5 Tips For Nighttime Potty Training

1. The child HAS TO BE READY- Night time potty training is a Physiological Developmental Milestone more so than a learned skill. Wait until at least a week of waking with dry diapers before even thinking about beginning nighttime training without the diapers.

2. Get a waterproof mattress pad, and a few disposable puppy pee pads for under the top sheet to make changing the sheets in the middle of the night less painful.  One tip recommended layering the sheets and pee pads to make multiple night accidents easy to change.

3. Limit liquids before bed. No explanation necessary.

4. Have that little pee machine use the potty right before going to bed.  Doing this will not only help with accidents but start an important bedtime routine element.

5. Never shame your little for accidents. Scolding will only cause regression. And no one wants that!

The truth is, Nighttime potty training is a lot like daytime potty training, your child is in charge. If he's not will to work with you, you don't stand a chance in hell.  

READER TIP: "Before going to bed, wake your child up and take him/her to the potty.  Do this for 2-weeks straight, and your child will learn to do it on their own."

I never tried that. I wa afraid I'd never get him back to sleep. The kid is as chatty as me!

What's your night time potty training plan?

April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com