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<p>DD is 2.5 and has been saying "I can't" so much lately.  I don't know if she picked it up from her cousins or what.  Everything she is saying "I can't" about are things she CAN do such as eat pasta with a fork, get on the bed, wipe her bottom after going potty, putting shoes on and taking off, etc.  Not sure how to best deal with this, I tell her she can, encourage her to try, etc.</p>
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<p>Anyone BTDT?  How to best respond?</p>
 

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<p>I immediately looked to your signature to see if you were pregnant or had a new baby. It's common for kids to regress when there's the stress of a new baby or impending birth. I would indulge her *when practical* (ie don't knock yourself out) and she'll probably get past it. She might just need to be babied a bit to feel secure.</p>
 

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<p>My DS is so there! His regression has more to do with potty learning then any new siblings as his baby bro is 9 months old already! It's annoying. we encourage him to do it on his own and make sure we play like hes a baby - that seems to help.</p>
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<p>Interesting.  I am expecting and she really enjoys talking about being a big sister.  She also recently started using the potty of her own accord.  Lots of changes happening and coming.  Thanks for the feedback. <img alt="winky.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1328406421076_162" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Thanks, mamas!  I guess I have been preparing mentally for the stress of the babies when they are born, but didn't think about the stress NOW.  Makes sense with the pottying too. Thank you.</p>
 
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