potty training

Elizabeth - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hello everyone! My daughter is 2 1/2 years old and has been potty trained for about 5months! Just last Thursday she decieded she didnt want to use the potty and started going in her pants All the time :( then laughs when I asked her why? Help please??


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Rebekah - posted on 05/07/2012




First thing, don't make it a big deal. If she continues, make her clean the panties and the mess up. If that doesn't work, resort back to rewards for going to the potty - whatever you did in the first place that made her go - praise, sticker chart, treats, etc. This keeps the momentum of her feeling PROUD that she went potty.

If all else fails, and I had to resort to this, I put my son in time out for 6 minutes - one time with that, he never did it again.

Katherine - posted on 05/07/2012




It's normal. Don't fret it. And don't make a big deal. She'll probably do it for a week or so.

ETA: It's called an extinction burst. When you train your child and all of the sudden they start to undo the behavior you have taught them. It happens all the time with potty training.

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