Toilet Training Regression

Toilet training regression can be just downright frustrating. It can feel as though you are taking two steps forward and three steps backward. But don’t be discouraged if your child is going through this phase.

Toilet training regression is a common problem. Becoming toilet trained is a newly acquired skill your child may have just recently learned to master. However, during the transition period, it is not uncommon for a child to revert back and forth between the comfort zone of the familiar, and the uncharted, unfamiliar territory that your child is faced with by adopting this new skill.

The same was true when your child first learned to roll over, to crawl, and to walk. The same is true with respect to toilet training. Regression is bound to occur.

Yet it is understandably frustrating to have your child suddenly up and decide to revert back to soiling the diapers again and refusing, for whatever reason, to go on the toilet.

So you may end up feeling as though all of those hours, days, and weeks that you spent, laboriously training your child, cleaning up after your child’s “accidents”, and doing the laundry, may have literally been “flushed down the toilet” (pun intended)!

Yet, while many parents may have a general tendency to look upon your child’s regression as a failure in training, what you need to do instead is take a step back and alter your perspective on the situation. Don’t look at this setback as a failure. It is not a failure on your part, nor is it a failure on the part of your child, at all.

Rather, what you should strive to do is to try to be proactive and to turn the situation around and see how you can turn this failure into an opportunity!

If your child has decided, whether consciously or unconsciously, despite the many hours, days, and weeks of disciplined potty training, only to revert back to the comfort zone and familiarity of diapers, then what you, as a parent can do, is you can seize this opportunity to quickly and adeptly “seal the deal” and get your child potty trained once and for all. 

The key to helping your child overcome toilet training regression is to be able to pinpoint and to be able to understand the triggers that may have inadvertently caused your child to enter this regressive phase to begin with.

Once you fully understand what the triggers are, then you will be able to further adapt, refine, and fine-tune your potty training tactics to help you help your child overcome this hurdle, like the ones discussed in this comprehensive guide to toilet training regression.
This valuable resource contains detailed information that will guide you, step-by-step through the toilet training process and help you address some of the most common potty training issues that parents are faced with.
Learn how to turn toilet training regression [] to your advantage and get your child potty trained once and for all!