Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dry Nights

A few nights ago Kayley really wanted to wear underwear to bed (they normally still wear Pull-ups to bed).  She's woken up dry a lot lately so I decided to give it a try.  Of course, Olivia (who also has woken up dry many times) wanted to wear underwear, too.  I put a waterproof mattress protector on both beds, then their sheets, and then another protector (the crib-size ones from way back) on top of that.  I figured then if they wet the bed in the middle of the night, all I'd have to do is peel off the first protector and they'd be good to go, no changing of sheets required.

When Paul got up at 4:00, I got up and went to take them potty.  Olivia was still dry, I took her, she went, and I put her back to bed.  Then I checked Kayley and she was wet.  And she partially missed the protector and had the top sheet and comforter kind of tucked under her so those got wet but not the fitted sheet.  So I changed her jammies and tore off the top sheet and comforter and just threw a blanket over her for the remainder of the night.  When they got up for the day they were both still dry.

So we tried again last night and they both stayed dry all night!  I took the potty at 11:00 before I went to bed, and I contemplated taking them again at 4:00, but I was just too tired and figured if they often go from 9:00 until 8:00 or later, the can make it from 11:00 on.  Luckily, I was right, but I don't think I'll get that lucky most nights.  Normally I would just wait until 4:00 or whenever I happen to get up to pee myself, but last night when they went to bed they refused to go potty right before so that's why I took them at 11:00.

Two dry nights in row for Olivia and one for Kayley.

1 comment:

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Hope that's the start of another new era (referencing your last post) for you!