How to conquer dry nights for toddlers

Even if potty training in the day is going well, getting dry at night can be a battle, these tips can help

Night-time potty training

We offer tips and advice on how to conquer night-time potty training

Night time potty training

Night-time dryness is likely to take longer to achieve than daytime dryness because of physiological development. In the meantime, help your little one succeed with a consistent and relaxed approach at bedtime.

While it’s not necessary to restrict liquids in the evening, it is best to avoid fizzy or caffeinated drinks as these can stimulate the bladder.

  • Put on pyjamas and pull up pants, rather than nappies. Consistency is the key during potty training.
  • Establish the habit of having a last wee right before getting into bed.
  • Create a safe environment with night-lights in hallways and in the loo.

How to handle night-time accidents

Prepare – Have spare pyjamas and bedding handy nearby for quick late-night changes, if needed.
Reassure – Help your little one stay on track by reassuring them that it’s nothing to worry about. A growing body takes time to catch up, and night-time dryness will evolve naturally.
Stay calm – Your toddler will sense if you’re stressed, which can create feelings of pressure or resistance. If you’re OK with it, your child will be OK with it too.
Don’t be disheartened – Night-time wetness is common in young children and not a sign of a problem.

There’s no way to make development happen on our timetable. It’s just a matter of patience – and going through the learning process, together.

How to conquer dry nights for toddlers