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tips on night potty training?

My daughter was daytime trained early ... 19 months... we didn't bother with bedtime/naptime at that point because she was so young, couldn't get up on her own, get on the potty on her own, and couldn't hold it too long...
Now she's 2 1/2 and she hasn't had an accident in AGES, but she will pee in her "night diaper" if it's on, even if she's wide awake (she's starting to fight naps, but even after no sleep, will have a wet diaper). To me that was a sign we need to get rid of the diapers because she's even doing it consciously...

Any tips on this process? The challenges we're facing are that she shares a room with her sister, she so far doesn't get out of bed unless we come get her (she's capable of doing it in the daylight, but for some reason won't at bedtime or naptime, which has actually been a good thing so far). What are some of your stories?

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Asked by EmilySusan at 2:51 PM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • No food or drinks 1-1.5 hrs before bedtime

    Answer by Jademom07 at 2:55 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Take away the diapers. No drinks an hour before bedtime and have her use the bathroom before she goes to bed. Keep in mind though that some kids still have accidents while they are asleep because they sleep too soundly to wake up and go to the bathroom. Don't stress over it and don't punish for it. Just make sure they have protective covering on their mattress and be prepared to wash sheets on a daily basis. It will all happen in time.


    Answer by collinsmommy_06 at 3:05 PM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Just DO it! LOL. Our son actually did really well! It may go alot better than you fear. One great tip is if you have a waterproof mattress cover, put on one set of sheets, the mattress pad and then another set of sheets. When/If there is an accident in the middle of the night, just rip them off, change her clothes and back to bed she goes and you can deal with the mess the next morning.

    Also, be sure if she does wet the first couple of times, really say oh, yuck! that feels really bad, huh? We need to make sure we make it to the potty next time. Remember to always call for mommy and daddy if you need to go, ok? I always reminded my son that before bed and he's been trained for, what? 3 months, with 5 accidents in that amount of time, and that includes from the first night on... best of luck to you!!!

    Answer by Miracle_pg at 11:44 PM on Nov. 11, 2009

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