Tips on Potty training
Friday, 23 June 2017 | Mummy and Little Me
My daughter potty trained back in February and she was dry in the daytime within the week, she took us by surprise as she just decided all of a sudden that she was ready right then. I was unprepared I hadn't bought any supplies that you would expect such as knickers, treats, reward chart, travel potty etc. Even though she trained quickly and was dry during the day the night time took a lot longer.
She still breastfeed's to sleep so I can't be one of those parents who says right you can't drink liquids after 7/8 pm because she still drinks before going to sleep. She would never wake in the night asking for the potty so I knew that she we wasn't ready for night training just yet. That's why we are now in June and have only just taken the night-time plunge 2 weeks ago, she is now dry at night (apart from one accident last week). Some of Sophia's friends who are potty trained did the night training along side day training and some have said it can take many months (even years) to crack the night time training. I knew that Sophia was ready because she would wake up in the night crying that she needed a wee, I also knew that she was ready when her pull ups would be dry in the morning I waited until they had been dry 2/3 weeks in a row before making the switch. I'm sure that I would have tried it sooner if she still didn't end up sleeping in our bed about 5/6am as I can easily protect her bed with a bed mat under her fitted sheet. I did try a couple of bed mats under my sheet and they were so uncomfortable - crunchy to sleep on and I swear they made me feel a lot hotter than usual so after 2 days I took them off and so far thankfully she hasn't had an accident in our bed. I always get her to go to the toilet before bed and if she wakes in the night I then again ask her if she needs to go (she usually says no).
Things that have helped me with night training:
How long did it take for you to night train your little one? - Jodie x