Potty Training - Hamilton,MI

Updated on October 15, 2009
J.W. asks from Hamilton, MI
6 answers

We have mastered the day time potty training. Does any one have a tips for the mastering th night time? Chloe, our daughter is 2 1/2 years old. She doesn't mind being wet, she does stay dry most of her naps in the afternoon. She only takes the one nap. I have no clue on where to start with the whole night time potty training. If you have any ideas I am open for anything.
A friend said that she got up every four hours for a week and would wake her daughter up and have her go. By the end of the week she was almost potty trained through the night. The only reason I haven't tried that is because her and her brother share a room.
So any other ideas would help.


What can I do next?

  • Add yourAnswer own comment
  • Ask your own question Add Question
  • Join the Mamapedia community Mamapedia
  • as inappropriate
  • this with your friends

More Answers



answers from Denver on

My only advice is not to worry about it. At 2 1/2 it may just be hard for her to wake up at night to go. My daughter is 4 now and it took her several months after her daytime potty training to be trained at night. I didn't put pressure on her, just limited water just before bed and had her use the potty just before bedtime. Then I just left her in pullups at night only until she had several dry nights in a row (she was about 3 1/2 when she consistently was dry through the night). It was exactly the same for my older daughter. I'm not sure there is any reason to rush night time training as long as she is trained during the day. Why put the stress on you and her.



answers from Detroit on

My son was trained for daytime for a long time (2 years, maybe?) before he could nail down the nighttime. His muscles weren't ready for nighttime until ........ he was 5 years and a month - after he started Kindergarten. Some kids go that way and there's no forcing it. Some day she'll start getting up in the night and quietly going potty by herself (she may even come back and tell you about it - always a nice thing to hear in the middle of the night, haha). When that day comes, rejoice.



answers from Detroit on

I am sure you have heard it all. Limit the child's liquid intake after 6pm. Quietly get her up before you go to bed.
Come up with the right "carrot." My daughter at 2.5 y o wanted to sleep overnight at her cousin's house but she had to be dry all night. It took several weeks but she accomplished it. My son wanted a large fire truck. We bought it and he had to be dry at night for 30 days. He did do it after several weeks and got the fire truck. He was 3.5 yo. we used regular pants with a plastic over pant. There were no pull ups then. I also had them pick out big kids underwear for when they were dry. This was a fun activity to choose their favorite character.



answers from Detroit on

I may be old school...my girls are 31, 28 and 26...way back then my mom recommended to start potty training when they were dry at NIGHT. That is the indicater that they can hold it involuntarily. Maybe your daughter is too young. I never started until 2 1/2 and dry at night. #3 was a bit different, she was actually afraid of the potty and didn't train until she was 3 1/2. So, my recipe for potty training was dry at night, no diapers/no pullups(not invented yet) and lots of encouragement. No worries, she'll get it.



answers from Lansing on

I agree with what has been said before - no need to force the night time training, it will come naturally over time. My first daughter was night trained as soon as she way day time trained, my second took several months to get the night time thing down. I just let it happen on its own. With my second daughter, when she was having more dry mornings, I started putting underwear on her at night with a pull-up over them as a safety net. It helped her to feel the wetness better when she had an accident and I didn't have to clean up the bed every time she slipped up. Good luck, but don't stress about it!



answers from Detroit on

I honestly believe that being night-time potty trained is just something that comes with time, when their body is capable of it. My daughter still wore pullups to bed when she was first day-time trained, and we just checked her every morning to see if she was wet or dry. When she had gone 5 days in a row of being completely dry, we asked if she wanted to wear underwear or pullups to bed, and she chose underwear. From then on, she wore underwear, and has had only 4 or 5 accidents total in the past 4 months since she's been wearing underwear to bed.

For Updates and Special Promotions
Follow Us

Related Questions

Related Searches