Pull-up's at night for potty training?
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Christina - posted on 06/03/2009
I just did the 3 day potty training with my two year old daughter (my sister in law and several of her friends have done it too) and the author is strongly against using pull ups at any time. We actually haven't used diapers of any kind since May 22nd and she is doing great! She wakes up at nap time and in the morning dry. She did have one accident at night time but it was my fault as I wasn't paying enough attention at her downing a cup of milk right before we brushed her teeth and put her to bed. Good Luck!!
Alecia - posted on 06/04/2009
I used pull-ups for both my son and daughter at night and it worked great. They both eventually would stay dry through the night. After a few nights in a row, of being dry, we started keeping them in underwear. It worked great for us, and didn't take long to get either on of them out of the pull-ups. One thing we also did for the night-time training was make sure they didn't drink one hour before bed and used the bathroom right before bed. Then in the morning we just made it routine to get up and go straight to the bathroom. Between the two kids we have maybe had 5 bed wetting incidents-most when they had an illness.
Rita - posted on 06/04/2009
When I was potty training my son, at first we did the pull-ups 24/7, moved to big boy underwear during the day and pull ups at night, (as a just in case and there were many times I was thankful for them!). As he got used to the idea I began to ask him at night if he wanted a big boy underwear at night or a pull up. Some times he chose a pull up and some times he chose a pair of undies. There were a couple of over night accidents but those seemed to help reinforce the idea of potty in the toilet not the bed way better than any fancy feels-cold-when-you-go pull ups. So I say, at first, definetly pull ups and when you and your child feel more comfortable with the potty routine and they wake up in the monings dry more often than not, go ahead and try the big kid undies. Patience is key, it is all worth it. GOOD LUCK!
Jill - posted on 06/04/2009
We used pull-ups at night until she had a few dry nights. Now she was wear undies to bed. Now we're stuck in a "getting her up about midnight" to go pottie cycle but when we don't, she wets the bed. Doesn't matter how much or how little she drinks at night. Hope to get outta that soon, I'm tired!
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Elaine - posted on 07/27/2012
My 3 year old son uses pull-ups at night, but I am about to transition him to wearing his boxers at night as well, because he is starting to get a little confused and going pee in them before I change him into his boxers in the morning. As long as they don't have any late night drinks, they should be dry. He does really good all day and on road trips in his boxers, so I think he is ready to go for completely dry and no pull-ups.
Carmen - posted on 06/04/2009
When is the best time to start potty training? My son just turned 2 in April , he's curoius we;ve put him on th epotty but he will not stay on for more than a msecond and he wants to go play.
If he is showing interest just go at his pace. Put him on potty before getting dressed, before shower, after naps, before bed. make sure you are telling him what the potty is for and ask him if he wants to try. if he can't verbalize that he wants to try, he is probably too young, but if he is curious let him check it out. my biggest advice is when he seems to be more ready try underwear, not pull ups. And be very consistent, try for a week and if he does good great! If not take a week break and then try again. Good Luck!
Carmen - posted on 06/04/2009
I say no. I would just us a diaper at night, until they start waking up dry. I think pull-ups are very confusing for little ones. They give them a sense of being a big girl or boy, but when they have an accident they know they did but can't feel it...no natural consequence. When you wet your pants, you should be wet. I suggest big boy and girl underwear, and diapers for night time. You can talk to your child about the diaper as you put it on and let them know as soon as you start waking up dry in the morning we will get rid of the diaper. won't that be exciting! make it a big deal when they accomplish that too! good Luck!
Marta - posted on 06/04/2009
I just finished potty training my son (3.5 yrs)! Yey! We used pullups during the night but as soon as we noticed a pattern of him staying dry through the night we took him off the pullups completely, he hasn't had an accident yet. The best advice for night time training was advice I got from my mom "don't give them anything to drink at least half and hour to an hour before bed and make sure they go before bedtime!" It worked wonderfully. You're daughter might be different though and she may need more time with the night time thing. I had my son potty trained in only a few weeks just by reminding him that he should go potty and after a couple of days he had it figured out when he needed to go pee. Now he knows no matter what he needs to go do! Good luck!
Bridget - posted on 06/03/2009
I am currently using the Good Nites which are like pull ups for older kids. My son is a good deal bigger than his age suggests, taller anyway. So far, we've had good results with this. We have already transitioned to napping, when he naps, in underwear.
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