How did you get your daughter to start going potty again??

Heather - posted on 08/15/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




OK, so I have a 2 yr old, who has been out of diapers since she was about 17 or 18 months. I cloth diapered, and she has NEVER liked feeling wet. SO, when she flat refused to wear them, I put her in the Gerber Training pants/plastic covers. It started out really well. She actually learned to go Poo in the potty before going pee. YEAH!!!

Now the bad part. At daycare, they are willing to do whatever, but prefer pull-ups. And my husband, even though he supports the cloth diapering, also prefers pull-ups. Add to that the fact that I am just 2 months away from having my second child. :) In May, I thought that we were almost there!!! She was going, telling the girls at daycare, and the poof!! it was over!! Unfortunately, I think it is a combo of a trip home, and mostly this pregnancy. EVERYONE talked about it at home, no matter how much we tried to avoid it. Now, she won't go at all, if rarely, in her potty. Not even for her prizes. :( I have no idea what to do. I don't want to make this baby a bigger issue for her, but we were so close!!! OH, and I should also add that she now wants to lay down like a baby when she does need cleaned up after an accident and won't even sit on the potty or let you change her pull-up (which I HATE by the way).

Any help is greatly appreciated!!! And sorry this is so long! :)


Katherine - posted on 08/19/2011




Everyone has to be on board and it doesn't sound like everyone is. Maybe she sees kids her age at daycare laying down and getting changed. Maybe she is regressing because of that.
OR she could be having what's termed as an extinction burst where they stop doing the wanted behavior for a few weeks. It really could be a myriad of things.

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