potty training[at night]

Tracy - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my 2 year old is potty trained.. she knows how to use the potty during the day, but at night she is still peeing herself. so im still having to use pampers at night, and during her naps!

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Lady - posted on 12/07/2009

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night time potty trainning quite often takes a lot longer than day time especially if they are younger when they start to be dry during the day and two is quite young. my first son was day potty trained at two and a half but continued to need night time pull ups for another year where as my two daughters were not potty trained until almost three and were dry through the night very soon after. all children are different but there is no need to worry about night time dryness until at the earliest four years old - if you want to help the natrual process you could try limiting the amount of fluids she has in the evening - don't let her go thirsty but just don't let her over indulge.

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Tanya - posted on 12/12/2009

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My son is potty trained as well during the day, he is now refusing to wear pull ups so I am forced to train him for night. This is what I am doing, I have been doing this for two weeks, so far so good.
I take him before he goes to bed, I take him again when I go to bed, even if he is not fully awake, I sit him on the toilet. I leave him there for a few minutes and then I take him off, even if he hasn't gone. Like I was saying, he is refusing to wear a pull up, so I am forced to do this, otherwise we may have accidents. He was dry about 90% of the time at night, so he is so ready for night time training.

Zoe - posted on 12/07/2009

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Hi Tracy,
I'm in the same boat. Lucie has been using the toilet consistently throughout thr day since she was 2. She is now 2 and a half and we still use nappies during naps and at night. I have the added issue of her not wanting to do a poo on the toilet, not sure why, she's not scared of using the loo thats for sure, She'll only poo in a nappy.
I think half the issue is that she isn't ready to give up the night time sippy cup in bed and honestly I don't think I quite have the energy to handle the tantrums if I take it away.
I've heard from some mums that you need to start with that (taking away night time drinks), then take them to the loo before bed, then again later in the night! Others have said to wait until they start having dry nappies consistently. Who knows? I guess they will get there.
Good luck.

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