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has anyone ever just gone back to nappies? (shock horror! )

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houmousandcarrotsandwich Thu 02-May-13 07:19:42

Ds is nearly 3.5, potty trained just after 3rd birthday. Got the hang of it pretty quickly, odd accident, he decided he wanted to go into pants.

The last month or so, hes gone backwards. Rarelypoos on potty, reregular wetting (even if you remjnd him to go)

We are on holiday next week and I am dreding it!

I just think going back to nappies would make life easier. I know all the advice is to never go back, but has anyone.? Did it make matters worse in thellong run?

houmousandcarrotsandwich Thu 02-May-13 07:20:32

Apologies for typos, using phone!

SoupDragon Thu 02-May-13 07:22:40

I went back but used pull-ups rather than nappies as these still allowed easy toilet use. It wasn't after a period of being trained though, it was when potty training clearly wasn't working.

flippyflippers Thu 02-May-13 07:24:51

I did and it actually helped! Ds trained last oct at 2.4, ok till dd born in jan then major regression. Stuck it out till Easter but couldn't face him weeing all over my mums lovely carpets so reluctantly put him back in nappies for a week. Had another go when we got home and he's got it hurrah! I reckon do what makes it easier for you and enjoy your holiday grin

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 02-May-13 07:25:42

I should think that the stress and upset and worry about soiling themselves constantly will do far more damage than allowing him to wear a pull up and regroup. Perhaps he's not feeling quite right might be worth getting him checked out.

Trazzletoes Thu 02-May-13 07:26:52

I've had to because of medication that DS has been on. He has been back in nappies since just after his 3rd birthday. I'm trying to toilet train him again now and he is being very resistant <cries>

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 02-May-13 08:32:41

I went back when DD was about 2.5 as she regressed to wetting herself at nursery. Pull ups were great and she did it by herself not that long afterwards.

CatWithKittens Thu 02-May-13 09:49:20

What about the old fashioned, but very useful, training pants? We have had two types. One is thick terry with a waterproof cover which we tended to use for the boys, especially if we were out of the house and the other are just terry pants over which we put plastic pants in the early days of a child's training or when we were out or in the car. They are not a nappy and can properly be called pants, they keep the worst of a wee in one place, make the child feel that he or she has done something much more than disposable pull-ups and don't cost a fortune - ours will be doing their fifth child in a year or so.

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