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Night-time Toilet Training

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Our biggest little man is officially, 100% nappy-free (insert mummy doing cartwheels here!!!!)

Christian’s been toilet trained since he was just over 2 but I hadn’t yet done the nighttime training. I had actually completely forgotten about it. Our bedtime routine had been plodding along so nicely that it really didn’t occur to me to change anything until one morning I noticed his nappy was more dry than usual. It was then that I thought I should probably night-train him 💡🤔

It’s been a couple of months now and we are totally done with nappies for him! Here’s what we did:

  1. I started immediately from when I noticed his nappy was pretty dry upon waking in the morning.
  2. That night before bed I told him he is a big boy now so I’m not putting a nappy on him. And if he needs to wee during the night he has to get up and go to the toilet.
  3. I made sure this was a conversation and he acknowledged that he understood.
  4. Throughout the night, I woke up a couple of times and whispered the same thing in his ear – “You’re a big boy. You’re not wearing a nappy. If you need to wee you have to get up and go to the toilet”.
  5. I did this for the next few nights and he only had a couple of accidents in that first week but he also woke up to go to the toilet plenty of times too!

In the past, I’ve typically conducted a fair bit of research and consulted other mums about what technique they used for whatever milestone it was we were trying to reach but this time I didn’t do any of that and instead, followed good ol’ motherly instincts and following the cues of my LO. 

I’m pretty sure the conversation/whisper combo helped but there probably would’ve been a lot more accidents if Christian hadn’t been ready in the first place.

Everything has it’s time.

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I’d love to know if anyone tries the technique and whether it works for you too!

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