After the first of year LO for sure will be in the next room at daycare where potty training begins. Last night it just hit me that there may be accidents in my bed since we co-sleep. Having LO sleep in his own bed would be a good idea at this point just for the sake of keeping my bed dry. We put him in an overnight Pamper for now since it works better than his Cruisers at night since they are so absorbant. If he wears Pull ups to bed will I even need to worry about accidents in my bed?
The other night my dad babysat and LO started off in his crib just fine. Is it time to just to make sleeping in his room a thing? I know DH would love it because when he’s home he ends up sleeping on the couch since LO takes up the middle and his side of th bed.
apricot / 264 posts
I've co-slept with all of my kids. My oldest has never had an accident in my bed. My 2nd one just began training. I plan to leave him in a pull up at night until he wakes up dry consistently.
pomegranate / 3966 posts
When DS potty trained he was also trained at night (on his own) and hasn't had any accidents. We put him in pull ups at night for a month or so after he was day-trained, and he was waking up dry each time so when we ran out, that was it.
If your DH is having to sleep on the couch I would think about letting LO at least start out in his crib. DS goes to bed super easy in his own bed, but crawls into ours around midnight each night. Ideally he'd stay in his own bed but I'm not ready for that fight.
cantaloupe / 6131 posts
Our son just potty trained at 3 and he wears an overnight pullup for naps and bedtime (which is normal for most kids) and he's never had a problem. At some point they learn how to not pee in their sleep and if you're still cosleeping, then I imagine its more likely they will wake you up if they need to use the potty. If you have a waterproof mattress cover, it should be fine. You may just want to buy an extra one.
However, I'm definitely Team Sleep Seperately, so I would boot my kids to the crib just in general.
pomegranate / 3658 posts
I don't think the potty training is going to be an issue with the co-sleeping, but I agree with others that it sounds like it's time for him to be sleeping in his own room anyway. Your poor DH deserves to be able to sleep in a bed too.
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
I always treated day training and night training as two separate things, with the understanding that you can't actively night train...even though you will see parents doing things like limiting water overnight.
The two things you are looking for at night are that they excrete an enzyme where they produce less urine overnight and that they wake up to use the toilet. If you're not seeing these signs, then don't do anything different at night, continue to use a diaper. It will not impede day time progress.
eggplant / 11824 posts
We co-slept through potty training and LO had only one accident in my bed which was actually in the morning right after she woke up, not at night.
We treated day and night training separately like @Looch described and also didn’t do pull-ups at all. LO went straight to underwear for day and remained in a nighttime diaper until she had 30 dry wakeups in a row.
coconut / 8472 posts
I would absolutely move your LO to his own room, especially if he already did well with it.
Before DS potty trained I didn't realize that night training was going to happen much, much later than day training. It wasn't until close to a year after day training that we stopped using pull ups at night. And there was a long time that we were using diapers at night because he was wetting pretty heavily. I kind of thought once he was day trained he would wake up to pee but that didn't really happen. At least, not right away.
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
@looch: that saves me from a future "pull ups" post.
I think I might put him in his crib tonight. co sleeping is so easy though.