Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: kermie | 2009-03-08

Q.

potty training at night

my little girl is turning 3 in july and is fully potty trained in the day.
Really dont know how to train her at night tho. have been putting on the pull up nappies at night and once she woke at 1130 to go to the potty otherwise sometimes she wets her nappy and sometimes she doesnt.
am i doint it right? some people say you must wake them and take them to toilet and some say dont. Please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As your little girl is fully potty trained during the day she may benefit from trying a reward system to keep her dry at night. She is a bit young still but you could introduce a star chart system where she gets a small after not wetting herself for 3 nights. After 2 successful 3-dry nights go to a 4 night reward and gradually increase the number of nights you want her to aim for.Keep on using the pull ups until you are sure she will stay dry at night. Be very patient and give lots of praise if she is successful.

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