Today our real Mums are sharing their sleep time toilet training experiences.
How did you go about sleep time toilet training?
- J was sleep trained 2 months after day time was mastered. This was not a conscious decision, just one it came about after I forgot to put a nappy on her and she woke up dry. E was about 8 months after day trained. I started to cotton on to the fact that he was just weeing in his nappy after he woke up because it was easy to do. TW
- Around the age of 3.5 my daughter was dry for her afternoon sleeps but she still has to have a pull up at night (5yrs). AH
- When they are waking up dry for about 2 weeks I put them in undies. I take them for a “sleep wee” before I go to bed until they get the hang of it and keep extra sheets under the mattress protector. SH
- Once my daughter was well and truly toilet trained during the day, night time dryness naturally followed. At 2 1/2 we stopped putting a nappy on her overnight because it was almost always dry in the morning. CO
- The girls (twins) were not night trained until they were 5 and a half. They simply couldn’t hold enough wee in their bladder to last the night and their sphincter muscles weren’t strong enough to hold it in even if they could. We tried waking them in the middle of the night to get them to wee but Z. would never wee and it would often trigger a night terror for I. so we just had to accept that they weren’t ready. Eventually, at a time when I was really down about it all and blogged a huge whingy post, out of the blue I. asked for no night nappy and the rest is history! M. is 3yrs 4 months and he still has a night nappy. Just between you and me I think he’d be fine over night without it as he is often dry in the morning, or he wakes up at about 2am and asks to go to the toilet. But just because he is ready doesn’t mean than I am ready to get up at 2am and take him to the toilet, or cope with the odd wet bed…. so while he is happy to have a night nappy I am happy for him to have one ‘just in case’ at least until N. is older and I am getting a bit more sleep! KF
Read the rest of the Everyday Mums Talk Toilet Training series;
- Part 1: How Did You Know Your Child Was Ready?
- Part 2: What Approach Did You Take to Toilet Training?
- Part 3: What ‘Equipment’ Did You Need to Start Potty Training? and Differences Training Girls and Boys
- Part 4: Managing Regressions
- Part 5: Sleep Time Toilet Training
- Part 6: Teaching Children to ‘Wipe’
- Part 7: What is Your #1 Tip for Toilet Training?