Overnight Potty training, how do you do it?

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I need suggestions on how to get my son potty trained over night. He is 3 1/2 and has been potty trained during the day for almost a year now. I thought he would just start waking up dry once in awhile then we could approach taking the pull ups away all together. Unfortunately he LOVES peeing in his pull up (he never poops in them). He has a one year old sister and wants to be like her, a baby. He does not want to be a big boy. Do we ignore the fact that he loves peeing in his pull up and just let him continue to wear them OR do we take them away and enforce potting training over night? If that is the case, how do I do that? Do I get him up every few hours and take him to the potty? All advice is appreciated.


Heather - posted on 10/15/2010




Limit water before bed and no juice or milk after dinner time at all. Some kids need a sleepy pee pee before mom and dad go to bed, you can put them in training pants (my fav are blueberry trainers) you can put a waterproof pad under them (my fav is swaddlebees all purpose pad) and have towels near the bed so if there is an accident then rather then changeing sheets in middle of nite you can just layer up towels on the accident adn deal with it in the morning. I found with many of my friends who kept diapers on their kids at night after they were day trained it took a really long time (4-9 years) to keep them dry at night but myself and my friends who got diapers off at night at roughly the same time as they did during the day had no huge problems with night training. Good luck

Jennifer - posted on 10/07/2010




i actually just had this same conversation with my pediatrician about my daughter. She will be 4 in december. The pediatrician informed me that many children to not fully overnight train until between the ages of 4 and 5, and some can be as old as 7. i think your son will have to be the one to show you that he is ready by waking up dry.


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Sue - posted on 10/15/2010




My twins are 3 and a half and are still in overnight nappies. They have been out of daytime nappies for quite some time. I am not concerned in the least. They will be dry overnight in their own time.

Debra - posted on 10/07/2010




My Sandor aged 4 is night dry and has been for about 6 months, we have set backs when he is ill and we are pushing the liquids which is expected. Yet he now gets upet if he wets the bed ( he thinks I will get upset). When he is well, if he wets the bed he is asked strongly ( not shouting) why I am having to wash his bedding and told he is a very dirty boy and then the next night is put back in nappies ( not pullups) cause babies wear nappies not big boys. he is woken every night at midnight without fail and now he needs to go at that time and is willing to go.

Sheila - posted on 10/06/2010




Zoe is potty trained in the day but wears pull ups at night and when she wears pull ups she doesn't go to the pot.
I had years of bad sleep with her so intend, for now to leave her in pull ups at night until she starts to consistently have dry nappies in the morning. We have had a couple which I have congratulated her on and reinforce that she should use her potty rather than the nappy. At the moment I will go with the flow and let it happen when it happens as I did with potty training in the day. Might be another story next year! Sx

Lydia - posted on 10/05/2010




My Ian is an expert in going potty during the day. He uses underwear all day, but we had accidents while sleeping. We use pull ups at night. We try to make him go potty before bed. and he does go. I will keep him in overnight pull ups until they are dry every morning .

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