2.15.2012

Regression?


O has never been a toddler who wants to be treated like a baby.  She likes to eat what we eat, pick out her own clothes, and sleep in her own bed.  And if we accidentally call her a baby?  Well then she indignantly corrects us by yelling "I'm a kid!  Not a baby!"  But lately this has been changing and I'm a little concerned that we have some regression on our  hands.

Yesterday when I asked her what she wanted to wear she told me "a shirt, some pants, and a diaper."  This coming from the child who's been wearing underwear only for the past 2 months.  A diaper?  I don't think so.

And when she asked for milk this morning she told me that she wanted it in a baby bottle rather than a cup.

Oh, and have I mentioned that our previously potty-trained child has begun to pee in her pants at least once a day?

I naively thought that O was immune to the changes going on in our house - particularly since the baby isn't even here yet - but apparently I was wrong about this one.  It certainly isn't the first time...

11 comments:

  1. Regression-smegression. I'd like some progression around here starting with no more poopy diapers.

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  2. Oh dear, hope she moves past this soon!

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  3. Oh no! That sounds tough, but let's just hope she gets through this phase before the 'real' baby comes along! xx

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  4. sara did the same thing right before and after henry was born. it got better, after a few threats... yes, i admit to being a good mom! ;)

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  5. So, er, my kid is still in diapers, shows no interest whatsoever in the potty, is bottle-addicted, and has never once told me he's a "big kid" once (although, to be fair, he talks less than his peers). Does this mean he has nowhere to regress to? One can hope.

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  6. one of the best things we did for s was to get her a new babydoll when her sister was born. she did everything that i did with the new baby on her own baby; including nursing (pretend of course). i think it made the transition easier on all of us.

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  7. Oh no! At least it's usually short-lived, and maybe she'll work through a lot of it before the baby gets here. I second the suggestion about the babydoll so she can practice being a mommy, too, and you can emphasize mommy's don't wear diapers. (Which actually might not work if they give you those huge industrial-sized pad things after pregnancy like they do at our hospital...ick...)

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  8. Uuhh, great, I had totally forgotten about those after-birth huuuuge pad things. Wow, this is going to haunt me now! ;)
    Anyhow, it's just a phase... it's just a phase...it's just a phase...

    But I do agree with the baby doll. The whole shebang, bottle, diaper and all. If you don't have one yet. Why not go shopping for one together with the BIG girl, right?

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  9. But she's such a cute regressor. I agree with the other gals, a special baby might help.

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  10. You will all get there. Amelia did the same thing before Baden was born. Tips I found helpful.
    Get her to help with something special in the babys room/area.
    Spend time in that area with her. Read her a story. Talk about the baby (I am sure that these are all things that you are doing;) also talk to her about what will happen when you go into hospital.
    Buy a special gift for the new baby to give to O.
    O to go shopping and buy something special to give to the new baby
    You will all get there.

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