Potty Regression

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2007
Potty Regression
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Tue, 06-11-2013 - 10:07am

My daughter just turned 3 at the end of March.  She has been daytime potty trained for about 8 months now, and has been able to sleep through the night for the past 5 months.  She went through a period of time not to long where she regressed, having several accidents during the day.  But then she got back on track.  But now again, she has regressed but this time she is having accidents every night, several time a night.  I don't know what to do.  I have cut off her liquid intake about 1.5 hours before bedtime.  I make sure she goes potty before bed.  I think this is normal for a 3 year old but I am not sure what I can do to get her to get back on track with her pottying.  Any advice is appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 2:37pm

Hi there,

It can be normal to experience regression from time to time.  Has your daughter been sick at all? Has anything changed in her daily routine recently? Those are just a couple things that can trigger regression.  Also, if she's learning a new skill, not sleeping well, etc. can also play a role.  Hang in there!  I know it can be frustrating but it sounds like you are doing what you can do at this time to help.  Hopefully it is just a temporary blip and she'll be back on track soon.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2007
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 4:32pm

We recently moved to a new house and that was right around the time that it started.  So I am guessing that is probably it.  Thank you for the words of encouragement! :)

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 3:58pm
yes, something as big as a move can easily cause a regression. I would just keep working with her, don't get frustrated. Honestly, having them night trained that early is a huge accomplishment to begin with, so hang in there!!
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