most of the people I know who do this will give their kids a few sips of water if they end up being thirsty, just not a whole glass or large amount.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting doors33:" I'd just keep doing what you're doing if it seems to work for you. Don't just stop giving your kid water before bed because that's what your friend does... that's kind of a dumb reason...."


Thank you for your amazing insightful words.
I did not say I was going to do this. I do not know what is recommended or what I should be doing. I was simply asking for advice and opinions... >.>

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
6th Feb '13

I can't stand hearing about parents that restrict their child's fluids before bed. My housemate doesn't give her kids any liquids after 5pm or 'they will wet the bed'
It's so horrible.



I personally feel that they aren't properly ready for night-time toilet training if you have to limit fluids just to have them not wet the bed

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting ashleeoh:" A lot of parents stop drinks before bed to try and prevent bed wetting. Most of the people I know who ... [snip!] ... know who do this will give their kids a few sips of water if they end up being thirsty, just not a whole glass or large amount."


See that is what I was wondering about! I was more wondering about the whole being thirsty thing. XD I didn't know if they refused to let them have any or what.



Sorry, I realize this is a stupid question

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
6th Feb '13

We have to do this with our almost 5 year old or else he will wet the bed. I sometimes let him have some water but usually when I do he ends up wetting the bed.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" I can't stand hearing about parents that restrict their child's fluids before bed. My housemate doesn't ... [snip!] ... that they aren't properly ready for night-time toilet training if you have to limit fluids just to have them not wet the bed"


That is kind of what I was thinking. Honestly. I had never heard of this.
It seemed kind of mean. 5PM!? That is really early! That absurd to me. My friend that does it, does it after 8PM... and even then idk. If I was thirsty I would prefer having something to drink. D:

doors33 1 child; Tonawanda, New York 478 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" Thank you for your amazing insightful words. I did not say I was going to do this. I do not know what ... [snip!] ... do this. I do not know what is recommended or what I should be doing. I was simply asking for advice and opinions... >.>"


I know, but you did say "should I start doing this?" in the original post, so I thought that was part of the question. Sorry if I offended you, I really didn't mean to at all.

Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
6th Feb '13

No dont do it. it's done to stop kids who piss the bed at night. If your kid isent doing it, you don't need to ban liquids

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting doors33:" I know, but you did say "should I start doing this?" in the original post, so I thought that was part of the question. Sorry if I offended you, I really didn't mean to at all. "


Its ok XD I understand, we are over the internet and it's hard to gage how each other sounds. I was more just wondering if it would help the potty training process but at the same time. I would feel horrible so I dont think I could.

ashleeoh 2 kids; Tucson, Arizona 2612 posts
6th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting EpicThunderCat!:</b>" See that is what I was wondering about! I was more wondering about the whole being thirsty thing. XD ... [snip!] ... being thirsty thing. XD I didn't know if they refused to let them have any or what. Sorry, I realize this is a stupid question"</blockquote>




It's not stupid. I think it would be mean to force your kid to be thirsty, but I don't think it's wrong to reduce the amount of liquids a kid gets before bed. I was a huge bed wetter and I would have much rather been a little thirsty then wet the bed, but honestly whether I drank a gallon of water before bed or drank nothing I would wet the bed either way. My daughter always has a cup of water next to her bed. She rarely wets and also rarely drinks any of the water.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting ashleeoh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting EpicThunderCat!:</b>" See that is what I was wondering about! ... [snip!] ... bed either way. My daughter always has a cup of water next to her bed. She rarely wets and also rarely drinks any of the water."


Hmm interesting. My son is only 2 1/2 and mostly potty trained during the day but he is scared of public toilets(wont potty in public) and I havent really been working on night times but he is only 2 1/2 so I am not really worried.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
6th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting EpicThunderCat!:</b>" Thank you for your amazing insightful words. I did not say I was going to do this. I do not know what ... [snip!] ... do this. I do not know what is recommended or what I should be doing. I was simply asking for advice and opinions... >.>"</blockquote>



You said "should I start doing this?"