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Potty training – night time & covering self in poo!

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tophat Tue 26-Jul-11 19:29:59

Potty training – night time & covering self in poo!

My DD is 2yrs 1month and recently she has started potty training, she just decided for herself that she no longer wanted to wear a nappy and she has been really good doing both wee’s and poo’s on the potty.

The problem we have is a night time so I don’t know if this is a potty training problem or a sleep problem. We have been putting her to bed and she normally runs around her room reading books and having play until she goes to sleep but since potty training she has decided to get naked wee and poo on the floor and then sort of paint herself with it. she doesn’t do it every night but it is quite bad, so I think we need to start going in getting her up and putting her on the toilet / potty but the only problem is that if you wake her up she gets really upset and will scream and cry for hours and get her self into a real state.

She spent a while before potty training waking up in the night and getting really upset and screaming for no reason and wanting me or DH to sleep in with her or come and sleep in with us but we never let her. I don’t know if it’s a bit of separation anxiety because my DH regularly works away and I’ve been away over night twice recently.

Anyway I don’t know if its all connected but any advice would be very much appreciated.

tophat Wed 27-Jul-11 08:38:23


Geordieminx Wed 27-Jul-11 08:41:53

Sleep suit on back to front, then a gro bag.

Discourage from getting out of bed. In our house once it's bed time then it's in bed and off to sleep. Not play time.

tophat Wed 27-Jul-11 14:52:55

yeah not a big fan of in prisoning my daughter in grow bag now that she is a bed. thanks for the advice but I guess we will find a better way.

Geordieminx Wed 27-Jul-11 17:39:04

Prisoning in a gro-bag??? Wtf!!!

Fine, let her play in her own shit and piss...but hey as long as she's not a "prisoner" eh??

Rod and back spring to mind.

tophat Wed 27-Jul-11 18:15:12

your right, so sorry. I'm a fucking idiot, for thinking that someone might have some tips rather than just trap her in a nappy and don't bother trying to do anything to potty train her at night, because as long as she's asleep at bedtime thats whats important.

ChristinedePizan Wed 27-Jul-11 18:18:54

1. No child is dry at night at the same time as they are during the day

2. A gro-bag is not imprisonment

3. No child is dry at night at the same time as they are dry during the day.

ChristinedePizan Wed 27-Jul-11 18:25:50

4. A nappy is not a trap.

She's two fgs. You're the parent, you're supposed to be in charge.

spanky2 Wed 27-Jul-11 18:46:08

Tbh, I would rather trap a child in a nappy covered in sellotape, baby gro and growbag than walk in to poo and wee everywhere! The sleeping at night is more important than potty training at night, especially when your dd is so young. Many children are not dry at night even when they are 3. Also tell your dd that she is to keep it in her nappy. My ds1 and ds2 were dry at night aged 2 but not in the day until 3 and 2 1/2 respectively. I don't think you can potty train a sleeping child as they are asleep and can't register the need to go to the toilet. However your dd is being naughty taking her nappy off. Also I'm obviously old fashioned when my ds's are put in their beds they are expected to go to sleep straight away. I would think that 2.1 is too young to decide when she is ready for sleep. She is probably really tired, hence the screaming. Be firm, you are the parent you tell her what you expect not the other way round.

Geordieminx Wed 27-Jul-11 19:03:16

Actually fucking idiot was exactly what I was thinking.

And I did give you tips.... You just think they aren't the right ones.

Good luck... You are gonna need it

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