Regression in Toilet Training

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My grandson is three years old. We have been working with him for over nine months to toilet train him. He goes through the night dry and for many weeks all day without an accicent. He is now completely back in diapers during the day. What happened?

Regression in Toilet Training

Sometimes, when a child regresses in toilet training, it is a cue to the caregivers to take a break. When a child feels pressure to perform, he will often regress in his behavior. Take a break for at least a week. Have a potty chair available, but do not talk about it or try to have him use it. Put diapers or pull-up pants on your child if he wants them. Many times, once the pressure is off, the child will decide to use the potty on his own.



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