how do i get my 4yr old to wake up in the middle of the night to potty?

Stephanie - posted on 05/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am trying to get tips on getting my 4 year old son to wake up in the middle of the night to go potty. He is fully trained during the day time but I cannot seem to figure out how to get night time trained.

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get up in the middle of the night, every so many hrs and take him to go potty. I did this with mine. they were still half asleep but i would stand them up (boys) at the toilet and help them pull their pants down and tell them to go potty. Or put him on the potty chair and say go potty. It takes time and devotion on this. Believe me, I know

Medic - posted on 05/11/2012

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You don't. When he is ready his body will just get it. Trying to force it will just make both of you lose sleep and make you frustrated and him feel like he has failed. My son all day trained when he was 24 months but didn't completely night train consistantly till closer to 5. He would be dry for a week then have an accident like this for a few years. One night he just got it and was done with pull ups at night.

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