anyone else had this problem

Christina - posted on 02/24/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi there my 3 year old son has been potty trained from the age of 2 and has been dry through the nite from the age of 2 and 4 months he was brilliant had no probs at all but the past few weeks he has suddenly started everytime he wants a number 2 he starts going in his pants, he is fine going for a wee any ideas why he has suddenly gone backwards, he uses a toilet as he didnt like the potty that much

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Christina - posted on 02/24/2009

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thankyou both very much for your advise very much appreciated, as for changes i have just gone back to work part time and daddy stays at home with him, so that could be the cause of it all, thanks again :)

Paige - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hi Christina, Sometimes kids go backwards. It's called regressing. Occasionally they just revert back to a younger age and sometimes it's caused by them just being overwhelmed by anything in particular. My suggestion to you is to not get too frustrated with accidents or tantrums he might have with potty training. Let him decide when to go and if he has an accident, let him clean himself up. He'll quickly realize that it's not so fun to clean up messy pants and it will give him a little more independence so he doesn't feel quite so overwhelmed. I hope this is helpful! Paige ;)

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Have you recently moved, or made any changes in his daily routine? Any changes, no matter how small they may seem to us, are big changes to toddlers and can sometimes cause them to do outbreaks such as trantrums, and going potty in their pants.

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