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