The #1 rule for staying dry at night

Daunted at the thought of helping your child to stay dry at night? Don’t be. Here’s why.

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The #1 rule for staying dry at night

Daunted at the thought of helping your child to stay dry at night? Don’t be. Here’s why.

4 min read 100%

Can you potty train at night?

So, your child has embraced daytime potty training with enthusiasm and focus. Surely it makes sense to try and nail night-time wetness while you’re at it? The answer is you can’t train them in the same way. But you can help by being consistent.

The number one rule

According to the experts, night-time potty training is different from daytime training because it is dependent on the mental maturity of each individual child. What does that mean? The number one rule is attempting to stay dry at night should only be introduced when your child is comfortably dry during the day, and, most importantly, they are ready.

The average gap

The recommendation is that you wait for six months after your child is dry in the daytime before introducing them to the idea of staying dry through the night. Any earlier can overwhelm them.

We are all different

Which means this gap can be longer, but it can also be shorter. If your child has started to show signs of staying dry at night or is asking to wear underwear to bed, give it a go!

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