Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Potty Training is Going to Kill Me

I know some people say that girls are easier than boys, but I don't know. If this is true, I am really, really glad that I didn't have any boys.
Ever since I have been back at school full time, about 7 days, Bekah is reverting back to not getting to the potty on time. She had 3 or 4 accidents on my first full day while I was gone.
Tonight she got herself to the potty several times without telling me, and then all of a sudden she was releaving herself on some blankets on the floor. She eventually stopped and ran to the bathroom where she finished. We have been potty-training for almost a year now. Bekah will be three in less than 2 months. We had some real breakthroughs starting back in late June, and things have been going reasonable well since then, but now it feels like we're back to square one.
Most kids, when they have a few accidents and get themselves wet, don't want to get wet again. Not ours. We clean up after Bekah, but we're probably going to have to get the carpets professionally cleaned when we move.
Any suggestions??


Gene and Annie said...

It might just be all the change of you going back to school. My pediatrician told me once that potty training is the first thing they revert back on when change happens. So it makes sense that she might do this, so I would just be patient and give it a few weeks. Acutally, that is one reason I decided to wait to potty train Grace until after Dax was born. Having a little brother brings lots of change too. I know it is hard and frustrating! Good luck!

Amy R. said...

My only advice is to hang in there! Alex was 3 before he was fully trained during the day and 4 before he was dry at night. Since Colin has been born, he's gone back to wetting the bed at night. I'll have to agree with Annie that it is probably the change. I've always been told, "They won't go to kindergarten wearing diapers!" Not that that advice helps when you're constantly cleaning up messes... but it won't last forever!