Toilet Training is a huge step towards independence for your little ones. Here are our top tips for parents when approaching night time toileting.
Are they ready?
So your little one is nailing toilet training? Just remember this doesn't mean they are automatically ready for night time toileting. Most children under the age of five years still urinate in their sleep, and 1 in 10 primary school children do too. All children are different and development at their own rate. If your little one is making it all the way through the night with a dry nappy, or waking/calling out at night for the toilet, then it might be time to start night time toilet training.
Our Top Tips
Make sure your little one can manage to get out of bed and easily remove their pajamas. Choose loose fitting clothing to make it easier for them. Encourage your child to practice pulling their pajama pants up and down, and give them lots of praise.
Talk with your child about what to do when they need the toilet at night time. You might say: ‘Come into my bedroom and wake me up when you need to go to the toilet, and I’ll help you’. If your little one wakes in the night, always ask if they'd like to go to the toilet before heading back to bed. Having a night light for the bathroom or hallway can be helpful too, and make it a little less daunting getting up at night!
Use Waterproof Bedding
Bambella Waterproof Sheets and Toilet Training pads are designed to make life easier. Let them pick their favourite designs, and get them to help put them on the bed. Reassure your little one that it's completely fine to have accidents, and don't make a big deal about changing sheets or washing. We recommend having a few spares for quick changes in the night. Our products can be layered, so you simply remove the wet sheet, and have a clean one underneath ready to go!
Take a calm approach and try to avoid pressuring your child, the last thing you'll want is your little one becoming anxious about disappointing you. If your child is dry in the morning, give gentle praise, but don’t be concerned if they’re wet. Remember nighttime toileting is different for all children. Do not compare your child to siblings or other children. If you are concerned about your child and their toilet training, ensure you reach out to your GP, or health professional.
Just remember, it was take some time, and accidents and setbacks are part of toilet training. Children might get upset because of an accident or setback. If this happens, reassure your child that it doesn’t matter and there’s no need to worry.
Waterproof Sheets VS Training Sheets - What's the difference?
Bambella Waterproof Sheets are a fitted sheet for the bed, which has a built in mattress protector. It covers the entire bed, just like a regular sheet, and can be layered, so you can have a clean one underneath ready to go.
Our Training Sheets, are a wide waterproof pad, with fabric wings you can tuck under the mattress to hold it in place. It’s designed to protect the mattress, as can easily be pulled straight and changed when needed.
Some families prefer to use both, however it comes down to what works for you and your child.
Shop our range of Waterproof Bedding & Toilet Training Sheets here