Posted in Potty Training

When did you start night time potty training?

How did you do it, how long did it take, what worked and didn’t work?

  • B
    Feb 08

    We did it the same time we started day potting training. We cut diapers cold turkey when my son was 3. We put about 2-3 layers of waterproof mattress pad and bed sheets so if he had an accident at night we could easily peel off a layer and have fresh sheets underneath. Then I’d wake him at 1130 and 2am to pee. We kept the potty by his bed so literally I got him out of bed, took off his pants and set him on the potty (we kept lights off so he wouldn’t fully wake). The whole thing took just a minute to do. He got consistent with no night accidents in about a week. So then I just woke him once at 2am for another week or so. We also go commando bc undies feel too much like diapers. He was completely night trained in about 2 weeks. We also limited his water intake leading up to bedtime.

  • Lisa
    Feb 10

    My son pulled off his night diapers about 3 months after we started potty training, so we put the toddler potty with a boot tray under it in his room and when he would stir in the middle of the night, I would get him from bed in the dark and sit him on the potty. After about 3 months he started getting up on his own. He never really had any nighttime accident unless I slept through him waking up at night.