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Night time potty training.

How do you do it? What are the steps?


Asked by mommy_of_two388 at 10:11 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • We just stopped giving fluids about an hour before bedtime and make sure they went to the potty right before bed. If they ask for a drink between that hour before bed just give them a few sips to satisfy their thirst rather than a whole cup. We stuck with diaper/pull up at night until they were regularly waking up dry. I also made sure they were able to get to the potty at night just in case either leaving the light on in the bathroom or having a nightlight.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 10:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • We took away any diapers/pull ups. Then limit drinks to one or two sips ONLY after dinner, and bathroom time right before bed. We'd then wake him up right before we went to bed about midnight or so and he'd make it till morning. We did this for a month or two, then stopped waking him (still continued the drink limiting and bathroom before bed), and he woke up dry.

    *shrugs* worked for us

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • oh PS make sure you have a waterproof liner on the mattress under the sheets in case he does have an accident!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • This is so tough! My youngest just went dry overnight on her own. My middle struggled with occasionally wetting until he was 5, but it was hit and miss, and we didn't really train him at all. Just when his diapers started being dry overnight, we removed them. We talked a lot to the kids about trying to wake up if they feel the urge, and go to the bathroom. We limited fluids too.

    But our youngest was another story! Early at everything else, overnight training was NOT one of them. We worked the whole year she was 6 to try to get her dry overnight. We limited the drinks, we let her go w/o diapers to see if the wetting would wake her (NOPE!) and we tried waking her every night around midnight. She tried SO HARD. She would wet and sleep right through it. Then shortly after she turned 7, it got better and better and in one month, she got dry overnight. Crazy.

    Answer by SandyHack at 10:56 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • I am going to try this. Great advice ladies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Jan. 16, 2011