Potty training relapse

Billie - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is about 2 1/2 now and I started potty training right around her 2nd birthday. She did pretty well and had accidents, but would tell me when she needed to potty and would go to the potty when I told her it to without argument. Finally about 3 months in she was doing so well, maybe an accident a day if that, we went and bought big girl panties to use instead of pull-ups, which we still used at night, but she was often dry when she woke up and would wake up dry from nap time as well. About a month later (4 months in) she stopped wanting to use the potty and would frequently have accidents. I noticed she would get angry because she couldn't do everything herself. (I always helped her obviously) Mainly it was the pulling down her pants part that frustrated her. Well, I started using pull-ups* more often and my cousin recommended I just let her loose without pants or pull-ups, panties, whatever; and have her sit frequently to avoid accidents on the floor. That worked for a while but when I tried using panties again, same problem. Now she is even throwing tantrums when I say it's potty time and will run away and kick etc. when I bring her to the potty. Then, if that wasn't enough, she even started potting on the floor if I didn't put pants on her and isn't staying dry at nap time or bedtime even though I have her potty right before. So I started using pull-ups again and am working with her to pull up and down her pants etc. This is really frustrating me though cause it was going SO well before. Has this happened to anyone and/or does anyone have some advice or encouraging words? Thanks so much.

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OH My Gosh you so TOTALLY told my life! My daughter sounds just like yours. I'm not sure what to do. I have been trying to brib her. It seems to work for the most part. Stickers, elmos movies, and M&M's seem to work well for us...atleast shes back to going about 3 times a day with me reminding her of the reward. Good luck if you find the secret let me know.

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Jessica - posted on 02/26/2010

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They will do it when they are good and ready~ My 1st daughter did the same thing but I had another baby and that made her relapse, she wanted to be the baby. Be consistant and let her do the work. One of those situations where u wish u had an easy button!

Billie - posted on 02/23/2010

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At least I'm not alone! I'm a younger mom and don't have anyone to talk to that understands. Once it's warmer out I'm hoping to find play groups, etc. in my area and maybe find some mommy friends. Guess it's true that they teach you patience. We are NOT going back to diapers no matter what. Thanks all for the encouragment!

Victoria - posted on 02/22/2010

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I seem to being going threw a midler situation, My daughter was fully potty trained, she was even telling the nursery people at my church when she had to go, but now she been having
1-2 somtimes even three accidents a day, very frustrating. I no she is able to go easier with strechy legging pants over jeans because there easier to pull down. Also potty treats work great, I use those fruit gummies so she doesnt get a bunch of chocolate and she loves them. I also had to just use the padded panties instead of regular so I didnt end up with puddles, makes life a little easyer, and when I go into town I put those plastic panties over the padded ones just incase. I dont know if putting a diaper on would be a good idea, might be confusing, or even letting her think shese getting away with what she wants. So if she wants to be independent I recemend, padded panties, strechie leggings, kandoo or pull-ups flushable wipes, and fruit gummy potty treats and always clap and blow things over the top when she goes to the bathroom my daughter even started liking flushing and saying good bye, lil strange but funny at the same time.

Heather - posted on 02/21/2010

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I hear ya:) I hate potty training! My son Logan will be 3 in April. He used to do great without underwear but as sone as I put underwear on him he pee's. He will do amazing one day (no accidents) and the next day he refuses. It's so confusing? I just started trying just pants on him (no pull-ups or underwear) It's seems to be working. I'd give you advice but its all trial and error? All I know is it'll happen some day and don't revert back to diapers? Oh and your not alone:) Heather

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