I really hope you can help Ive completely run out of ideas. After crying on the way home from nursery pick up i thought to myself, I need to seek professional help as what I’m doing clearly isn’t working!
My daughter is 4 (5 in Dec) has been potty trained since she was 3, but since around 8 months ago it’s taken a turn for the worse and I just don’t know where to go from here. She is on average having 4/5 accidents a day of both kinds. She has the occasional day where she is fine but it’s when she chooses too. I’ve tried numerous ways of trying to encourage here to use the loo but she would much rather do it in her knickers.. I often get the reply I was to busy.. I’ve tried the following
Ignoring it as it could be for attention
Reward charts / treats
Timers (setting an alarm to remind her)
Telling her off (I know you shouldn’t but she knows what she is doing and I’m loosing my marbles)
Making her change her own clothes once wet/soiled
Not wearing knickers when we’re at home as maybe she won’t like the feel of it
I even found these pads on amazon but no difference.
It’s just so heart breaking as I know she can do it. This week I stopped nappies at night as thought maybe that might help not having nappies at all. She has been dry 4 nights in a row but still wet in the day I just don’t know what to do. Nursery advise me that it will change when she goes to school but she is so strong willed and doesn’t care what people think, I can’t see it making any difference her just being at school.
How do you make a 4 year old care?