Naptime on the “Big Day”

Dear Narmin,

Well, I found your website quite informative and useful. I am quite excited and a bit anxious to begn potty training (I'm going to read that book twice to make sure I know what I'm doing.) The one thing on my mind that I couldn't find on your website or anywhere else on the web is what does she wear for naptime on the "big day" (I don't want her to get all wet--she has super sensitive skin). Will she be able to not pee at all during naptime once she's trained? (Sometimes she wakes up dry; sometimes she's got a nappy full of pee.) Additionally, I believe I read somewhere that potty training does not involve nightime training....when are you supposed to start that? What does she wear at nightime so she's comfortable and doesn't wake up since your not supposed to use diapers at all once they wear training pants?

Sorry to have bombarded you with queries...I couldn't find info anywhere even at the AAP website...I can't wait to get my package so we can start!

Thank you.

Best regards,


Hello Leslie,

There is a section in the book about nap time & nighttime training.

One of the readiness signals is waking up dry from naps and in the morning - so do make sure that your daughter is indeed ready for potty training.

Ideally, you want your child to try using the potty training underwear for naps on the big day; however, if you are concerned about her sensitive skin, I would suggest a pull - up - but in a different brand - because she is all grown up and now only wears underwear - and then the pull up goes on just before nap and comes off right after the nap - most of us urinate within a few minutes of waking up and you don't want to give her the opportunity to go in the pull up because it causes confusion - so try to remove it before she urinates and try and have her urinate in the potty.

I hope that this along with the book makes a little more sense. If not, please feel free to call me at 713-817-1998 or email me and I will try and address all your questions. Sometimes it is a lot easier on the phone.

Have a great day!


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