Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Potty Training Regression woes.
Several months ago, we started aggressively potty training Ren. Yes, he's three, 3 1/2 actually. I'm of the school of belief that a child will let you know when they are ready, and he *finally* let us know around Christmas.
Things have been chugging along well! Then around Valentine's Day he just stopped. Stopped going #1 AND #2. The messes were terrible! I tried several suggestions varying from put him in a diaper if he wants to act like a baby to make him help you clean it up. Yeah. Failures. All of them. So, I sucked it up and went out to buy Pull-Ups. Yes, I gave up. Yes, I felt guilty. No, I didn't analyze it. On the contrary. I just *let him be*. If he wanted to use the potty and be a big boy he would.
This week, that all changed again. He's back to potty-ing, with subtle reminders. He's wearing his big boy undies during the day. Yet now I face a new problem. He won't go #2 in the potty anymore. AT. ALL. Absolutely, flat-out refuses to. He waits until night-time when the Pull-Up returns and then goes.
Sooo, does anyone out there have any ideas to help? I really, really have no idea why he won't do #2 on the potty. IS this typical? Help me please! Thanks!