Nighttime Training: Diapers?

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Carrie Schaefer Staff asked 1 year ago

Is it ok for my potty training toddler to wear diapers while she sleeps? I don’t want to hinder her training, but also worry about nighttime accidents.

1 Answers
Kathy Katzburg answered 1 year ago

Ideally, your child should wear cotton training pants to bed at night. Some experts also advise that you wake your child up at the same time each night and bring them to the potty, which trains children to keep the bed dry.  If mid-night potty visits aren’t in the cards, then a night time diaper is a fall-back. But remember the goal is to get through the night without accidents. It’s a learnable behavior but it takes time. 

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