Potty Training Your Toddler and Sleeping.. Can They Co-exist???

Just as any other milestone can affect sleep, so can potty training. 🚽⁠

Learning to use the potty is a huge new skill for a toddler and often results in more frequent wake-ups. ⁠

These wake ups are due to your toddler's new awareness of his body telling him he needs to use the potty. Your toddler might also start realizing he does not like the feel of a wet or dirty diaper, and he will wake up to be changed. ⁠

Start with daytime potty training. Often nighttime potty training does not happen until closer to age 3-4. Allowing your child to first master daytime potty use and bladder control will make nighttime training much smoother for you both. ⁠

Nighttime potty training will come! Some toddlers get the hang of it much quicker than others. Once your child consistently wakes up dry for 1-2 weeks, start considering nighttime training. 


Start with daytime potty training.

Often nighttime training doesn't happen until closer to age 3-4. Allow your child to first master daytime potty use and bladder control. Trust us, you'll both be happier!

Nighttime potty training will come!

Some toddlers get the hang of it much quicker than others. Once your child consistently wakes up dry for 1-2 weeks, start considering nighttime training. ⁠

little girl wearing Peejamas while nighttime potty training

Consider these tips for nighttime training!

🥛 Limit drinks to 1.5-2 hours before bed so that your child has an empty bladder at bedtime. ⁠


🚽 Add using the potty to your bedtime routine--you might even consider using a routine chart with stickers


☀️ Make the potty a priority in the morning as your toddler's bladder is likely to be full⁠


🌙 Diapers can have their time and place to help kids, but don't be afraid to ditch diapers. (After all, ditching diapers helps reinforce the daytime 'cold turkey' potty training best-practice.)

 

We recently began collaborating with Lyndsey from the Mama Coach network! To learn more from her amazing tips and recommendations, Check out Lyndsey's blog here!

 

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