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A little backstory: My daughter (Bella) is 3. She's been mostly potty trained for about a year though still has problems with her bowel movements but that had been getting better. Her father and I are in the middle of divorce AND I just had her baby sister (Rose) 10 days ago. Needless to say this has caused some serious regression. To the point that she just stood up on my bed and peed all over the sheets, pillows and my back. I've decided to put her back in diapers. I just can't handle taking care of a newborn and constantly having to clean up a preschooler that should be using the toilet just fine. I explained to her that she would have to wear diapers or pull ups until she can go 2 full weeks without a single poop or pee accident. I'm going to print a potty training calendar and let her mark off on it when she goes a day without an accident.
Does this sound like a good plan? I'm just at my wit's end with this and don't know what else to do. Anyone out there that has experience with regression and can offer some input?
Between the divorce and her new baby sister, it makes perfect sense that she is going through some regression. I would probably back off for a little while. It sounds like her plate is already pretty full with adjustments. I do love the calendar idea though. Maybe give that a shot and see how it goes. I wouldn't put too much pressure on her. She is coping with her new surroundings as best as she can. Those are huge adjustments for her. If the chart doesn't work and she continues to regress, it would probably be best to take a break for a month or so. If you continue to force it while she is not ready, it will take at least that long to accomplish anything anyway.
I hope this helps and my heart goes out to you and your family. Please keep us updated with your progress
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Thanks. I haven't been pressuring her. Just threw her in the pullups. If she has an accident in them then I change her and clean her up. If she doesn't then that's cool, too. She gets treats for making it to the potty, still. All in all it saves me from having to constantly wash out her panties.