Ever since we had our second baby six months ago, our three-year-old has gone through long stretches of the day acting like a baby. She says things like gogo and gaga and has even started to wet herself (she has been potty trained for a year). At times she refuses to speak and just points and starts crying if we don't get what she wants. What should we do? We feel helpless. Parents of two, Qld
It certainly is a shock when your toddler starts acting like a baby, this is called ‘regression’. Regression is a reaction to a change or a stressful situation in your toddlers life, and the arrival of a new sibling is definitely one of these times. Your toddler can be fine one day and the next she demands to be carried, asks for a bottle, talks like a baby and yes, toilet training can go backwards.
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