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night time potty training cold turkey

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elmoandella Fri 01-Aug-08 20:41:32

ds has been dry through the day for over 8 months. but he got ill a few weeks ago. he was getting up for his number 1's and 2's first thing in morning then going back to bed before he was il.

but ever since he was ill and had shits. he's started doing everything again through nights. also going thru a stage where he's asking for a nappy coz he's being a bit lazy for toilet.

if i went cold turkey on nappies for night as well as day do you think it would stop laziness. and he'd start going everytime now.

when he's got nothing on his bottom half and his willy is naked, he always go to toilet. just seems to be whever got clothes on. before he was il he was doing brilliant. it's been almost 2 months since he was ill and we just seem to be going more backwards every week.

he's starts nursery after christmas. and they must be fully potty trained. they wont accept him if not. they'll make him wait till he's 4 y o. but then he'll go to full time school after a few months of nursery when he's 4.6.

i dont pressurise him or get angry when he goes in pants. just let it pass and praise him when he does it in toilet. but i'm beginning to feel he's also getting slightly confused about wether or not he has a nappy on as he's still got them on for naps.

so . . should we go cold turkey??

Hulababy Fri 01-Aug-08 20:45:14

Children don't have to be night time dry to go to nursery/preschool. They will never know to start with.

DD wasn't consistently dry at night until turning 6, and she does have the odd accident a few months on now. She was day time PT'd at 24 months.

elmoandella Fri 01-Aug-08 20:49:03

ah but this is the problem. he's no longer dry through the day when he has clothes on as he assumes he has nappy on, (i think)

Hulababy Fri 01-Aug-08 21:51:17

OK, wasn't clear in your OP.

I would go back to basics and concentrate on day time only for now. Go back and restart PT, use a reward chart and praise any time he gets to the toilet. Ignore accidents, just clear up and change. no nappies in day time, not even for naps.

ajm200 Fri 01-Aug-08 22:03:05

I think it is normal for some very small children to start having the odd accident or revert back to wetting/soiling after being potty trained if they are ill, stressed, going through some sort of change in their lives.

You just have to go back to basics and start again.

I can say this now but if you'd asked me a few hours ago, I wouldn't have been so calm about it. My OH is away on business, DS is missing him terribly and although he's been dry all day for a month he's been weeing everywhere except the potty today angry

Nat1H Fri 01-Aug-08 22:12:05

They can't take children only when they are dry. They are discriminating against your LO

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