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Old May 20th, 2017, 17:58 PM   1
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99% potty trained FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS!!!(vent)


Ok. So my son was super easy to potty train, did it early, like before his second bday he was done. So I didn't do DD as early, but she was only slightly over 2 (like 2 and 2 months) when I potty trained her.

From the get go, SHE DID AMAZING! I remember telling my mom she was going to be even easier to potty train than my DS was, and he was super easy. BOY WAS I WRONG. I'll definitely admit that I started before she was ready, but she was so good that I thought it would be a matter of weeks before she was 100% there. Poop was the easiest part and she hasn't had a poop accident since the beginning. But pee....ugh. she was basically 99% trained for the longest time, then she would have an accident randomly. Or a week of accidents and then be back to going fine in the potty. At this point now, she has MAYBE ONE accident/month?! But whenever she does, I'm always like WTF?! why did you decide after a month straight of using the potty like its no big deal, to pee in your panties?

In her defense, she is super prone to vaginal irritation. She had a UTI at 6 weeks old so I think she's just more susceptible to it and if I don't wipe her every time she pees, she turns red down there and I have to use basically diaper rash cream on her. So early on when she would have random accidents, I think it was my fault because I would get comfortable with how well she was going potty, I would let her wipe herself, and then she would get irritated down there from not wiping well enough and she would be back to having accidents til it cleared up. I'm pretty certain this is the source of all of our issues.

I'm just ranting because she peed her panties today for the first time in about 2 months, and I think it was because she was playing outside in the backyard and didn't want to come in to go. Even though I had to come in and change her pants.

FRUSTRATED. She is way too potty trained to go back to pull ups or diapers but having an accident once every month or two is the most annoying thing ever!!



 
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Old May 20th, 2017, 20:07 PM   2
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That sounds normal to me? Do I understand from your signature that she is not yet 3?

My DS1 was toilet trained for poos and wees around the time of his third birthday (we tried from 2.5 but he just wasn't ready), but he still had accidents maybe every week or two until he was over 3.5 and then the very, very occasional one until he was 4. Since he turned 4 he hasn't had a single one.

My son would get too busy playing, leave going to the toilet too late and have an accident. It's really normal at that age to still have accidents. Yes, it sucks cleaning up wee, but it's not unusual or abnormal. To me it kind of doesn't sound too bad if it's just once every month or two. She'll get it in her own time.



 
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Old May 20th, 2017, 20:20 PM   3
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It sounds normal to me too, unfortunately. My daughter had random accidents like that until she was 4. Almost always when outside or too busy playing.



 
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Old May 20th, 2017, 22:22 PM   4
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Having an accident every month or two doesn't sound "99% potty trained" and it doesn't sound like the "most annoying thing ever." It sounds like "potty trained toddler." Accidents happen and toddlers aren't perfect.



 
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Old May 20th, 2017, 22:26 PM   5
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We trained DS early, I called him 95% potty trained from about 18 months to 2 years old, because he had fairly frequent pee accidents until then. But even after he turned 2 and did great, he still had random accidents. They are just wee little ones. He still gets wet spots in his undies every now and then and he's 4!

That sounds really normal for her age. Really. She's potty trained, she just has the occasional accident.



 
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Old May 21st, 2017, 04:02 AM   6
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I think more kids do this than not. At least 90% of the kids I know have had a random accident and that's just when I've been there. It doesn't mean they need nappies. Many of them have been 3-4 year olds as well.
Just clean it up, don't make a big deal and try not to let it bother you.



 
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Old May 21st, 2017, 05:46 AM   7
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I would not say a nearly 3 year old having the odd accident once a month is of any concern. No way does it mean you even need to think about nappies it just means she is nearly 3 and occasionally gets distracted by what she doing and leaves it too late to get to the toilet! Honestly if this is the most annoying thing for you at the moment you are doing well!



 
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Old May 21st, 2017, 12:04 PM   8
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Here's "the most annoying thing ever" when it comes to potty training. Violet was out of diapers for 6 months and then had a total regression the month after her brother was born! Now THAT'S frustrating! We still had her out of diapers by the time she was 3 though. With my second, we also had him out of diapers at 23 months. However, he regressed when we went on vacation at 24 months. No big deal. We just left him to it for a while and now at 26 months, we're trying again. He's making progress. I'd like to get him out this summer since I get summer vacation, but if he regresses, no biggie. It seems that with all that happens developmentally and with all the lack of cognitive skills at this age, regression is really easy to happen. By the time 3 rolls around, it's much easier to get a kid out of diapers for good... assuming nothing traumatic happens. Violet did have a regression last month when she had a traumatic experience (hospitalization and lots of neurological stuff), but it didn't take much to get her back on track.



 
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 15:32 PM   9
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I remember still occasionally wetting myself when I was over 4 and in full time kindergarten! Nothing too unusual about having to change a pair of pants once a month I don't think.

My kid only just felt brave enough tonight to use her potty for the first time ever, despite trying for ages and ages and I am very proud of her, not frustrated at all.



 
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Old May 27th, 2017, 05:32 AM   10
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Don't worry about it, it sounds normal. We started a bit late with my daughter and she's now 3 and a half and still sometimes has accidents, but I'm not worried. She understands what she's supposed to do but gets distracted and it happens. Don't worry at all! I know it gets frustrating and stressful, but it s what it is!



 
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