Night toilet training
Night bladder control usually occurs between the ages of one and two and a half years naturally and without any outside intervention. If the child wakes up with a dry diaper for several consecutive nights, the parents realize that they have probably gained bladder control, and they can stop using the diaper. Sometimes night bladder control is delayed, and then it is advisable to try one of the ways:
Methods for inducing bladder control during sleep
- A. Remove the diaper at night at the same time as removing the diaper during the day (as part of a toilet training procedure initiated by the parents).
In this method, the child should be allowed to go to bed without special intervention such as restricting drinking, special care to pee before bed or initiated toilet visits during the night.
Some children respond well to this initiative and stop wetting at night as progress in toilet training during the day.
It is recommended to allocate to the process a limited period of time of about two weeks. If one sees an increase in the incidence of dry nights during this period, it can be concluded that indeed the child is controlling the bladder at night. If you do not see such a trend, you can return to full use of the diaper and wait a few more weeks / months. In such a situation, it is also possible to start treatment using a Bedwetting Alarm. which is applied very successfully from the age of three and can also be performed while using a diaper.
- B. Remove the diaper at night when the child has for a long time completely been toilet trained during the day but still wets at night. Here follow the same instructions as described in the previous section.