HELP I REALLY NEED SOME GOOD POTTY TRAINING ADVICE . AND HOW CAN I MOVE MY SON TO THE NEXT STEP OF NO CUP AT NIGHT WHEN HE JUST CRIES UNTIL I GIVE IN. WHAT SHOULD I DO BECASUE THIS IS INTETRFERING WITH THE POTTY TRAINING.
Some kids don't night train for a few years (or more) after day training and that is perfectly ok. I wouldn't w/hold fluids from a thirsty child.
You never said how old he is, but since potty training is mentioned I'm assuming he's between 2 and 4? Some kids do stay dry through the night at this age (my 2 year 9 month old son has been for a month), but many don't (his sisters didn't even START staying dry at night til 4.5).
Personally I'd just wait it out. He will stay dry at night when he is ready.
Ganesa - posted on 01/07/2011
How old is your son? As hard and cruel as it sounds, the method that worked best for me is to simply throw the sippy cups out. Of course he will keep crying and whining when he knows you will give in but if he sees you throw the cup (s) out, and I would do it in front of him and tell him to say good bye to them, then when he wants it at night, your response is easy. "The cup is gone. You're a big boy now. No more cups at bedtime" Offer a small drink , only water of course, at bedtime and make sure to say "This is your last drink, no more tonight" If your son has a lovey, a stuffy or a blanket (my kids didn't but some do) they can have that or you can offer something new. I used to let my girls have a clown doll of mine that they could only have at special times ie./times of transition or when they were sick. Potty training can be tough, but it's usually a matter of consistency on our part, taking the training pants off ( I hated the invention of pull-ups to be honest) and making sure you are getting them to the toilet every hour or so. Praise and encouragement (don't go overboard, it's expected they'll learn, they're not explaining quantam theory or anything) and small rewards helped me. Don't stress though, kids will train in time...and if they feel really pressured that hurts as opposed to helps. Toilet use, eating, sleeping...these are the things kids control and they know it, so relax as much as you can, but be consistent...and patient. You don't see a lot of 5 or 6 year olds in diapers after all. :)
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