I am getting fed up with potty accidents......

Ashley - posted on 07/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Ok here is the story.....I potty trained my now 2.5yo when she was 20m. She was awesome!!! Little sister was 2m and we were all settled. She was accident free by 2wks and zero accidents for 2 months until we moved. We literally pulled in front of our house and instant accidents. So I expected this to happen but accidents didn't stop for 5 MONTHS! Then they stopped and she was back on track for 2 months and a month ago started again with accidents non stop. Nothing has changed in our life we haven't moved been doing the same thing now for 7 months. I don't know what else to do. I know she can hold her pee and get to the bathroom but she just won't. Plain and simple. I am so tired of this regression I feel like its never ending. And I have NEVER punished her for accidents we just brush them off get new panties and go get on the potty. But we are going thru 40 panties a week!!!!!!

I just would like some input or things you have done to stop regression. But please understand I know she can be potty trained and I would prefer an answer that didn't end in buying diapers.


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Michelle - posted on 07/22/2012




My daughter went through a regression period as well it is very normal up until they are about 3 1/2 what we did and it seems to work is I made her a chart with a picture of a microphone she really wanted on it and told her that when she had the chart all filled with stickers she would get her microphone only took us 2 weeks to be completely pee and poop trained and now the rule is if she starts having to many accidents I get to take it back. This being said my daughter is almost 3 1/2

Melanie - posted on 07/22/2012




My son is 5.5 years old and is high-functioning autistic, and he is just a big boy all around. We began PT at 2.5 years because he is physically too big for diapers and pull ups. He has never had a messy in his pants, ever, but when we are at home, he regularly wets his pants. He went through one year of preschool and not one single time did he wet his pants at school, but he would come home and wet his pants 2 or 3 times a day 2 or 3 times a week. He KNOWS easily how to go to the potty and goes some, but here is what we do that works best: I arrange to be home for a whole day or two, break out the timer and make him go potty every 20 minutes [and make him drink a lot during the day]. We have tried many incentives and they have all helped, so when one gets old, we break out another. Right now, if my son doesn't wet his pants, he gets two stones every day. Once he gets 10 stones, we go to the Dollar Tree and he gets to buy two things he wants. Right now he hasn't wet his pants in three weeks. There is always chance for a setback, though. Also, you say you are fed up, and I understand the frustration, but remember, this is normal, whether it seems it or not. Try your best not to let them see/hear your frustration...that makes matters worse, sometimes. Good luck, and something I take solace in: keep reminding yourself you won't be changing their clothes/diaper before their graduation commencement exercises! :-)

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