There isn’t anything quite as great as when all of the kids are potty-trained through the day and night! What a feeling of relief and accomplishment! But, it isn’t easy. These 5 Amazing Nighttime Potty Training Tricks from Nerdy Mamma will help you reach the light at the end of the tunnel!
1. The Bedtime Routine
We all know how much easier life can be when there is a routine to stick to and bedtime is no exception! Have your little ones take a trip to the potty before going to bed and add it into their nightly routine of bath, brush teeth, comb hair and go potty! Seems pretty smart to empty their little bladders right before they go to dreamland!
2. Talk To Your Child
Your little one might understand more than you give them credit for, so give it a go and have a little chat! Nerdy Mamma suggests letting them know how important it is to YOU that they get up to potty train during the night. They might just listen to what you are saying and give it their best shot!
3. A Nightlight They Can Take With Them
Kids are notorious for being scared of the dark, so it makes sense they wouldn’t want to get up during the night to head over to the bathroom across that dark hallways! Get them a little nightlight that they can use. Grab one that they can turn on and take with them to the bathroom. You could even find a fun one that they are excited to take with them, as well! Or, just get some good old-fashioned night lights that you can put in their bedroom, hallways, or bathroom. Whatever would make them brave to hit the potty overnight!
4. The Morning Routine
So there was an accident over night? Wet sheets and a mess in the bedroom? No worries! Nerdy Mamma had a great suggestion to have your child help do some of the work and change those wet sheets. Why? Because it’s going to change something! Either they are going to finally be pushed to get up during the night or, at the very least, you’re going to see a change with having more responsibility!
5. Stop Allowing Drinks
Many of us have kids who constantly need that “last drink” before they go to bed. But you HAVE to stop allowing this if you want to eliminate the nighttime accidents. Work on eliminating fluids from your child’s diet around and hour before bedtime, at least! The less fluid they have in that little bladder, the easier it will be for them to make it all the way to the morning!
Potty training isn’t easy, but hopefully these great tricks and tips will help to make it just a tad bit easier. Before you know it, your child will be sleeping through the night with no accidents at all! Hoooray!
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