How to handle regression?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2013
How to handle regression?
Tue, 06-04-2013 - 1:02pm

My 3 year old nephew that I babysit a couple of days a week has been potty-trained (pee & poop) for a good 6 months. But lately, he's been having tons of accidents! I don't know what is causing them, there's been no big change in his life like a new sibling or a move. And I definitely don't know how to handle the accidents and this sudden regression. Help!

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Wed, 06-05-2013 - 2:58pm

Hello twinklecat,welcome to our board.

first,we have to try to find the reason,does this normally happen when he is playing?

does he seem distured about the accidents or is he maybedoing this if he is mad?

does he have both types of accidends or does he have only pee or poop accidents?

The first thing to try,would be to start setting the kitchen timer and make him stop what ever he is doing and go to the bathroom and at least try for 5 minutes to go.

once you are able to answer the above questions,I will be better able to give more advise.

Oh,forgot,Is he wearing diapers/pull-ups or regular underpants?