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Too early to ditch the nighttime nappies?

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louise987 Wed 21-Mar-18 16:52:39

I'm on day 5 of potty training my 2.5y.o DD. She's taken to it like a duck to water and tells us when she needs a wee and holds it until she gets to a potty.

Since we started I've still been using nappies for naps and nighttime and she has been dry every night. When she gets up in the morning she asks for the potty and does a wee in it.

Shall I just take the plunge and quit the nighttime nappies too, or is this just beginners luck? I was expecting nighttime nappies to be used for much longer! Anyone else had similar experiences?

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Codysmum88 Wed 21-Mar-18 23:54:09

It probably won't last! Keep her in them, my 5 yo DS still wears a nappy at night, he was dry when we first started training

Enidblyton1 Thu 22-Mar-18 00:00:57

It's perfectly possibly she's ready. I know a few children (all girls) who have been out of night time nappies by 2.5.
I would ditch the nappies, but put a plastic sheet under the bed for a bit in case she has accidents.

3boysandabump Thu 22-Mar-18 22:00:58

My first 2 did day and night at the same time. 3rd has a nappy at night for an extra few months. Give it a try.

Doilooklikeatourist Thu 22-Mar-18 22:03:38

Give it a try
Put a couple of old towels under the sheet just in case

mintbiscuit Thu 22-Mar-18 22:04:38

Night dryness is down to hormones. These hormones reduce the amount of urine produced. I would say highly it’s highly your dc will be producing these to be dry at night but always worth a shot.

Blahdyblaah Thu 22-Mar-18 22:06:39

Worth a shot but i would invest in a waterproof sheet first. Pee soaked mattresses are not fun

Mumoftwoyoungkids Thu 22-Mar-18 22:07:07

Depends how much you like washing sheets!

I had a rule of 1 month dry before I lost the nighttime nappies.

In my world life is far too short for washing sheets.

SpacePenguin Thu 22-Mar-18 22:07:59

Yes, definitely go for it. My first was dry at night from the get go and never once wet the bed. He was dry at night while still figuring out day time toileting.

Second was a different story and it took a long time before she was ready to go without a nappy.

Somersetter Thu 22-Mar-18 22:08:56

I'd ditch them now - she obviously doesnt need them. You can always change your mind if she starts wetting the bed.

dontforgetbilly Thu 22-Mar-18 22:16:51

Dd was about 2.5yrs when she potty trained, was dry all night from start. She's now 6 and never had a night time accident.
Ds was about 2.9 when he potty trained, he's now 4 and has had one night time accident.
So she could well be ready and it feels great to be totally nappy free!
*I use term potty trained v loosely, they both chose to do it themselves and needed v little input. I'm very much in the don't try til they are definitely ready camp

ivytable Thu 22-Mar-18 22:40:33

We went with it. At first we potty trained DS at home but still put him in nappies when he went to nursery. Nursery said that just confuses him so we stopped using nappies altogether - day/night/home/nursery. He had a couple of accidents but hasn't looked back at nappies since!

didireallysaythat Thu 22-Mar-18 22:42:06

My 7.5 DS2 is still in pull-ups at night - he sleeps so soundly he just doesn't wake up....

boredofwaitingagain Thu 22-Mar-18 22:43:43

I've ditched night nappies at the same
Time as
Day for all 4 of mine. All dry day and night by 2.5.

louise987 Fri 23-Mar-18 14:01:51

Really interesting! I hadn't heard of any children who had done day/night nappies at the same time, especially without specific 'training'. But it sounds like it does happen (despite my HV demanding it's impossible!)

Sounds promising - I think I'll get the spare sheets out and give it a try in the next few days. I may be having beginners luck but I'll only find out if I take the plunge!

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Somersetter Sat 24-Mar-18 11:08:39

I know of two boys who were dry at night at soon as he was day potty trained and one boy who was dry at night before potty training started, so bizarrely was in nappies during the day but not at night!

No idea if it's coincidence all three were boys...

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