Saturday, 09 June 2012
Of all the frustrations in the world, potty training is one of the worst. I thought we had done well. We had our daughter trained by 2 1/2, she still had accidents a couple times a week but nothing major. We thought we were laughing, all those people who warned us it would be hard, what did they know?!
Fast forward a year, she is 3 1/2 and I'm 7 months pregnant with #2. Two months ago the accidents started getting a little more frequent, almost everyday. Not fun, but doable. We'll keep a closer eye on her.
A closer eye and all we get is a complete and utter refusal to sit on a toilet. It's not that she's afraid of it, she gets there every once and a while. It's a rare thing though. She is stubborn and hot tempered. We can tell when she needs to go because she stills and crouches, but if we try to tell her to go to the bathroom she says she has no pee in her. Two minutes later she's heading up for a new outfit and I'm wiping the floor. Poops are worse. She can drag a poop out all day. Tiny bits at a time with protestations that that's all she had!
We are at wit's end. Yesterday we decided to put her back in diapers full time, and she loves it. We have no idea where to go from here.
Should we just let her keep wearing them indefinitely?
Should we start training from scratch again?
Will she outgrow this on her own? We have no idea. She's supposed to be starting preschool in the fall but now I'm worried that we are going to have to postpone it for another year if she isn't trained by then.
Help! What would you do in this situation?