We are now on the last part of potty training – getting through the night without a night nappy. It has been a long journey with my 3 year old and I have had lots of feedback from other moms that their children were completely potty trained in a week. I am not sure how other moms did this, but I let my child lead the way and it has taken a year and a half! Click here to read about about potty training at 3 months old!
Our journey with potty training started with her first wee in the potty at around 18 months old, to starting to use the toilet because “potties are for babies”, the next step was no nappies for her day nap and now a week ago she told me she wants to sleep without a night nappy. I have been asking almost every night for 6 months if she wants to sleep without a nappy and the answer has always been no. The first night she slept without a nappy I didn’t ask her, she told me that she is now big and is not wearing nappies anymore.
She has made one night without wetting the bed so far and I am so proud of her. I have to wake her up every night before I go to bed to take her to the toilet. The strange thing is she usually wets the bed within an hour or two of going to bed, but makes the rest of the night and sometimes has an accident around 6am.
Click here to read about when bed wetting is a problem that needs to be addressed.
How have you approached potty training? At what age was your child fully potty trained and how long did the process take?