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4 year old and night training

Hello! I wonder what advice you may have for me. My 4 year old is finally waking up at night to use the bathroom, which is wonderful! But it then takes him an hour to an hour and a half to fall back asleep. He is up and down and up and down. Anyone experience this and can offer advice for getting him to stay in bed after he uses the potty? TIA

Re: 4 year old and night training

  • White noise, a book on tape, gentle music...
  • Make him go potty at least twice before bed (I have realized that kids don't fully empty when they go, they always hold some back). No drinks for 30-60min before bed. Dim lights in room, bathroom, hallway. Other than that just give it time. It will pass and he'll start sleeping all night again. My 4yo did that too and this phase did not last long. 
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  • @harmonicbabe26 thank you! The suggestion about going twice is a great idea!
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