I have never met a kid who generates more urine than my son. In his defense he is also the thirstiest kid I have ever laid eyes on, that does not have diabetes. Yes, I had him checked, I was THAT concerned. The boy is potty trained for the most part. He wears big boy undies and goes pee in the toilet all day. He only wears a diaper for his nap and to sleep at night. The problem is he pees through his diaper EVERY night. I'm serious, 5 out of 7 nights a week, he wakes up with wet pjs...and sheets...and blankets....that all have to be laundered. I have tried cutting his liquids off at 6 (he goes to sleep at 8). I have tried overnight diapers, even in a size 6. He pees at least 2-3 times between when he finishes dinner and when he goes to bed, so what gives?
Last night I put him down at 7:45pm. He had just peed after his bath. At 8:30 I hear him calling me. "Mommy, I NEED you!" I knew nothing good could come of this. I go into his room to discover him standing in his crib, pants and diaper removed and thrown on the floor. His shirt was wet and he had peed in his bed. WTH??? When I asked him why he had taken his diaper off he said, "There was too much mess in dare mommy". Um, I picked up the diaper. It was dry. My guess was, he had to pee and thought he could do it himself, but then realized he doesn't know how to escape from the confines of the crib, and it just happened. I changed him, let him go potty in the toilet some more, diapered him and put him back to bed at 9pm. He woke up at 5am having peed through his diaper.
I'm at a loss. I feel it is torture to tell a thirsty kid that he can't have any water. I also feel it is torture to have to wash his dang bedding and jams a million times a week and to be woken up at 5 am with my toddler crying because his clothes are wet, so what's a mom to do? What are some viable options? The only 2 things I can think of are calling up NASA and getting my hands on some of those adult-cross-country-don't-even-have-to-stop diapers or this ...
Oh, in case you aren't fluent in Japanese it is a pee-sucker-upper for use in outer space (in a nut shell).