It's often suggested that potty training should be done while the child is still a toddler, otherwise it can have negative affects on the child (can be embarrassing, create resistance to the training, etc.). Is the same true of night-time potty training? (night-time potty training is often presented as a separate battle)
- Almost no day-time accidents (knows how to stay dry when awake)
- No history of enuresis (bedwetting) in the family
- Night-time diapers are almost always wet, but only urine; no poop
- Consistent night and morning routine (uses the toilet just before bed, avoiding water before bed, and going directly to the potty in the morning)
- Sometimes he unloads a lot in the morning; My guess is that most urination happens when awake
- Child is currently 3½ years old
One opinion is that: "if your son or daughter seems perfectly content to sleep in diapers until middle-age, you might have to seek out the signs that they’re ready for the next level." According to the CDC, "middle childhood" is 9-11 years of age. Is it okay for a child to sleep in night-diapers until 11 years old?
Are there any long-term effects of delaying Night-Time potty training?