Sadly our initial successes with night-time dryness haven’t been sustained. I told you a few weeks ago that we were giving it a go and to begin with things went reasonably well. Then we started to have problems with school swimming lessons and J’s confidence started to take a nose dive. I guess it’s inevitable that problems in life would manifest themselves in other ways. When we first tried some years ago, we had 9 dry nights in a row and then he had his MMR booster and it all went to pot. After some weeks of washing bed linen all the time, we went back to nappies. Now we find ourselves doing the same thing. J has been involved in this decision and seems happy with it which is good as I would hate to dent his confidence anymore at the moment.
It might be that J just isn’t ready. He is 7 years old, but his father wasn’t reliably dry till 8 and his uncle even later apparently. They do say these things run in families, so we may be just trying to rush things. J remains reluctant to consider the medical investigation route, so we are leaving things as they are for now and just going back to nappies.
It was nice last night to wake up to J having dry sheets after going back to the nappy. I had got sick of everything smelling of wee every morning and we were having to wash bed linen and pyjamas every day or so. I’m going to have to stock up on nappies again I think as I only have a few in the house. We are lucky in that we are still able to use size 6 nappies and haven’t got to buy special pyjama pants at the moment as they tend to be more expensive. H is very slim at the moment so he has no trouble fitting in. What we are trying to encourage is not using the nappy before he goes to sleep (yes he was being that lazy). We are also trying to get into a routine of trying for a wee immediately before lights out, previously he went before his quiet time. Hopefully, this will take the pressure off the nappy and will mean that it leeks less often.