Laura - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is just over 2 1/2. I started potty training her at 18 months, as she was asking to go to the potty. She was fully trained, and could go full days in underwear and not make a mess, even waking up from naps dry and peeing after.
Then she got the stomach flu. A very very bad one where she couldn't control anything. Every time she threw up or had diarrhea she'd cry because she made a mess. She was so sick she had to be hospitalized. The nurses caught on very quickly that she was trained, because when they'd come in she'd be crying because she was in a diaper and had made a mess.
Now, she's afraid to go without a pullup. I even bring out her undies and she screams that "i'll mess". I'm back a square one, which is hard. I guess at least this time, I'm not working nightshifts, so I'm awake all day. But still, How do you help your child get back on track?