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How to Handle Potty Training Regressions

How to Handle Potty Training Regressions

It's no secret that the changes brought about by COVID have had an impact on our kids - and potty training regression has been something many families are struggling with in the wake of this pandemic.

When children are feeling stress (usually as a result of some type of change in routine), they may revert back to a previous stage of development where they remember feeling more safe and secure as a defense mechanism. For many kids that means no longer using the potty and instead being changed by Mom, Dad, Grandma, etc. They may be seeking that extra comfort and attention that they get in that intimate moment of being changed and having all your focus solely on them for a short period of time.

So, how do you help your kiddo get back on track with their potty use after a regression?

Step 1: Identify the cause of their stress.

Step 2: Remain consistent in your potty routine. Don't go back to diapers.

Step 3: Be there for your child emotionally.

Step 4: Stay positive!

Find more detail on each of these steps in my stories today! Has your kiddo had a regression since COVID?

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