Steps backward especially in potty training and behavior are not uncommon when a new baby comes home. If there are lots of changes and talk about the new baby it could certainly begin beforehand. Try a sticker chart with prizes..every so many stickers..you earn something. (matchbox cars, bubbles, small stuff). Three is way too young for potty consequences. Set a timer and begin taking him every 30n or 40 minutes. Don't ask him if he needs to go..tell him 'it's time to go potty" If he says no, or I don't feel my potty coming tell him "you have to try. There have been lots of accidents lately. Accidents make our room stinky. At the same time..lots of one on one time. gifts won't do much. He wants and needs YOUR undivided attention. When the baby gets here tell him you need him to be Mommies special helper. Let him get bibs or diapers or small toys for you. Sit him beside you and read to him while feeding the baby.
at 4:53 PM on Mar. 10, 2010