Tuesday Toddler Tales
Ugh, I might just be at the end of my potty training rope please, someone throw me a life preserver of hope, encouragement, and some new ideas!!!
This past week, out of nowhere:
Emily is waking up wet every morning, her entire bed soaked and she apparently isn't bothered by it in the least. She tells us "it was a accident, I'm sorry I pee peed in my bed" and is eager to take a bath to get cleaned off. She LOVES baths, could she be doing this on purpose because she knows a bath will follow?
She appears to be freezing up randomly throughout the day, here at home, at Gymnastics class, and at Preschool, when the urge to pee hits her and the pee puddles on the floor around her. She doesn't cry nor does she seem embarrassed by it. Is she acting out or just not able to get to the bathroom on-time? She has only been potty trained for a few months...
She is doing what can only be explained as holding her poop in when feeling the urge to poop. She tenses up, freaks out and often begins to cry, and then, it's over and only a clumpy skid-mark remains, which requires an underwear change and always invokes an apology from her. She's not constipated, she does poop randomly on her own with no pain or discomfort and is always really proud of herself when she does this so, what gives? Is this a control thing for her? She's not afraid of the toilet nor of the act of pooping and never had any issues while potty training.
Going to Preschool is the only change in our lives and we haven't had any visitors in a while.
Any reason for this regression or is this just part of the joys of potty training where no much of anything makes sense?!?!?