Standing and peeing, too early to potty train?

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My daughter is 13 months old and as soon as she gets out of her diaper for a change she stands up and pees. I am so tired of cleaning this up. She even stands up in the bathtub when she needs to pee. I'm considering getting a potty chair to sit her on when she does this - but I've read that you shouldn't start potty training before 18 months. Any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else?

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Thanks for your help! I agree that she seems to know when she needs to go. She grabs at her diaper (or diaper area when she's without one) before she pees, as well as standing up and really appears to be signaling that she's aware of what is going to happen. For now I just try to get a towel under her quickly as she is very quick to get up at diaper change time. Maybe I'll try getting her to a potty when she starts showing signs of an imminent pee.

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If she is standing up in the tub and then pees, I would say she is conscious about the need to go. I would suggest getting a potty chair and taking her diaper off of her right next to it and then having her sit on it for a bit (having a favorite toy nearby is a good thing too so that she can stay occupied while sitting there). If she goes, she goes (YAY), but if not that is okay too. I wouldn't follow the "experts" on some things. Every kid is different and will do things at all different ages. Good luck!!!

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Any tips on the other behavior - her desire to pee when her diaper's off? Do I need to change her more often? Or would you try making a potty chair available? Any other ideas?

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That's what I've just started doing! I think she definitely wants to be like Daddy, so I've started modeling the feminine method (haha).

Tamara - posted on 08/31/2009

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Maybe she sees daddy doing it and thinks its the way to do it, have her go in with you and tell her what your doing. i know odd but that way she sees what your doing and how girls go.

Tamara - posted on 08/31/2009

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You could get a potty chair and see how she does, at this age it would probably be best to just follow her cues, not push or anything just let it be there it sounds like she is not liking being wet.

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