Night Time Training

How to Start Night Time Toilet Training

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How to Start Night Time Toilet Training

When you are ready to start: Make sure your child avoids drinks 2 hours before bedtime, but drinks plenty in the day Remind them to visit the toilet before bedtime. Set a routine bedtime for your child. Over tired children fall deeply asleep and have a harder time waking up to go to the bathroom.   Once they are in bed give clear instructions about going to the toilet, if they wake up and feel the need to wee. Leave a night light on (so they can feel safe and can see where they are going) and give plenty of goodnight...

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When to Start Night Time Toilet Training

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When to Start Night Time Toilet Training

It’s always difficult to know when the best time to start night time toilet training for your child should be. There is no specific date or time to start – it’s really up to your parental intuition and child’s physiological (bladder and bowel control), cognitive and verbal developmental stages, emotional and social awareness and their individual needs. It’s also helpful to be aware of you and your partner’s childhood bed wetting history as if you and / or your partner wet the bed till older, it is more likely your child will.  Generally, most children have control over their bladders in the...

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4 Essentials for Night Time Training

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4 Essentials for Night Time Training

Making the move to nappy free nights is a huge milestone for both you and your child.   For both of you it means an interrupted night's sleep.    When you think you are both ready - check out our top picks for getting dry at night. 1. Brolly Sheet     Of course we have to start with a Brolly Sheet.  A cotton topped, washable bed pad - it makes changing a wet bed at 2 am a breeze.  It fits over your bottom sheets with the sides tucked under the mattress.  When your child wets - you just change the Brolly Sheet at...

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Helpful Hints for Night Time Toilet Training

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Helpful Hints for Night Time Toilet Training

First of all – you are not alone! There are thousands of us parents out there with children that wet the bed. Just think of it as another stage they are going through, like learning to walk, or having dry pants during the day. Of course there are always the people out there that are happy to say “my child has never wet the bed” but there are many more who are at the same stage as you.There is no easy answer and the fact is that different things work for different children and no matter what; most children will...

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Brolly Sheets vs. Disposables – let’s crunch some numbers

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Brolly Sheets vs. Disposables – let’s crunch some numbers

Toilet training can be an expensive business. What we do know, is that we do not want to be replacing a mattress on a regular basis, as the cost is too high. We need to stop the wee hitting the mattress, so I want to look at two options – pull ups versus a Brolly Sheet. Which option is the most cost effective? For the purposes of this study I have researched large chain supermarkets for an average price of one pull up in three different countries. NZD = $1.45 AUD = $1.35 GBP = £0.42 USA = $0.35 When...

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