my 8 mo old wont let me pee!!! or shower? wut do u

Lalie - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO OTHER THAN CRYING IT OUT FOR 5 MINUTES OR HOWEVER LONG. I HAVE MASTERED A 5 MINUTE SHOWER!!! LOL SHE IS SOO ATTACHED. I AM STILL BREASTFEEDING AND SHE EATS SOLIDS, AND DRINKS FROM SIPPY CUP......I PUT HER IN THE CRIB SO SHE WONT HURT HERSELF....AM I MISSING SOMETHING?

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Kim - posted on 05/14/2009

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You're allowed to pee, poop and shower. I know it can be really difficult, but crying is not going to hurt her. As long as she's in her crib you know she's safe. It may be good for you to put her in her crib and take a nice luxurious shower. Can you hear her from your shower? It may be a good thing if you can't. That way you can do what you need to without feeling so guilty. She'll be OK when you go and get her again. Good luck and don't feel so bad.

Nancy - posted on 05/14/2009

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You can try to put her in a doorway jumper on your bathroom door. She can watch you and have fun too. Is she mobile yet? I sometimes put my daughter on her own potty while I am taking a shower.

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Lisa - posted on 05/18/2009

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I either shower while she is having a nap, or i put her in her highchair and bring that into the bathroom so i can talk to her while i shower. I make sure she has toys on her highchair to play with. If you're leaving her in her crib I would make sure she has some really fun interesting toys to play with or watch (like the fisher price aquarium) as she doesnt understand that you need a shower and thats why she is being put in there, she might think you are putting her to sleep and if she's not tired well then that may be upsetting for her?

Melinda - posted on 05/18/2009

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Hi there, i know exactly how you feel. it can be very trying sometimes to do anything! When i need to go to the toilet and hubby is not around i put her in the walker and take her with me so that she can see me and i can talk to her,its funny cause when hubby IS around and she's in her walker she'll sometimes follow me :-) As for a shower if hubby's not around i'll try and shower when she's asleep, or once again put her in her walker, or jolly jumper (however she's too big for it now). If you have trouble hanging the clothes out to dry, what i do is take her with me in her stroller, or put her in her hi-chair at the back window where she can see me, and once again i am able to talk to her. i also give her a teething ring, as this keeps her happy. Good luck :-)

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Quoting Rachel:

When Breayna was younger, I would take her in the bathroom in her walker or exersaucer and she liked to play while I got a bath. Now, I've started getting a shower immediately after she has her bath. I'll get in the tub with her and wash her (I've always done this), then when she's done, I'll let the water out and let her continue to play while I get my shower. We've done it twice now and it seems to work really well.


I do something similar to this too and it works great for us!  I think it's important to know that this age, a little crying will not kill them or even hurt them.  They will be ok, it took me awhile to let him cry a bit, I know it's hard, but it's not like they are crying for long.  My son now laughs at me when I peak at him from behind the shower curtain periodically.  :)

Alizbeth - posted on 05/16/2009

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Is there no one else to watch her while you do those things? I have a chair in the restroom I can strap my son in when my hubs isn't around, but that's so he won't get into things. I shower when hubs can watch our son. I'm around all the time so my son is actually more excited to see my hubs most of the time any way. You need to star leaving your daughter with someone else from time to time just to get her use to it.

Rachel - posted on 05/15/2009

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When Breayna was younger, I would take her in the bathroom in her walker or exersaucer and she liked to play while I got a bath. Now, I've started getting a shower immediately after she has her bath. I'll get in the tub with her and wash her (I've always done this), then when she's done, I'll let the water out and let her continue to play while I get my shower. We've done it twice now and it seems to work really well.

Suzanne - posted on 05/15/2009

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I used to be able to put my son in his bouncy seat and put on Baby Einstein videos for him while I showered, but since he's mobile now that doesn't work anymore. Now I just take my showers during his naps, after I put him to bed at night (around 7:30PM), or early in the morning before he wakes up. As far as using the bathroom...I either put him in his highchair with some toys on the tray, put him in his activity jumper, or his playpen and he's good to go while I'm in there. Hope that helps!

Stephanie - posted on 05/15/2009

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my boy is nine month s i put him in is crib or playpine and say mom will be back shes goin to have a shower you r ok dont worry i,ll come back and it workes and hes perfactly fine when i come back out

Veronica - posted on 05/14/2009

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My daughter acts the same way some days but I just put her in her playyard thing when im in the shower and shes usually ok if she starts crying i know she hasnt hurt herself or anything so its no big deal she is a baby and shes gonna cry (so my mom says) LOL. My daughter will pay little attn to TV unless it is the Superreaders on @ like 1030am EST on PBS or her DVDs (Your baby can read! Program) That is the only thing I can trust her watching for about 20 minutes and I know she will not stray from the TV.

Meagan - posted on 05/14/2009

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I don't let my daughter watch tv except for when I'm showering. She likes it so much that she forgets I'm gone. I also figure a half hour a day isn't going to hurt her. I let her watch signing time dvds because they're educational even! She used to cry the whole time I was gone, now she doesn't. You may want to consider it.

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