What in the hey do you do when your EC’d, potty independent child starts resisting the potty...and pooping her pants?
Maybe you can relate to Kate from Eugene, Oregon, who has a 20-month old daughter:
“Hi Andrea. My name is Kate and my child is almost 20 months old and she has not pooped in her pants since she was probably six months old. Recently, we went on a vacation and she started pooping in her pants again. Not every time, but more regularly. She's very opposed to potting right now, both pee and poop, but we can usually get her to pee, some of the time. But poops are kind of an enigma to us now because she hasn't pooped in her pants for so long and we don't know what to do. We were hoping for your help. I think that's all the information you need. Thanks so much. I really look forward to hearing your answer. Thanks. Bye.”
When your child takes a big step backwards, you can feel like all the elimination communication (or potty training) you've done was for nothing.
Truth: Major changes to a child's routine, such as a vacation, can definitely spur on a potty regression.
What you are going through is completely normal...but how do we get out of this dreadful situation?
Today we'll talk about a few things you can do to help get your child back on track if they start resisting the potty...and begin pooping their pants after a near-lifetime of not pooping their pants. :)
Listen to the full podcast episode for a special musical surprise at the end!
You will hear:
- How changes in routine can impact EC
- How to check your vibe
- What “misses” really indicate at this age
- The surefire way to get out of a potty pause at 20 months (you’d be surprised that it has nothing to do with EC)
Links and other resources mentioned today:
- The Go Diaper Free Book
- The Pep Talk is a free “first 20 pages” excerpt found on my Potty Training Book Page
- Free Observation Log
- The Tiny Potty Training Book
- Potty Pause MiniCourse
- Podcast Episode #23 - Potty Pauses
- "You Can Still Cry" by Aly Halpert + Friends
- Top Hat Potty at TinyUndies.com
- Mini Potty at TinyUndies.com
- Easy Start Guide for EC (Free Download)
- Ask Andrea: Submit your questions about elimination communication here!
Download the Transcript
If you can't listen to this episode right now (um, sleeping baby!?)...download and read the transcript here:
Subscribe, access past episodes, and leave me a review...
If you want to access all past episodes and subscribe to be notified of new episodes as I publish them, please visit us over on iTunes and click subscribe there.
Lastly, if you like the podcast and have a sec to leave a review, please do so here. It means the world to me (in that more new parents discover EC the more people leave reviews...yay!).
Has your baby ever resisted using the potty after a vacation or change in routine? Please leave a comment below with your experience!
I look forward to chatting with you in the comments.