Well, she's not potty training anymore. Bree is back tracking. I have heard from a lot of mothers that this is normal, but nonetheless, it is very aggravating. For about a week, she was doing so good when wearing her "big girl undies". She was going to the potty every time she needed to, and then all of the sudden, she stopped going. She stopped telling me that she need to potty. She just stopped everything.
If this is, in fact, normal...how long will it last? Is there anything I can do, or should I just let it all play out? "Letting it play out" is a method I have always adapted and used with Bree. I think for a baby, that's kind of what you have to do. You can't force them into anything. When she was 16 months old, and not walking yet...I tried not to push too much, and then one day she just hopped up and started running! I made transitions from bottles to sippy cups easy, and from baby food to regular food easy. I only made those transitions when I knew she was ready. So, when she started going to the potty by herself, I was ecstatic. I didn't have to push, or force her into it. She just started on her own, which lets me know that she has the concept down. She knows when she has to potty. Why back track? Why stop doing what she knows is right and good? I rewarded her every time she went to the potty. I did a little pee pee dance, and made her feel super special for being a big girl.
What did I do wrong?