How to handle potty training regression?

How to handle potty training regression?

My son several weeks ago started to independently go to the potty. After over a year of training and breaking down the steps, you name it, it was amazing to see this.

He was increasing these independent runs to the potty and we were so beyond excited. And then this past ~two weeks, he is regressed and now not even bothering going to the potty, just going on the floor This doesn’t happen in therapy sessions, because they have a plan to ask him if he wants to go or take… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

With the poop regressions it usually took roughly 2 to 3 weeks to get back on track. The peeing regression took us about 2 months. With the peeing it was a little different in that she was afraid of the public restrooms and I later found out it was the automatic flush. It came all of a sudden when she was ok with it for over 2 years. She was fine with the manual flush kind of potty.

posted 3 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you @A MyAutismTeam Member I think the root of it is the locked bathroom, yes. How long did it take to get back on track?

posted 3 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I’m sorry to hear about the regression. It sucks for sure. With my daughter the only thing that helped was starting the potty training steps all over again like the first time. On the bright side, it usually doesn’t take long for her to get back to doing it in potty. Also, if I think or probe enough, there is always a reason for the setback, it never just happens for no reason. Taking care of the root cause is a must. In your son’s case, could it be the locked bathroom? She’s only had one major peeing regression but have had multiple poop regressions which hasn’t occurred in quite a while now. I think I now know what caused them and have worked on rectifying it 🤞

posted 3 months ago
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