Daytime Potty training, done; Night-time

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Registered: 05-21-2007
Daytime Potty training, done; Night-time
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Thu, 05-28-2009 - 12:53pm

Okay my daughter just turned three and we have gotten her potty trained during the day just fine. Is she too young to try to work on the night time or what? I don't even know where to start. What do you guys think?


It took me a little while with the daytime training because my daughter was lazy and wanted to use her pull-up rather than to go to the potty but one day I just put regular underwear on her and poof she was potty trained. She did not want to pee on Dora the Explorer... that was the trick.


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Registered: 06-25-2005
Sat, 05-30-2009 - 8:58pm

Nighttime potty training is different than daytime potty training. The child must first develop the hormone that signals the kidneys to slow urine production when the body is asleep. Without the hormone, they produce too much urine to stay dry at night.

Once you see signs that your dd has developed the hormone (diapers are less full or semi-regularly dry), then you can start limiting fluids before bed and taking her to the toilet once during the night to help train her to be dry overnight.

Most doctors don't worry about nighttime wetting until a child is 7-8yo since bed wetting is still fairly common until then (for instance, 20% of 5yo still wet the bed, the statistics go down a little each year).

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Registered: 04-11-2004
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 10:35am

chicks_4623, Hi and welcome to the Toilet Teaching board.

The previous poster summed it up pretty well. There is no night time training, it is a natural process that the body will do own it own. Please keep us updated on your DD progress.

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