After talking with a couple of friends recently, they talked about how their children are still in diapers/pull-ups at night and they were struggling with them staying dry through the night.
Both of my kids stayed dry through the night before they turned 3. One of them protested at 2.5 years old over the nighttime pull-up and that was that!
I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth taking note of it again.
Here’s one simple tip for nighttime potty training. When your child is asleep, and right before you go to bed, take your child to the toilet. S/he will be extremely groggy, but if s/he is toilet trained, then s/he will go. As soon as they have used the bathroom, carry them back to bed.
The key is to do this in a dimly lit/quiet environment and you will have to carry them to and from the toilet to bed. I think if your child has been asleep for at least 1.5-2 hours, it’s a safe bet to help them use the bathroom.
One friend shared that she would leave the bathroom light on because she thought her children would get up and go potty on their own. I would not expect that kind of ability until they were around 5 years old (or depending on when they were potty trained in the first place).
Do you have any tips for nighttime potty training?