potty training and night time

United States
August 13, 2007 11:29am CST
When you potty trained your toddler what did you do at night? Did you keep them in diapers until they were fully potty trained during the day? We are using diapers but i don't want to set her back because she is doing really well during the day. We stop giving her anything to drink up to an hour before but she still wakes up with a full diaper.
2 responses
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
13 Aug 07
You could try waking her a couple of times in the night to go to the bathroom. I know of a few people who tried this, and it worked for them. It was just to get their child to get used to waking in the night if they had to use the bathroom. There are underwear with a plastic that goes on around it in cas of accidents, or pullups. We used pullups. I had one kid that always woke up crying, half awake but aware he needed to use the bathroom but was always disoriented. SO we learned when he woke whining he needed to be pointed in the direction of the bathroom. Our other one either held it or had an accident. It was always 50/50 with him. BUt he never woke or bothered if he had an accident. He just kept on sleeping.BUt we tried a few times to wake him and make him ise the bathroom if he fell asleep and didn't use the bathroom. It worked. We were very tired but it was worth it to not have to change sheets and deal with potty that early in the morning. I agree diapers are kind of a setback. It was that way with us. BUt you do what you have to. Potty training is a difficult business.
• United States
13 Aug 07
That is the truth about it being a difficult business. Thanks for sharing what you did with your family. I think I will try the pull ups instead of using the diapers. hopefully that won't be as bad as the diapers.
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I started training my son to use the potty when he turned two. He caught on really well, but I still would place a diaper on him until he quit using the bathroom at night. He is three now, and he doesn't need a diaper, he is fine now, and never pees the bed. I don't think using a diaper will set her back, it is just a precausion. But, if you believe so, then maybe buy some pull ups. They will make her feel like a big girl. And when you put her to bed, tell her, "be a big girl and don't pee in your big girl pants. If you gotta go pee, wake me up." This always worked of me.
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• United States
13 Aug 07
thanks for sharing your thoughts about this and your experience. Its always nice to hear what other did in the same situation. Thank you