Nighttime Potty Training Session: Is it time?
Being a parent having your first baby, handling different "baby situations" is never easy. From letting your baby eat to sleeping, there are troubles we have to go through, as parents, before really getting there. One of the trickiest challenges I ever had to face was training my baby boy how to have potty breaks at night.
In the beginning, things were off to a rough start. He would cry all night, and we would check on him only to see his bed sheets wet or, he was just sleeping, and yet his bed sheet were still drenched!
Are you experiencing the same?
What is Potty Training?
Another term for potty training is toilet training. This is the time when your baby is old enough to pee on their own without calling for you to help them. When potty training incorporates into the baby's daily routines, bed sheets, diapers, and undergarments will surely be free from getting soaked!
Is Nighttime potty training important?
Potty training, in general, is indeed essential. You do not want to dry off wet bed sheets forever, do you? Also, this may also cause late-at-night-baby-tantrums or even early in the morning wake-up calls since it is never a comfortable situation to sleep in with a wet diaper.
Being a parent, potty training for day and night is like a piece of candy that we, cannot live without. It helps us in getting a few things done without us getting too tired. Moreover, potty training can help us save water and detergent from all the bed covers we have to put in the laundry!
Daytime and nighttime potty training
Daytime and nighttime potty training can be both different, depending on the child’s adaptability and capability. It may be possible that your baby does not wet their diapers both during day and night. However, for some babies, it may be different, especially when potty breaks tend to disturb their sleep cycle. What’s more, nighttime potty training can be a lot trickier.
You are no longer there to monitor your baby’s well-being as much as you do during the daytime and your baby cannot prolong the agony of not being able to pee throughout 10-12 hours of rest.
What are the signs that the baby is ready to be potty trained at night?
The right time for every baby is not the same as the other. It depends on the baby’s ways of adapting and developing. Nevertheless, there are several things every parent that should consider when potty training:
Useful tips for nighttime potty training
We have all been children before. We have done the things as our kids now that eventually stressed our parents out before as well. We experienced peeing on our mattresses, and wetting our undies from uncontrollable “siestas.” Now, we get to be in our parents’ shoes.
I, for one, can say that it is not easy a parent and nighttime potty training takes a lot of work, but the award we get when our kid start going to the comfort room by themselves is a significant milestone for every parent out there.I hope the tips I have shared with you will be useful in potty training your adorable kids. It will be stressful and tiring, but we are parents after all. Do not give up! Stay positive until the bed sheets run dry!