Should you use rewards for night time training?
Night time training is different to daytime training in that it’s less about behaviour and more about being physically able. If a child’s body is not physically mature enough to hold on to urine for the whole night, no amount of rewards or incentives will make any difference. In fact, in this case failure to achieve the reward could have a negative impact on their self esteem. Accidents can be upsetting for some children and so it’s a good idea not to offer incentives or rewards for staying dry throughout the night.
There are however other aspects of night time training that you can incentivise and reward. Things like following a good bedtime routine and going to the toilet just before bed and on waking can be rewarded.