While EC seemed like such a wonderful, logical idea when my daughter was an infant, I am now wondering if it has screwed her up. I started doing EC at 6 weeks, and did it part time as I had to work. It worked great, and seemed to be just the thing to keep my little girl clean.
At 13 months she was telling me she needed to use the potty. So we went to full-time undies and trips to the potty. She was doing great, having very few accidents. At 1.5 she started refusing to use the potty, so I backed off for a few months then started again. Once again she did well, but after a couple of months she began throwing fits again and refusing to use the potty. So we waited again, and started up once more, and the very same thing happened.
Now, at 2.5, we have constant accidents every single day. I am over it, to say the least. It has been a year and a half of potty training, and yet again I feel I'm back to square one.
She's smart, and she knows what to do. But she only does it when SHE WANTS to. I've tried every trick in the book. We've tried different potties, timers, treats, rewards at the end of a dry day, sticker charts, EVERYTHING. And yet I have a 2.5 yo who is still not consistently using the potty.
Has anyone had a similar experience?
I'm now pregnant with our second and fearing that in 6 months when we have a new baby, my first will still not be potty trained.
Everyone thinks I messed her up by doing EC. I can't tell you how many times I've heard, "well you started too early." I'm starting to believe that that is the case.
I NEED HELP, or I may rip all my hair out.