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Potty training is hard enough during the day. But now we have to work on night time potty training. I have some tips for you that might help keep your little one dry all night long.
First of all, I always use Pull-Ups at night. I am not a fan of waking up in the middle of the night for accidents. Pull-Ups make it easy to potty train at night because if your little one does wake up to use the bathroom, you can easily pull them down and up. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a nice person when I’m woken up in the middle of the night, so we like to make our lives easier this way.
Second, be sure to not let them drink any liquids at least an hour before bed time.
Third, take them potty right before they crawl into bed.
When I follow these steps, my little one usually wakes up with a dry Pull-Up that can be used again the next night.
When they have been dry for about a month, I switch over to thick underwear and a Training Pad that goes under their sheets so that I protect the mattress just in case there is an accident. On the days I know he drank a lot of liquids, I will still put a Pull-Up on him, just in case!
There are some amazing resources available on the Pull-Ups Website for Night Time Potty Training. (Please see this post for more ideas about the resources they offer) They have a nighttime checklist and you can make up your own night time story. So fun! My son loved these. He feels like such a big kid checking off his nighttime list.
I also love the Rewards Wheel. When he wakes up dry we get to spin the rewards wheel. And it’s customizable!
My little boy has grown so much since my first two posts in this series. He is now not needing me to come in the bathroom with him, unless he needs help wiping. My kids don’t get themselves completely clean after going number 2 until they are about 5. So I am always the one that wipes them after number 2 so there aren’t any rashes going on. With my daughters, I always made sure they wiped from front to back and they also needed help until they were about 5 also.
One thing that really helped me out during this potty training process was having a potty seat for my son. I don’t like the little potty training chairs because I don’t like cleaning them out. But I do love the ones that sit on top of the toilet. This helped him not be nervous about falling in. Pull-Ups has teamed up with The First Years to bring you a great deal on one of these potty training seats. When you buy a potty training seat from The First Years, you will get a sample package of Pull-Ups FREE! Awesome huh? Check out the deals HERE.
Good luck on your Potty training journey~!