Five Tips for Night Time Potty Training

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Potty training can be such a frustrating time for us as parents.  After having a child in diapers for at least two years we are ready for potty training!  Most of us have bills rolling in and let’s face it, diapers can be a big expense that can take quite a chunk out of our budgets.

Once we reach the milestone and have day time potty training conquered, then we must face the beast of tackling night time potty training!

For me, my potty training journey has been very different for my two children, one being a boy and another a girl.  For Austin, once we totally conquered day time potty training, it was about a week before he had night time potty training complete.  Nothing special other than routine but he was finished.  My daughter on the other hand has been a totally different story, as most girls are.  These are tips we are putting into practice to conquer night time potty training for good.

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Five Tips For Night Time Potty Training

  • Wait Until Your Child is Ready – Just because we are ready for our children to be potty trained at night does not mean that they are ready.  Our children being ready to follow their body’s signs during the day is totally different.  For each child the timing will vary but if they are too young to get up during the night to go to the bathroom themselves, they may not be ready.  Don’t rush a child that isn’t showing signs of being ready, it will just lead to frustration on your part and discouragement for your child.
  • Have a Night Time Potty Routine – Start a bed time routine and be consistent.  One of the pieces of your routine is taking your child to potty right before the are tucked into bed.  Before or after brushing their teeth, get them trained to empty their bladder.
  • Limit Drink Consumption Prior to Bed – It does no good to have them potty before they head to bed if you fill it up again.  Set a time limit to stop heavy drink consumption at least an hour prior to bed.  We always give the kids a drink of water as we tuck them in and they have water bottles next to their bed at night if they need them but avoiding filling up their little bladders will help.
  • Be Positive – We do not realize that our reactions will drastically impact our child’s potty training success.  Try to not get upset when your child has an accident at night.  It is bound to happen so be prepared.  Assure them it is okay and rather than worry about the mattress becoming ruined, use a waterproof mattress pad to protect your child’s mattress. Give positive reinforcement whenever possible.  Reward them for their successes and do not focus on the set backs.
  • Be Prepared – My children were so excited to start wearing “big kids” underwear during the day that they didn’t want to go back to diapers or pull-ups at night.  After changing bed sheets night after night due to accidents, I decided it wasn’t an option quite yet and explained why.  Neither enjoyed waking up at night wet so they were okay with my decision.  With using regular diapers and pull-ups we still experienced leaking so we searched for the perfect overnight diaper.

Find the Right Night Time Solution

Finding the right “night time” diaper can be a challenge though.   Ordinary diapers do not usually have enough absorbancy to handle multiple accidents during the night so even with regular diapers, you may likely have leaks.  Finding an overnight diaper that works for your child is very important!

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I recently tried out the Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers and found them to be super absorbent!  After nearly three weeks of use we did not have one leak at night!  They are specially formatted for overnight and long-trip protection. They have an enhanced dryness layer that will allow your little one to rest longer. The soft inner liner is hypoallergenic and treated with vitamin E and aloe for skin protection.

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Considering we were only using one disposable diaper a night, it was much less expensive than purchasing diapers for every day use.  By purchasing a larger package of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers in a size three for $13.97 we were only spending about $4.80 for the entire month’s supply of overnight diapers!  That is much easier on the budget and my mind knowing that they actually work!

Night time protection for babies is an important consideration for parents as their little one grows. Ordinary diapers may not have enough absorbent capacity to handle multiple voids over long periods of time with older babies. When wet mornings become the norm, parents start looking for more protection to guard against overnight leaks.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers.

22 thoughts on “Five Tips for Night Time Potty Training”

  1. Great tips. Really agree with wait till they’re ready. I got so frustrated with my son because I tried to make him train when he wasn’t ready. When he was ready it was so easy. I should of just waited. Lesson learned!

  2. wow.. I am at the point of starting night time potty training for my son. And these are some great tips.. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I was fortunate in that neither of mine had issues at nighttime when potty training. We shall see with #3. I am definitely going to keep this on hand just in case we need something when the time is right for her!

  4. Great tips. I couldn’t agree more with the staying positive one. I had a kindergartner during student teaching who was having issues with accidents and her father (apparently) said some negative things to her about it. This exacerbated the problem and she became embarrassed about it. I wish more parents would realize the impact their words have on their children.

  5. We are still a bit off from this stage I think however I just had a friend asking me for some ideas on this! I think Wait Until Your Child is Ready is crucial, my mother and mother in law have really been quizzing me lately and I keep trying to tell them our little isn’t ready! I can now refer to you (lol) for support on my thoughts 😉

    1. With my son, when he was about 18 months he started showing an interest and we worked on it, he did awesome. But we had setbacks when my mother became very ill. It was frustrating for me but showed me he just wasn’t ready. That is so very important, not that we are ready but that they are! I hope all goes well for you!

    1. We did with my son, he does get up during the night if he needs to on his own. We are still working with my three year old to help her get up but not rushing it.

  6. I was so lucky with my first daughter she potty trained herself by watching me go potty and she only had a couple of accidents at night and has been doing good ever since! I have a newborn on the way though so we will see how this one goes lol

  7. Nighttime training is so hard because there are so many reasons why accidents at night happen. Most of the time it’s simply that the child isn’t able to control their bladder in a deep sleep. At least that’s what happened with my kids.

  8. I actually started potty training my son when he was 18 months and he was doing SO WELL for 2 months! Then out of the blue, he completely regressed. I was so upset but I’m going to give it another shot when he’s ready. These are some really great tips you mentioned!

  9. Overnight diapering has always been an issue in my house.. I have used cloth diapers with all three of mine but had to use disposables for nighttime with each of them, due to heavy wetting. I would really love to try these nighttime diapers and see how they compare to the ones we are using now. Soon, hopefully, I will have both of my boys trained at night..

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