My daughter is waking all night to go potty now that she is toilet trained. Help!
If she is emptying a full bladder numerous times throughout the night then you may want to inform her medical provider. This behavior is not unheard of however, especially among toddlers who recently mastered daytime toileting skills and are now intent on staying dry at night. Keeping the bed dry is a developmental process that starts when a child begins responding to the sensation of a full bladder. Rest assured, the number of trips will decrease with time and maturity. In the meantime, make sure to include a bathroom trip as part of your child’s bedtime routine to give her the chance to empty her bladder. If your presence is required for every bathroom trip and she is making mostly “dry runs” with little urine production, help her become more independent and gradually fade your role. Some parents even place a potty chair in the child’s bedroom for a while so she can eliminate quickly and get back to sleep without waking the entire house.