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Nighttime strike or progression?

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I had a thread a few months ago about starting night-time ec with my dd (now 12mo), and  successfully initiated ec at night.  Most nights i would potty her 1-2 times and she would be dry all night with few exceptions.   Then all of a sudden a few days ago, she began to refuse the potty at night, even after giving need-to-pee cues.  She is capable of holding it all night, but not every night and has been having misses at least half of the time.  

 

Is this a potty strike?  She still is fine with ec in the day time.  Do I just put her in a diaper and let her pee at night?  Anyone else have the same thing happen?  Or is this a progression in night time pottying, maybe experimenting with holding it all night?

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An EC experienced parents have some advice to share?

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Is this a potty strike?  She still is fine with ec in the day time.  Do I just put her in a diaper and let her pee at night?  Anyone else have the same thing happen?  Or is this a progression in night time pottying, maybe experimenting with holding it all night?

It doesn't really matter if you want to call it a strike or not. It is a miss every other night or so, yes? Both of our younger boys went through a stage where they no longer wished to use the potty at night. We put diapers on them because I prefer changing diapers over sheets. One of them became dry most nights shortly after (but only while wearing a diaper, amusingly). The other is soaked every morning. I am of the opinion that you can do whatever gets you the most sleep. She will be nighttime dry at some point. Half my kids were night dry before their first birthday, the other two were big wetters but the oldest was dry before his second birthday and hopefully the youngest will be as well. All the boys refused the potty at night sometime before they started holding it.

 

Good luck.

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