This is how I got my child to sleep without diapers at night

Every parent deals with their kid’s potty training and considers it a great milestone once achieved. Getting the child free from the diapers is like giving them another arena of freedom.

When a kid is freed from constant diaper wearing, the risk of infection is reduced, rashes are avoided and a lot of money is saved too.

Each mother, father, guardian eagerly wait for the day when finally their kid will be able to use the toilet without much help or at least would be diaper free.

I too had great plans for how to potty train a girl child and I had clear milestones in mind regarding the toilet training time. In short, I got my child diaper free during both daytime as well as night time. Night Time potty training was achieved by following potty training tips.

Please bear in mind this needs both love and patience.

 

There will be some potty accidents but keep in mind this is the training period so being calm is the key.


It did not happen overnight. The points I followed were rigorous, time-consuming and involved child-care. But, it took me several months honestly to get her used to stay without diapers. But once it was done, It was the end of the Diaper era.

Firstly, I checked if she has bladder control.

This is normally achieved by the age of 18 months which is called the right potty training age, Before this age, kids are just not sure of the toilet needs and training them before this period usually is impractical and overhyped.

Being too rigid for this topic can lead to sleep problems in children. If toddler is not sleeping properly, then there could be a reason that he/she wants to go to the toilet but unable to. Hence, toddler not sleeping through the night should “Not be linked to being naughty”.

Best is to stick to a proper schedule of making them use the Potty before sleep time, and in case they wake up in the middle of the night, then they should be made to use the toilet always. Some water should be offered to the kids after this only. Some kids, if do not have bladder control, can pee as soon as they open their eyes.

 

Note below points :

  • Use a mattress protector under the bedsheet, so that the entire mattress stays dry, Use a thin plastic sheet so that it can be removed and dried if required.bed mattress protector potty training
  • Encourage the child to use the toilet, each time. Supervision is necessary to avoid any slips.
  • Buy a kid-friendly potty /WC in a bright color so that the child can get comfortable and knows where to go.
    Right Potty Seat makes a difference

    Right Potty Seat makes a difference

  • Avoid diapers as much as possible as it confuses them whether to use the toilet or just go in the diaper.
  • Till the time you are not sure, use diapers only while sleeping.
  • Do not impose suddenly that kid has to use the WC, take time. As I have mentioned earlier.
  • You can do a chart reward with stars on it, Each time kid uses a proper WC/ bathroom, you can make him feel motivated by giving a star or sticker.
  • Control your anger if the child does not follow your plan. Instead, talk with patience and tell him that this is what everyone uses.
  • Showing kid some video on YouTube – on how to use a potty will give him a tutorial. Guiding him would mean he can follow steps.
  • Hygiene is important, teaching hygiene practice should be a part of the training.
  • Washing hands with soap properly then wiping with a clean towel is equally important.
  • Initially, during ask if child needs to use the toilet, kids usually do not prioritise their nature calls.
  • Particularly after a meal or after a drink, offer to use the toilet. 
  • Follow the cues, if the child wants to use the washroom, he will stop eating, drinking or walking. There will be a small pause. Be quick and take him/her to the potty. This way kid would understand what has to be done.


I am sure that after a few guided sessions,  your child will easily use the potty and will be a proud trained toddler.

Congratulations! Your kid has achieved another milestone.

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  • matthew

    2019-01-18 at 5:34 am
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    Great piece of content, nice tips. I'm definitely sending this to my wife as a guideline

  • Cephas

    2019-01-20 at 2:20 pm
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    wow, have learnt something here. Great job

  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-01-29 at 11:25 am
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    Quite helpful tips. Reaching that stage is huge milestone. Congratulations

  • Salma Shajahan

    2019-01-30 at 8:12 am
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    Wow a much needed one as I’m about to start potty training soon and will work on these too!

  • TripleAmommy

    2019-02-01 at 4:55 am
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    Very useful. I am exactly at the stage of potty training so this is timely!

  • Sarah Shaikh

    2019-02-01 at 2:04 pm
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    Quite a bunch of helpful tips.Surely all mothers with little ones will benefit.

  • Papri Ganguly

    2019-02-01 at 11:30 pm
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    You have shared some helpful tips. You know, my daughter gave up wearing diapers all of a sudden. That’s a relief.

  • Snigdha

    2019-02-02 at 9:59 am
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    Very helpful tips.. I had a really tough time to make my son understand all these things.. Now he knows all these.

  • Dipika Singh

    2019-02-02 at 2:15 pm
    Reply

    This post made me nostalgic, I started working of no diapers in night when she was 8 months old and started taking solids. The early […] Read MoreThis post made me nostalgic, I started working of no diapers in night when she was 8 months old and started taking solids. The early you begin the better it is. Read Less

  • Sharvari P

    2019-02-02 at 3:09 pm
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    We are currently half and half.....Getting my toddler out of nappy altogether is difficult as he is tonight day care....but at home we have started […] Read MoreWe are currently half and half.....Getting my toddler out of nappy altogether is difficult as he is tonight day care....but at home we have started going to the bathroom. Will try some of the tips you stated. Read Less

  • The Cotton Diaries

    2019-02-02 at 9:32 pm
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    Oh, I think my kid is showing signs of it .she's 18 months old, but I never thought of potty training her yet. But I […] Read MoreOh, I think my kid is showing signs of it .she's 18 months old, but I never thought of potty training her yet. But I think it's the right time. Thanks for the post Read Less

  • Bushra

    2019-02-03 at 5:35 pm
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    It’s not an easy task, but you did it so well. Get to learn a lot from your experience

  • Neha Jain

    2019-02-04 at 6:46 pm
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    Wow that's a good achiegement for every mom and baby..your post would be really helpful for all mom's try to get there.

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  • Deepika

    2019-02-28 at 2:22 am
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    Yes, This is the tough time for all the mothers to make them understand. This is true I started at the right time and totally […] Read MoreYes, This is the tough time for all the mothers to make them understand. This is true I started at the right time and totally devoted my time for this and observed them properly when they want to go and luckily they learnt very quickly. Read Less

  • nooranandchawla

    2019-02-28 at 5:06 pm
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    Your tips are very well-explained and easy to follow. Much needed information.

  • momtasticworld

    2019-02-28 at 5:20 pm
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    I too used the same tips and it indeed helped. She is off diapers completely and it is such a relief for me and her […] Read MoreI too used the same tips and it indeed helped. She is off diapers completely and it is such a relief for me and her both. Read Less

  • Dipsy

    2019-03-01 at 6:10 pm
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  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-03-01 at 11:01 pm
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    We are yet to reach the phase and surely going diaper free with good night sleep would be a milestone

  • Varsh

    2019-03-02 at 3:04 am
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    Luckily both my kids were potty-trianed before they turned 1 and reliability on diapers was almost over. Keeping patience during that phase is the key.

  • Gurjeet Chhabra

    2019-03-02 at 11:05 am
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    yes, this is big concern for mom like me. we are on to it ,taking him after every small interval to loo

  • Neha Jain

    2019-03-02 at 11:14 am
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing such a helpful post. It would be really helpful for all the moms who are trying to train their babies

  • Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    2019-03-02 at 5:20 pm
    Reply

    We are currently potty training our toddler. Thank you for the tips..still making him wear a nappy at bedtime

  • jhilmildsaha

    2019-03-02 at 6:17 pm
    Reply

    These article sure does contain some awesome tips and advice for moms who want their babies to sleep without diapers, thanks for sharing.

  • Anubhuti

    2019-03-02 at 8:06 pm
    Reply

    This is one post which is must read for new moms. Very helpful to understand the signs and deal accordingly.

  • Anita

    2019-03-03 at 3:45 am
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    This is a much needed awareness.Children if guided and encouraged like this will easily be potty trained.

  • Anita

    2019-03-03 at 3:47 am
    Reply

    When we encourage and guide kids like this, potty training is never a problem.

  • Tina Basu

    2019-03-03 at 7:10 pm
    Reply

    How did you manage the night time toilet trips. I still haven't managed to keep my son diaper free at nights

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