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Old 03-06-2019, 09:48 AM
 
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How can an eight year old, who has worn a diaper every night of his life, not be able to put this on himself? Why would he need help?
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:44 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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We have always used family for babysitting but have an event coming up that we need to find a regular babysitter for my 3 boys, 2, 4, & 8. The older 2 still wet the bed and are in diapers at night. Pull ups/ underjams leak which they hate, so we still put them in diapers before bed. My question is, is it appropriate to ask a babysitter to diaper the older 2? Or would it be better to wait till we get home and hope they haven't wet yet? Asked my SIL and she see's no issue with it but I'm just not sure. I really don't think they boys would care as it's been a regular part of there routine forever.
You can't just change the sheets? I had cousins that wet the bed for quite some time and that's what they did. No harm no foul.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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You can't just change the sheets? I had cousins that wet the bed for quite some time and that's what they did. No harm no foul.
Could we? Sure. But that doesn't work well for our family. For multiple reasons.

Boys are not as well rested when sleeping on wet sheets
Wastes tons of water
Creates extra work that takes time our busy schedule doesn't allow
# 1 reason, my boys get very upset if the sheets get wet as in there mind they didn't wet the bed unless the actual bed gets wet. Wet diapers don't count in there opinion.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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# 1 reason, my boys get very upset if the sheets get wet as in there mind they didn't wet the bed unless the actual bed gets wet. Wet diapers don't count in there opinion.


Are they developmentally delayed???
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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Are they developmentally delayed???

Not in any other way than bedwetting. They have been in diapers every night of there lives. We have tried pull ups a few times and when they leak and very seldomly the diapers leak they get really upset. What does that have to do with being developmentally delayed? My nephews the same way.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Not in any other way than bedwetting. They have been in diapers every night of there lives. We have tried pull ups a few times and when they leak and very seldomly the diapers leak they get really upset. What does that have to do with being developmentally delayed? My nephews the same way.
The idea that they don't understand that they are "wetting the bed" unless the actual bed is wet is very odd. I'm asking if they have cognitive disabilities.

What potty training techniques did you try?
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 AM
 
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Could we? Sure. But that doesn't work well for our family. For multiple reasons.

Boys are not as well rested when sleeping on wet sheets
Wastes tons of water
Creates extra work that takes time our busy schedule doesn't allow
# 1 reason, my boys get very upset if the sheets get wet as in there mind they didn't wet the bed unless the actual bed gets wet. Wet diapers don't count in there opinion.
Wet diapers don't count? WTF?
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 AM
 
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Not in any other way than bedwetting. They have been in diapers every night of there lives. We have tried pull ups a few times and when they leak and very seldomly the diapers leak they get really upset. What does that have to do with being developmentally delayed? My nephews the same way.
For ME, YMMV, I would roll with this upset. "Oh yah honey, you are bummed that the bed is wet. Some stuff stinks, ya know? Don't worry. You will grow out of it. " Then one of their routines would be to toss the sheets in the washer. While there is no problem/shame with bed wetting, I would not want to inadvertently encourage it or fail to encourage developing past it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 AM
 
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The idea that they don't understand that they are "wetting the bed" unless the actual bed is wet is very odd. I'm asking if they have cognitive disabilities.

What potty training techniques did you try?
More likely is that they have an inkling that bed wetting is "bad" (quotes because it could be any negative association... undesirable...) and have an "out" in their heads.
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