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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Potty Woes


Just like the economy is tanking, so is our potty training. There has been no good potty trips today. Poor Butterfly has wet her panties every single bathroom trip today. Sigh...

I've done a lot of reading. Mostly on potty regression because that is what I feel like is happening. And I don't know why it's happening. Almost every thing I read is on a big change. Like a sibling or a move or a new classroom or something like that. The only thing I can think of is that the boys have become more mobile. Maybe she's afraid of loosing her toys to it?

I'm just not sure what to do for her with this. I feel like I can't deal with it and I wish she would go back to just doing it. We've talked about timers, rewards again, or something else but it just doesn't seem to encourage her to go.

Juice and I are both very tired the past couple of days. I think we're a little short with her, especially with this problem. I'm really not liking it.



  1. boy, I am with you on this. I made Audrey go without a diaper for a little bit today (she threw a fit) and then managed to hold it in for an hour. She finally went just before her nap, but I don't dare put panties on her yet.

    Looks like I need to do some research myself!

  2. I'm so at the same place! Sprout wet on my bed this morning and then we were in the bathroom and she peed in her pants. I don't get it, I don't know what to do to help, I'm at my wits end! So, I feel for you and so understand where you're coming from!

  3. It wouldn't be a UTI bothering her or something? I'm just guessing here. She had done so well for so long, it seems odd. Maybe your pediatrician would have some ideas. Hope things get back to normal soon!

  4. The only thing I can think of to tell you is what finally worked with Kaiden. Draw her a potty chart (ours looked like a Candy Land board), with each space representing one day. Every day that she stays dry, she gets to put a sticker on. When she reaches the end (I would only go 10-14 days, max) then she gets some kind of prize. For Kaiden, it was his big boy bed. That was major motivation for him! And you could see his disappointment in himself when he didn't get to put a sticker on his chart. Good luck!


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