I couldn't find a question that fits this particular scenario. My 3 year old can use the potty during daytime. Occasionally he needs a reminder, but he is generally quite good at it. During the night he will wet himself. We have recently decided it is time for him to stop using diapers. I suspect that his bladder doesn't have the capacity to get him through an entire night. My approach is to put him on the potty after about 4 hours. This works well. As far as I can tell he doesn't even wake up during this and he stays dry.
I am wondering if this is good practice and he'll learn to rely on me putting him on the potty at night? Would it be better to just let nature run its course to make him learn to stay dry all by himself?
Edit: Thank you for the feedback. I can see from the answers so far that our approach may not be the best practice. One of the answers in this question actually proposes the "lifting" approach for a limited amount of time ( Night time potty training for four years old ).
I am also open to a completely different approach. However, I would like to induce some sort of motivation for him to stay dry.