Post # 1
For those of you with older children, how did you go about overnight potty training? He’s totally potty-trained during the day, but just continues to pee in his pull up and not really care. He takes comfort in the pull-up. I am pretty sure he knows he’s peeing in it and doesn’t care. I would really appreciate any advice.
Post # 3
lol, sorry, I had to laugh. My youngest boy was exactly like that and it frustrated me to no end. Finally, one day, I said to him jokingly something like, you potty in your pullup just because you don’t want to get out of bed, don’t you. And the little guy just laughed at me and said yes… I just laughed and shook my head and told him that from now on, he was going to have to wear big boy underwear and get up in the morning, so he didn’t have a wet bed. It worked, he only had a couple of accidents after that and I made sure to praise him every time he was dry.
My advice is to try something like I did; it just might work. I was totally amazed that my little guy was so aware of what he was doing. It just took me a while to catch on.
Post # 4
@noritake22: That’s what we tell parents. “When he/she gets tired of feeling dirty, he’ll use the potty.
Post # 5
@noritake22: Ok so then I should just take the pull-up away. He gets up because he pees out of the pull-up. It used to upset him, but now he’s just all bubbly and like I peed myself. Thanks for the advice. He still naps for 2 hours a day. I’m going to take the pull-up away tomorrow during nap time.
@helenberrycrunch: He never felt like it was dirty ever. He’s from divorced parents and he’s my bonus son. His bio-mom told him that we all peed ourselves and so it was ok. It took us a long time to convince him that his daddy and I did not pee ourselves and that big boys and girls use the potty. Eventually, when she went on vacation for 2 weeks, and he wasn’t going to see her, we fully potty trained him in 3 days. Not a single accident after that except for at night.
I’m awake this early because I had to change the sheets twice and I’m totally annoyed. This is unusual for him, but I feel like we need to be making progress and this situation is just pushing me to find a way! Thanks for your advice!
Post # 6
How old is the boy? None of the boys in our family were PT until they turned three, but it changed (I swear) the minute they turned three. It was like a light switch was hit.
Post # 7
Is he staying dry through the night? Because if he is, and he is just peeing in the pull up because he cbf going to the potty, then it should be pretty easy to break the habit.
Try being up when he wakes up and taking him straight to the potty. Or this one sounds bad, but I trained the little boy I nannied for by bribing him with MnMs. He got 1 for peeing on the toilet, 2 for pooping on the toilet, and none for accidents, just a pep talk. Obviously never punish him for accidents, that will make it worse. We also used a sticker chart, and 10 stickers meant he got to chose a little prize like a matchbox car or some new crayons. he was fully trained in about 2 days, but I’d already bought a weeks worth on mnms so I ate them while he napped, lol.
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: He is 3 and like a light switch decided that using the potty was ok about a month before his bday. It’s just the overnights that are an issue.
@Roux: I assumed you didn’t wake them up in the middle of the night to make them go and give them mm’s?
Post # 9
I don’t know if this is an option but could you limit his liquid intake before bed? That keeps me from having to wake up at night ot go to the bathroom.
Post # 10
@mwitter80: No mnms were strictly for day time training. And as their nanny I was very aware of his eating habits, and how many mnms he had had each day. I also made sure his teeth were brushed at least twice per day. All up in the 2-3 days it took to train him, he ate maybe 30 mnms.
I didn’t always do the late nights or early mornings, as I worked different shifts, but seeing I was the one who was washing the wet sheets and making the bed, it was in my best interest too to train him quickly and efficiently. I know the dad was waking him up 5-10 minutes before he would normally get up, and taking him to the toilet before he could conciously wet his night nappy. Unfortunatly he was a very heavy sleeper and would sometimes soak the night nappy in the middle of the night. Probably because his mum insisted he needed a full bottle of milk before bed, which he didn’t! I would never give him milk and he would always go straight to sleep and not wet through the night, but mum trumps nanny..
Anyway I just rambled on there. I hope the night training goes well, thats always the hardest part, and boys seem to take a little longer than girls too.