Nighttime potty training is often the most daunting part of this big milestone for parents! Why?! Because the thought of losing sleep is SCARY! I don’t blame you one bit! Especially for those families who have a toddler who just recently got onto a good sleep schedule, risking wake ups again as a result of nighttime potty training can feel like backtracking.
BUT, it doesn’t have to be this way! Yes, some children’s sleep schedules get thrown off a bit in the beginning, but with consistency and commitment to the new expectations of potty training, your child will likely be well on their way to sleeping through the night again, but this time with ZERO diapers/Pull-Ups!
That leads me to the second dreaded half of nighttime potty training, the MESS! The thought of cleaning up soaking, pee-stained sheets is, no doubt, the LAST thing you want to be doing in the middle of the night. Trust me, I've been there myself! Since I'm in the business of taking the stress out of ALL aspects of potty training, I’ve spent lots of time finding the best options to solve this problem and make your life easier.
Because I encourage families to take away ALL diapers and Pull-Ups on day one of potty training for the most effective and efficient potty training process possible, I knew I had to find a high-quality product to protect children’s beds in case of those inevitable accidents along the way. And guess what? I found it! The gem of reusable mattress protectors - Nook Sleep’s Waterproof DreamSheet is the golden ticket to protecting your child’s bed, making nighttime potty training easier for YOU, while maintaining safe sleep for child in an eco-friendly way!
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Created with safe sleep-in mind, Nook’s patented raised Pebbles on each reusable sheet helps to increase airflow for your child to help them sleep safely and peacefully all night long! If and when overnight accidents do happen, you can simply take the sheet off and throw it in the wash! (Who doesn’t like easy cleanup while also preserving our planet?!)
To continue encouraging dry nights, I also recommend setting up a potty station near your child's bed with:
· A floor potty
· Change of sleep clothes
· A night light
· A towel to go under the potty
This will create the ability for your child to have easy access to the potty if and when they wake up in the middle of the night needing to release their bladder. You can practice what these nighttime potty trips will look like during the day! Make this practice time fun and positive. Have your child lay in their bed and pretend to sleep. Tickle them and say, “Your body is telling you it’s time to pee! Wake up!”. Have them jump out of bed and sit on their potty, pretend to pee, and then have them hop back into bed and pretend to fall asleep again! This exercise will help to prepare them for when they really need to go in the middle of the night!
Children are often ready for nighttime potty training long before we realize it! Don’t let the dreaded anticipation of this transition keep you from giving it a go! Get a Waterproof DreamSheet from Nook and get started! Don't forget, I'm here to help you make it out alive, dry, and diaper-free! You've got this!!