Your child is ready to use a urinal? The most important question might be, are they really ready, or are you more ready to stop changing diapers!

Children are usually ready around 18 to 24 months. Often the signal that they are ready to let you know when to change diapers. You should be prepared to commit to three months of encouragement every day. Successful trip to the bathroom should be rewarded. Errors should not receive the same attention. The training requires patience. If not successful, it could mean that the child is not ready.


Many children wet the bed until 5 or more. The bladder of a child may be too small. Or the amount of urine produced at night can be more than the bladder can hold. Also, maybe the child sleeps too deeply and hasn’t learned bladder control. Children should not be punished for wetting the bed. They do not do it on purpose, and most will overcome. Until then, bed-wetting alarms, bladder training and medication can help.

Here’s my 2ยข:
I raised two sons who had bedwetting problems, and I swear by those Malem bedwetting alarms.