My 2yr olds potty training has regressed, any suggestions or advice?

Claudia - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi! My 2yr old daughter started potty training around 18mos, she was doing really well and going on her potty all the time. She was excited and happy about it, she read her books about the potty and would tell us all the time when she had to go and would go everytime, but for some reason she's regressed, she doesn't tell us anymore when she has to go and never wants to sit on her potty just to play with it or use it as a step stool. I don't know if the fact that she goes to her grandmas a few times a week when I have school and maybe she isn't working with her or being consistent. I've talked to both grandparents (mine and the inlaws) and she goes fine with my parents but has never gone with my in laws could that be the problem, any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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User - posted on 03/01/2010

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ask your daughter if she wants to start wearing big girls nickers and if she says yes explain to her that if she wears them she has to use the toilet as only girls who use the toilet get big girls nickers. then let her pick out her nickers. see how that goes. we did that and if worked. but if she has a few accidents in them don't get angry tell her you aren't angry as it was an accident but next time try to get to the toilet a bit sooner. my daughter would get really upset if she had an accident in her big girls nickers

Steph - posted on 02/26/2010

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hiya,my son is 3 and we are going through this phase of not going on the toilet,been through this before on the potty and i find if i dont presure him he starts telling me he needs to go,i think when the excitement of first going on the potty/toilet wears off they get board and go back to the baby stage again.which is so frustrating,but they will get there in the end.i ask my son through out the day if he needs the toilet and if he says no i leave it at that,and say ok maybe later,sometimes he has good days sometimes he has bad days,but they all get there in the end.good luck

Lea - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son is potty training and has done this several times now. I think he periodically loses interest. I think that providing a reward might go a long way to keep her motivated. I have an assortment of different stickers that my son likes. I would observe her other caregivers potty-training her and see if it is because they are forgetting a reward or forgetting to do it at all.

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