My 4 year old daughter seems to be regressing in her potty training. She was completely trained at school, or when we are out - no remember and always asking to use the potty (it has been this way for about the last 6-9 months). When at home, she seems to wet herself unless we remind her about using the potty. If she had an accident, we tried everything we could think of - rewards, punishment, time out. Then, this past week, she started having accidents at school, in addition to her normal antics at home. My husband & I decided to make her clean up her messes, bring as little attention to the situation, while at the same time rewarding any potty successes with candy treats. However, this seems to be making the situation worse. Now, she's having accidents all the time (even at school) and doesn't even seem to mind if she's wet or soiled. I'm so frustrated, but trying not to show it. Please help me!Answer Question
Answer by maddiemygirl at 8:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by kelinnh at 8:25 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by tmz717 at 9:25 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by shmorris56 at 12:15 AM on Jan. 24, 2009
One thing I was thinking as I was reading is have you had her checked for a UTI? Try spending a little time writing down what happened before and what happened after the accident. How is she otherwise? Any other developmental skills has she regressed in? She may be having more accidents because she is worried about it and then the accident happened out of worry. I agree with some of the others is that this behavior may very well be because of having another. Try to be patient. I would "matter of fact" mannerÂ have her clean up her mess, not so much as a punishment but as a hands on job. Good luck!
Answer by mrsrevjohnson at 1:28 AM on Jan. 24, 2009