Back in October 2013 we potty trained LP and aside from an occasional accident here and there she has been dry during the day since a few weeks later. It made life with two small children so much easier and considering she was only a couple of months past her second Birthday I think she dealt with it all incredibly well.
But since then LP has continued to wear nappies at night. This isn’t something that bothers me as changing one nappy a day is a lot easier than changing nappies throughout the day! I was also told by many friends that her nappies would gradually become dryer in the night and that would be a sign to ditch the nappies. Well, her nappies are definitely dryer, especially since starting preschool and getting up earlier but they aren’t dry yet.
Even so, when Huggies sent us some of their DryNites Pyjama Pants, Bed Mats and Natural Care Wipes to try I thought we’d see how LP would cope with special bedtime pants and a layer of protection under her bed sheet! She loved the designs on them, so much more exciting that a normal nappy, and she looked comfortable in them too. She’s been able to pull them up and down herself and we have been leaving the baby gate on her door open so she can get up in the night if she needs to go.
So how has it been going? Well, LP has never got up in the night to use the toilet, is still wet in the morning but loves wearing pants with princesses on to bed! So for now we are carrying on as we are, nappies or pull ups at bedtime until LP shows signs that she doesn’t need to go during the night. If she is still having wet nappies at night when she’s a lot older I’ll be concerned but there are children LP’s age that still aren’t dry during the night so it doesn’t really worry me at all.
How did your children cope with potty training? Were they dry through the night straight away or did it take them a while? I’d love to hear your experiences.
Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are my own.