Potty-Trained Toddlers and Accidents

Potty-Trained Toddlers and Accidents

Accidents do happen. They're a part of the potty training process for most children, but they can be upsetting for both child and parent. Get some insights and wise advice on handling accidents.

Don't blow up when you see a puddle under or near your "toilet-trained" toddler. Instead, point it out, express your regret, quickly change his clothes, help him wipe up the puddle, and put the wet things in the laundry. Your child can and should help clean up, but try not to turn the experience into a guilt trip. Yelling and long discussions won't help either.

Forgive: Sometimes They Forget
Children really can't say why accidents happen, so don't press your child for explanations. One common cause of accidents is sheer forgetfulness: children this age can get so caught up in an activity that they forget to pay attention to the signals their bladder is sending them.

Help Them Handle the Problem
They might also be under stress from a big change like a new daycare setting, for example, or a baby in the house.

Young children lack insight into their own behavior, but they do need to know how to handle the problem when it occurs. That's why enlisting your toddler's help in accident cleanup is so important.

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Decisions on Panties or pull u

2/8/2016

My 2 yr old can't decide what she wants to put on to make it easier to go potty so I put a long dress on her with nothing under when we are home, that way she just runs to the potty it's been working great she remembers to go.

Accidents

2/8/2016

If there's an accident just say it's OK just remember try to run to the bathroom and I will help you, that has been working with my little one.

stubborn

angie 2/4/2016

my son goes to the potty but sometimes refuses to stop playing and just goes on the floor. lol its funny but gross i have no idea how to make it stop

Great Advice

2/1/2016

But it pains me to see her regress after being on point since 12 months and all of a sudden at 2 you want to just be difficult

Good Potty Training

1/14/2016

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