WT-Heck!!! (OT)

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Kier's picture
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WT-Heck!!! (OT)

The last couple of day DD has been doing this thing where she poops, and rather than telling me, figures out how to get her diaper off, and then comes to me saying she pooped. We had just gotten to the point where she would go, and then come over and tell me so I could change her. Now, I have to go hunt down the diaper, make sure there isnt any poop any where, and then clean her up (and change her top, because it usually had a bit on it from touching her butt). She isnt really to the point of knowing she needs to go before she goes (#1 or #2), and I am not in a hurry to potty train her at this point because of the fact that I will have a newborn to contend with in the next 10 to 14 weeks... and I am sure there will be some adjustment/regression issues with that. Neither of my boys potty trained till they were over 3 (DS1 was actually closer to 3.5 before he got it done) and they just did it. DD just turned 2. I know girls are supposed to be easier, but this stripping of the poopy diaper thing is really getting on my nerves. The boys never did this. I wish she would either just get it, and get potty trained now, or hold off till Jan. or Feb.... once we are out of the new baby/adjustment phase, and have had time to get a routine down, and past any adjustment/regression issues.

jgriffith's picture
Joined: 08/20/10
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Try masking tape and the diaper on backward Smile otherwise you may have to go with it!

Joined: 07/07/08
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I'm sorry, that stinks. I don't have any advice to fix it though. Maybe try introducing the potty, she might just be ready to train.

My DD just turned 3 and is fully trained now. The only issue is she thinks once she goes to the bathroom on the potty her undies and outfit are dirty and she needs to change. If I don't catch her quickly enough she'll strip right down.

Kier's picture
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"Conornme" wrote:

I'm sorry, that stinks. I don't have any advice to fix it though. Maybe try introducing the potty, she might just be ready to train.

My DD just turned 3 and is fully trained now. The only issue is she thinks once she goes to the bathroom on the potty her undies and outfit are dirty and she needs to change. If I don't catch her quickly enough she'll strip right down.

We have a little potty in the bathroom down stairs. Infact, we just bought her a princess one that she picked out herself. The one we had from the boys was in pretty rough shape. She will sit on it, but not go. ANd, now shes more interested in sitting on the big toilet, but is too little to get up there herself. She sits for about a second, may toot, and then wants to get off. She has peed on the toilet once, but I think it was more of a fluke. DH put her on the big toilet, made sure she had herself balanced and holding on, and then walked away to work on the food he was making (the bathroom is a tiny little closet right there, so he could still see her). Shes so dinky that even with a step stool she still cant get down on her own. She sat there long enough that she finally went.

I have tried letting her run around naked with the potty right there for her, but we just end up with wet spots on the floor... she gets what shes doing as, or after, she does it

Risstopher's picture
Joined: 02/29/12
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awwwww it sounds like she's trying to help you by eliminating a step for you to do!

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DS takes off his diapers now, so we've started PTing. He won't poop in the potty (common), but we have very, very few accidents with pee. We've been using baby signing for him to communicate. When he's busy he keeps the diaper on, but most days around the house he won't keep it on (we use snap cloth diapers) and we use the potty instead. I keep it very light and leave it up to him on what we do each day. We did do one "boot camp" day, but nothing since - all DS led. I'd say it's worth a try to see if it'll help because light PTing sounds easier to me than hunting down poop. Though hopefully it's a phase!

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We just got a potty seat that goes right on top of the regular toilet seat! It works great and she doesnt fall in! I do have to help her up and down but she gets on, goes and is done! We started potty training at 18 mnths and shortly after 2 she was fully potty trained! I say just go for it! It would be so much cheaper to be only having to buy diapers for 1!!