(Closed) Overnight potty-training

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@noritake22: That’s what we tell parents. “When he/she gets tired of feeling dirty, he’ll use the potty.

Post # 6
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 # 9
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@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.

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