Ok, so I just started full-time ec with my dd who is 8 months old. We'd been casually ec-ing since a couple weeks old, and I felt like we were both ready to move it up a notch. So we're doing ok during the day (except for not cuing when on the floor ), but I hadn't been planning on trying night times yet. But when I started offering the potty right before bed and first thing in the morning, dd started being dry most nights.
This made me wonder if her frequent "wake-ups" where she squirms, tosses and turns and barely nurses (we cosleep) are due to a full bladder and being uncomfortable. Last night, there was one time early early in the morning where she was very squirmy/agitated and I thought (in my half-awake state) that she probably was going to pee. Sure enough, she was wet in the morning.
So now I'm wondering if I could eliminate the frequent stirring by offering her the potty sometime during the night. Part of me says no because she can already hold it most nights and her bladder will grow into it. Also, she is not the greatest sleeper and I'm kinda afraid that offering her the potty will wake her up and I'll have a hard time getting her back to sleep. On the other hand, maybe if I do a preemptive potty offer around 10-11 when dh and I go to bed, maybe she would sleep better after.
One problem is that the way I have her dressed for the night is not conducive to easy access. She is in a cloth diaper (dream-eze or a padfolded flat inside a disana tie nappy) under a disana soaker with a wool sleep sack over all that. It's hard enough to take it off in the morning - wouldn't work at night. What else could I dress her in that would keep her warm at night if I do decide to offer the potty at night?
So I guess what I'm wondering is - do I change what I'm doing at night? Do I offer the potty every night at 10ish preemptively? Do I offer if I think she's getting too squirmy? How do I keep her asleep?