How long does it take to nighttime potty train?

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asked Jan 15 in Toddler/Preschooler by DJfergusonia (1,490 points)
How long does it take to nighttime potty train?

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answered Jan 19 by Christeenlia (8,280 points)
To nighttime potty train it can take from 6 months to a few years.

Even then some kids may still wet the bed and need to wear a diaper at night to keep them and their bed dry.

A kid can be nighttime and daytime potty trained and still not wake up at night to pee and wet the bed.

Wetting the bed can occur until the child is 17 years old and even longer.

Although some kids stop wetting the bed by age 6 to 8 years old but it can last longer.

The 3 day potty training method is when you walk or take your child to the potty every 15 minutes for 3 days.

Cut off all liquids and snacks after dinner while potty training.

Complete one final potty mission before bed. Wake your kid up halfway through the night to pee.

A lot of parents swear by the three-day method.

It is definitely effective for some families, but many pediatricians recommend using caution with accelerated approaches to potty training and suggest tweaking the programs with a gentler, more child-led approach.

For some toddlers pull ups can hinder potty training while for others pull ups can help potty training.

Pull Ups can feel like diapers because in reality pull ups are just pull on style diapers although they are less absorbent.

If a toddler is wearing pull ups and pees in them then they won't feel wet like they would when wearing underwear.

Just like a diaper the pull up absorbs the pee and so the toddler does not feel wet.

But if the toddler is wearing underwear then they will feel the wetness on their underwear which makes them feel uncomfortable and so they would want to use the toilet.

However some kids do potty train just fine with pull ups and they are good for when away from home to catch any pee or poop.

At home though its best to keep the toddler in underwear.

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