On Thursday, June 9th I finally decided to start a nighttime potty training process. My son is 2 years and 8 months old, and he was potty trained for over a year now…but not fully. He was wearing pullups when we go out (just in case an accident happens) and at nights. For several months now something inside me has been telling me that he is ready to be completely out of diapers and that I need to start night time potty training, but I’ve been just dragging it…because I didn’t want to wake up at nights (even though I was still getting up to nurse David), and I was scared…scared of what could happen..stuff like: wet sheets, often wakings, crying…I didn’t know what to expect..considering that every morning he was waking up with a diaper full of pee. But then I decided that enough was enough and we just needed to be done with it. I read a couple of articles on this subject, set a date, planned everything in my head, got some necessities, and it was a success!! In fact, I can’t believe how easy it’s been!!
I thought of everything that could possibly happen during this potty training process, and I also knew that if an accident happened at night I wouldn’t have the energy to change the sheets…but what if he had several accidents in one night? I needed to be prepared for the worst. I bought disposable bed mats, and I bought 1 washable waterproof sheet protector.
I put 1 disposable mat on the sheets, and I put a washable one (since it’s nicer material) on top. That way if Christian peed in the middle of the night, I could just take a washable mat off. His PJs and underwear are always folded in his dresser, so I knew I had an easy access if I needed to change him at night. I also put a potty chair by his bed.