MICHELLE - posted on 10/11/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I recently started to familiarize my 21 month old daughter with the potty. I originally wanted to potty train during her December break from preschool as I would have a couple of weeks to do it without any obligations for her. however, she started to show so much interest when I was on the potty...she would say "mommy pee pee" and hand me toilet paper, tell us when she peed or pooped in her diaper, and wanted to go on my nieces potty. one day after seeing my niece do poopy on the potty she was almost in tears as she pooped in her diaper and pointed to the toilet and didn't see a potty seat...so of course I ran to the store and got her an elmo potty seat...since then she LOVES the potty. she hasn't pooped on it yet which I am not expected for a while...but she pees often and tells us when she has to go. I still have her in diapers and she still goes in them...I am planning on going cold turkey the beginning of November after a family vacation. THIS IS MY ISSUE: everytime she sits on the potty she goes which is great and as soon as you take her off she wants to go back on...AND SHE PEES AGAIN! she will pee multiple times in one sitting and if you try to take her off she screams. even when she gets off herself....two minutes later she wants to go on again...AND GOES. is this normal for a child to pee multiple times in one potty sitting?
I don't want to discourage her but she will sit in there for 30 minutes if you let her. i know she doesn't have an infection as she is on antibiotics for a cold and believe it or not the doctor did a urine test (try having your 21 month old pee in a cup! definitely interesting) so i know medically she is fine.