how do u night potty train?

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I think you just need to let it happen when your child is ready. I was so excited to have my oldest potty trained, that I wasn't that concerned about night time for a while. I had read that one of the biggest signs of readiness was the child waking up dry. If that was the case, my 13yr old would still be in diapers...LOL. A friend of mine found out by accident that her daughter was only wetting her diapers when dhe wore them. She kept pulling them off herself at night and staying dry. I tried telling my daughter (who was almost 4-1/2) that she needed to wear her big girl panties at night now, that her friends did, etc, and that was it. We had 1-2 accidents the first week just from forgetting she was in panties, but no accidents ever since. Turns out she was being lazy, knowing the diaper was there. My younger daughter potty trained so late (she was 3-1/2) that I thought she'd take another year or 2 before she would potty train at night. About 2 months after potty training she asked to wear panties at night like her sister. I was nervous and didn't want her to try since she potty trained so late and was still new to not wearing a diaper. I said ok, and she did great! When they want to, they seem to do it just fine (unless they are not physically ready which is possible too). As for no drinks, I used to do that too. I used to say no drinks before bed, but I found out my husband was letting my daughter drink because she really wanted water. She still did just fine, since I never knew! I think waking them up to potty is getting them into a bad habit. Just my opinion though. Good luck!

Karen - posted on 11/11/2009

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Quoting amanda:

how do u night potty train?




My two kids were potty trained at night and everything, nio accidents at age 2. The trick for us was potty before bed,then no drinks after that. Then we would get them up before we went to bed for one last time. If they were groggy or didn't go then we stopped getting them up. this only took like 3-4 times. And then as sooon as I would hear them up I would rush themm to the bathroom.And I'm FIRM on no pullups. once you put them in underwear there's no goin' back in my book. Good luck and remember there are no twenty year olds that still wet the bed. (I guess in rare cases:)

Amy - posted on 10/29/2009

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My son would wear undies during the day but at night I would put on a pullup until I noticed that his pullups were dry in the morning. Its just something that they do on their own.

Rebecca - posted on 11/11/2009

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I hate to say NO liquids after supper. You can get mighty thirsty! LIMIT liquids. I agree to go potty right before bed.



The other thing to remember is that night time potty training can take MUCH, MUCH longer than staying dry during the day. It is very easy to sleep through wetting. Think about some times when you wake up and have that "gotta go" feeling. If you are a toddler or preschooler, the actual release of urine may just come too quickly for them to wake up to use the potty.



As for needing a sippy cup. #1 ONLY water for the sake of her teeth, I hope. Start making the amount smaller and smaller until there is just a swallow. You might also try to say that it would be good not to drink it all but have it by the bed just in case she needs a drink in the night. If she is sucking on it to self-soothe, maybe a stuffed animal or blankie or even a teether for her to suck on would be a good alternative.



Hope this helps!

ZARRI - posted on 10/29/2009

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STOP SERVING BEVERAGES AFTER A CERTAIN HOUR AND WAKE CHILD UP THROUGH OUT THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT ..

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Vivian - posted on 10/31/2009

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usually you train a child with love and you wake up in the night to go to the bathroom for yourself, wake her up also just as you would carry her to the bathroom in the day with you, soon she will recieve the message you are tring to get over to her. don't give up be patient.

Jane - posted on 10/31/2009

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As soon as I took the pull ups away he started staying dry more nights. Pull ups are designed to not let the child feel the wetness. They need to know that they are wetting themselves so they can stop. Have them wear an oversized shirt or pj bottoms without any underwear. They will stop faster because they don't like the feeling.

Amy - posted on 10/31/2009

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Quoting amanda:

thank you all but what if she has to have her sippie to go to bed? she will not lay down with out it


My son is the same...try cutting the fluid down to maybe half or less. Cut off all other fluids about 3hrs before night night time, then give her the half (or less) filled sippy after story time when you are about to leave the room.

Naureen - posted on 10/31/2009

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It often depends upon the child's age as to how successful they are at staying dry at night. The bladder tends to be slow growing and cannot keep up with the child, so even the best intention's often end up with a wet bed.



Also, if the child is on medication for ADHD, seizures etc. the child may be in such a deep sleep that they do not respons to the signals sent by the bladder to awaken before they pee.



It may be as easy as stopping fluids after dinner (as another poster reported) but it may require a pull-up sort of protection or a night alarm attached to their underwear that is activated when it gets wet.



I suggest you check with your pediatrician to get a clean bill of health before getting too concerned.

Melissa - posted on 10/31/2009

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oh and i know some parents dont put pullups at night and thats fine. in my experience, it didnt delay the process,but if they have a regular bed and not a toddler bed with a plastic mattress, i recommend pullups until they no longer wet the bed for sure. or get a plastic mattress cover if you dont use pullups. it helps to save the mattress.

Melissa - posted on 10/31/2009

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nothing to drink two hours before bedtime. make sure they go to the bathroom before bed. if you can, set your clock about halfway through the night and make them go to the bathroom. i know that sounds hard. but it does help. let them wear undies during the day, but a pull up at night. once the pull up seems to be dry every morning for awhile, then put on undies at night.my kids didnt want to wear the pull up anymore so they were trying as hard as they can not to wet the bed.they did it on their own. and not at the same age. my daughter did it sooner than the boys.

Meri - posted on 10/30/2009

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Nothing to drink 1 hour before bed and make sure they use the potty right before sleep!! Do not attempt pull ups at night...just delays things!! you may have a few accidents but it will be easier in th long run. Good luck!

Georgina - posted on 10/30/2009

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Nothing to drink after dinner and make sure they go to the bathroom before they go to bed.

Katrina - posted on 10/30/2009

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to pout it quite simply i just forgot to change him into pull ups one night and he woke up dry has been ever since... they do it in there own time

JoLyn - posted on 10/30/2009

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My daughter is 3 and has been potty trained for several months. But she does have a sippie cup on her nightstand and does take a drink during the night. She still wears a pull up at night. You can cut off drinks (I think that is alittle harsh) let your child wear big underwear and hope s/he does not wet in the night or let them be little for a while longer and just wear the pull up to bed and wait. The will out grow it and learn to hold it all night or get up and go... really! You don't still potty your bed, right?? :)

Shaluda (Lu) - posted on 10/30/2009

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What I do is...I don't give my 3yr son any liquids after 7pm so by the time he goes to bed at nite it gives him an hour and half to go potty. I used to put pullups on him during the nite and they were dry in the morning.Which were a waste. I knew that he could hold it to the morning. I do check on him during the nite and a occassionally he will get up and go. It's just a work in process.

Rebecca - posted on 10/30/2009

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I agree with Verta. Take them during the night just as you used to give night feeds and weened them off those. Make it earlier every few days and you shouldn't have much of a problem. But, just in case, make the bed as normal with plastic sheet and sheet and then repeat it again so that if they do have an accident at night you can strip the bed and it's already made to put them back to sleep in. Patience...it will eventually happen. It took my two a couple of weeks but they got there.

Stephanie - posted on 10/29/2009

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As stated by another lady....its been a long time for me also..my daughter is 17 and my baby is 15. I do remeber though they were both VERY easy to potty train. The limiting drinks in the evening and also waking them up once before you go to be works well. Put a vinyl matress cover on the bed and they will learn. Once I took off the diapers I never put one back on. It only took a VERY FEW times of waking up wet that they realized I do not like this. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Pamela - posted on 10/29/2009

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I was really lucky with my boys, my daughter on the other hand wet the bed into grade school, till I finally took her to the chiropractor for bed wetting. That was the end of that. I would try to make sure they didn't have a bunch of liquids late in the day or before bedtime and make sure they go potty before they went to bed. They just would wake up dry. on the other hand the pull-ups are great for reaasurance.

Tammy - posted on 10/29/2009

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I think you just need to let time take its course. I have 3 boys one was fully toilet trained noght and day at 2 1/2 and another is 7 and still wets the bed at least 2 times a week my youngest is just 2 and is about to start day training. Again just wait and let them be the judge of when they are ready. You know it really isnt a big thing to worry about.

Amanda - posted on 10/29/2009

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thank you all but what if she has to have her sippie to go to bed? she will not lay down with out it

Carolyn - posted on 10/29/2009

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I told my oldest that she could wear the silky panties if she stayed dry all night. It worked like a charm. Some kids are just very sound sleepers, if this is the case don't stress out about wearing training pants or night time diapers.

Kim - posted on 10/29/2009

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If they can fully go to the bathroom during the day without reminders then it will naturally come at night. You may have to use pull ups for a week or two. Limit water so that they have nothing to drink at least one hour before bed. Once they wake up 4 days in a row with dry pull ups then they are ready to wear underwear to bed. The key is limiting the fluid intake before bed and making sure they pee right before they go to bed. All 3 of my kids were around 2 1/2 when I potty trained them and it took about 1 to 2 weeks before they wore underwear to bed. However, from the first day of potty training them I had them in underwear all day long, then pull ups at night. Good luck!

Naderia - posted on 10/29/2009

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what worked best is not to give them nothin to drink after 7 and make them use the potty before they go to sleep

Wendy - posted on 10/29/2009

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Well, it been a long time for me because my baby turned eighteen this year but... limit drinks before bed. So, no cup or bottle when they go to bed. Get in the habit of visiting the potty before bed. Before you go to bed try to get them on the potty again and first thing in the morning. Pull ups are good. They were not around when my guys were training but really push the praise and remind them the are big boys or girls now.

Christine - posted on 10/29/2009

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You need to wake up every couple of hours and get your child up to sit on the potty if you would like this problem to go away.... I had my daughter fully potty trained in less than a week, she just turned 3..... In the past 3 months she has only had 2 accidents at night.... Another thing to try is after say dinner time don't give them anymore flluids...

Trisha - posted on 10/29/2009

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I am training my daughter at night right now and out of 7 nights a week she wakes up dry 6 mornings. we just limit the amount she can drink and she wears pull ups and because they have the designs on them she gets really excited to see that they are still there when she gets up in the morning. You could make a big deal about it, but dont get upset if they arent there just say well lets try tonite to stay dry. Good luck!

Brittany - posted on 10/29/2009

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I have a 2yr boy of which i feel is sucessfully potty trained, he will be 3 in Jan, and for nights all i do is cut off drinks about 1-3 yrs prior to bed time and make him go to pot before he goes to bed, and he makes it through the night. and i keep on his big boy underwear, to me with putting him on pull ups it give him the ok to use the restroom on himself.

Amy - posted on 10/29/2009

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My son would wear undies during the day but at night I would put on a pullup until I noticed that his pullups were dry in the morning. Its just something that they do on their own.

Robin - posted on 10/29/2009

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When my daughter was little, she had the same issue with being potty trained. At night, I put a pull-up on her instead of a diaper. After a while, I would start getting her up in the middle of the night to go, because a lot of kids will sleep so soundly, they won't know they have to go. It takes time, but it will happen and eventually your little one won't need diapers or pull-ups at night. It also helps not to give liquids within 2 hours or so of bedtime.

Toni - posted on 10/29/2009

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You don't.I just put my daughter in panties. I had to get up a couple of nights to change bedding but my daughter eventually got tired of wetting herself and she stopped. Also helps to have them go to potty right before bed. Most of all don't worry about it it will happen.

Verta - posted on 10/29/2009

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Hello, i find it helpful when you put them down for the night to take them, as well as wake them up around 11pm to go again and they should be fine till 7am. i trained alot of kids that way while babysitting and taking care of my own child..

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I need to know as well! My daughter has been potty trained for over a year but I CANNOT get her out of a diaper at night. HELP!!

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