They really do work,” says shubin. Nighttime dryness is the last part of toilet learning that kids achieve,” he adds. Start to go to the bathroom on a daytime and nighttime schedule once their bodies start to produce a substance called ‘antidiuretic hormone’ (adh) that inhibits urine production. For instance, make a grid chart or use a calendar, and give your child a sticker (like a shiny star or a happy face) every night he stays dry.
Check for constipation
Behavioral changes too play a role in achieving dryness, he says. It’s really only a problem when either the child or the parents start to think so,” says bennett.