Pre-k causing a problem with the potty

Megan - posted on 09/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Okay so here is the story. My Daughter is 3 years old she has been potty trained for the last 8 months! Hardly any problems. Now she is in Preschool the first week of school no problems the second week again no problems. Now the 3rd week we are having accidents every day. To the point they want us to buy pull ups or diapers for her again. She isn't peeing her pants she is pooping her pants. When she is home we have no problems. At school is the problem. What do I do anyone have the same problems or had the same issues what are you doing or what did you do to fix it?

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Katie - posted on 09/07/2010

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It's never a good idea to revert to the Pull-up's. This should be avoided in all. I think the issue is the teachers. I think they should understand 3 year olds put in new surroundings will get nervous and afraid to say "I have to go poo poo." These teachers should take more time and focus on some children who are having more accidents and taking them to the potty more often until they get comfortable enough to start asking to go. If they we're paying attention to your child they would have noticed that LOOK and realize this child is going #2. I had this SAME issue with my daughter's school. I had to pull the teacher aside and ask her could she focus more on my daughter for a little bit until she starts getting comfortable asking to go potty instead of taking them potty with the whole class 2 times a day. So, ask this teacher if she can please help you to help your child to get comfortable asking to go to the potty. Reverting to Pull-up's will make their lives easier and yours even harder becaus ethen you will have to potty train ALL OVER AGAIN, that's what happend with my daughter and it was harder the 2nd time around than the 1st. But that's just my opinion. I hope whatever you decide to do helps!

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Tenishia - posted on 09/17/2010

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I would like to say that I agree with Katie. I happen to be a Preschool teacher and this kind of thing happens all the time. New surroundings, unfamiliar toilets and new routines can get the #2 schedule messed up. I too would have said avoid the pull-ups. I think you got bad advice from the teacher and I hope you didn't revert back.
I am curious to know how things are working out since it's been awhile since your post.

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