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My daughter wakes often at night and leaves her room and while we are sleeping she will either watch t.v. or eat or drink. She is almost 6 and still wears a pull-up for bed time. When she goes to school in the morning and has been up for a good part of the night, she gets in trouble at school a lot from being over-tired. Also, when she gets up to get a drink, she usually will wet her pull-up. This makes bed time toilet training hard. I thought of putting a lock of some kind on her door, like a door-knob cover, but afraid that will hinder her toilet training. What do I do??????????? HELP!!!!!!!!

asked 14 Jan '11, 04:54

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I don't have any personal experience with a 6 year old, but have you talked to her about how important her sleep is and let her know that when it's night time, she needs to stay in her bedroom and rest. If its a matter of her learning when its ok to leave her bedroom this clock may be a helpful teaching guide.

As for the potty training/drink issue, can you put a potty in her bedroom for her to use when she needs it and a cup of juice?

Another idea would be to try to set up a reward chart with stickers for her. Set a small goal with her and let her put stickers up on her chart whenever she stays in her bedroom (and keeps her pullup dry) for a whole night and then let her have a special treat whenever she reaches her goal. Whenever she reaches a goal, keep adding more and more days to it until she stays in her bedroom at all times. This has worked very well for my 5 year old niece who doesn't like to sleep in her bed :)

Good luck!

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answered 14 Jan '11, 13:53

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@Shannon this is a good answer, I would copy and paste it to the other copy of this question. Sorry I had to choose one to close and there was one answer on each one.

(14 Jan '11, 22:10) Tammy ♦♦
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