Originally Posted by BrandiRhoades
I don't think it's a normal thing for a 4YO to want to revert back to wearing diapers...
I don't know if THAT'S normal, but that certainly wasn't what happened with my dd. She didn't "go back." She'd been wearing diapers all along since she was a baby -- only sometimes at home she'd decide to pull off her diaper when she had to pee, and go in the potty.
She usually didn't want to use the potty, and usually resisted any reminders -- just every now and then she'd up and decide to go in the potty. Sometimes she'd do it several times in one day, but mostly not so often. And she still wanted to wear her diaper, and also refused to use the potty away from home, so diapers it was.
Then one day a few months ago, she announced that she didn't need diapers any more, and that was it. She went potty away from home and everything, and had hardly any accidents. Now she's been accident free for a couple of months now, except that one night a week ago she pee'd the bed.
I can just sense this about my daughter -- that until she decides she's ready for something, she won't do it. Then suddenly she's ready and she just moves on and that's that.
|...especially when other kids ask about it (though, incidentally, why were you fielding these questions from other children and not your dd?).
Because they were asking me and not dd, so I just matter-of-factly answered them and they'd go back to playing. The part about "She knows how to go" was more for any adults who might be listening, and getting concerned that there might be a medical problem. Not that it's anyone else's business -- I just chose to throw that one out there.
|The Baby nickname itself I would hedge on with one of my children, but I cannot imagine allowing one of them to choose to wear diapers just because they felt like it. I'm not going back to changing diapers unless it's for a newborn or a gastrointestinal disorder. That's a pretty big step back in my book, and it is something that would bother me.
That's fine. I certainly never expected anyone else to deal with the diapers.
And it sounds like, as others have suggested, I should just stay with her for the time being. Because it never became a problem until I wasn't there. So maybe as another poster said, dd was insisting that the woman repeat that she was a baby --
Though that seems unlikely since the woman just said dd was calling HERSELF a baby, not that she was demanding anything of anyone else. Still, I wasn't there so I must concede that it's possible.
And even the teacher said she had no problem calling dd baby -- she just was worried about dd's thought processes about the whole thing. So if I'm just there to make sure she isn't trying to force anyone to recite, "You are a baby," then I guess we're good to go.