Potty Training Problems
If you are potty training and your child is going through a stressful time, they may not want to potty train any longer during this period. Stress can come in a number of ways for a child, whether it is because they are sick, a pet has passed away, a baby is being born, their has a been a separation or divorce or even moving to a new home, the stress this can cause them many times will result in your child not wanting to use the potty.
Many parents go through the problem of a child holding their pee, you are not alone.
The child at first is very respective to using their potty chair or potty seat and then suddenly something changes and they no longer will go on the potty. This is normal, although not a good thing to have happen, when a child is holding their pee, since this can cause other problems as well as mean that accidents are more likely to happen.
Depending on the age of your child when you are potty training them, they may go through a period of potty training resistance. This is not that uncommon to have happen with a child. This can be especially true when a child is two when they are potty training and going through the terrible twos as well. At this age, they are more likely to exert control over their environment by not wanting to learn new things or refusing to learn to do things differently. Again, this is normal to have happen in many children, because learning something new can be very scary for them and saying no is their only way of having any control over what is happening to them.
It is not uncommon to have a child that does not want to poop on the potty. This can be a very scary experience for a girl and there can different reasons as to why she will not go poop on the potty, but will pee.
Nighttime potty training is very different for many children to learn, since it can be a little harder for them to catch on to. Many children day time potty train fine, but can have accidents at night. This really is not their fault and it is usually because they do not have all the feelings in their body yet to let them know that they have to use the bathroom. So, keep in mind that it is not intentional at all and it can also be very upsetting for children when they do have accidents at night since they are going during the day and not having accidents.
Many times when children are potty training things happen that cause them to regress slightly, and sometimes regress completely.
5 Life Changes that cause regression:
- divorce or separation in the home
No. They are not “training pants” in the sense that they are going to help you potty train your child.
Question: “My son is 18 months old and seems to be interested in the potty. He tells me when he has peed or pooped by patting his diaper. He will even go and get me a diaper to change him, however when he gets on the potty he will only sit there. Is there anyway I can get him to use the potty instead of just sitting there? Thanks!”
Question: “My 2yo son will use his potty when he wants to, but not when he’s asked. He also likes to wear his big boy underwear…but doesn’t quite get that when he wears his big boy underwear that he needs to go potty in the potty chair. I think he’s so busy that it’s an interruption to go to the bathroom. I’ve tried setting the timer and taking him..sometimes he’s great about it and sometimes throws a fit. How do I get him to understand the concept? Maybe he’s just not physically ready? I’ve heard about “bottoms off” training and wondering if that’s what we need to try.”