to pee or not to pee lol

Crystal - posted on 06/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my daughter is almost 2 and a half and we r working on potty training. She will wear panties all day but when she needs to pee she will ask for a diaper? And will hold it until I put one on her or pee on the floor she refuses to pee n the potty? Any suggestions?

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Shelly - posted on 08/14/2011

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Hi Crystal, I just wanted to let you know you are not the only one. I came to this site specifically for the same reason. My 2 1/2 year old daughter is fully potty trained but sometimes doesnt want to go pee on the potty. She will hold it for as long as she can. Sometimes she will go no problem, other times she will ask for a diaper. Today I made her sit on the potty knowing that she had to pee and she threw a fit for a half hour. She won, I let her get up without peeing but I told her if she went in her panties she would sit on her bed for a time out. I just thought you would like to know you are not the only one with this issue. Anyone with good advise, please chirp in :D



In case you were wondering, she went pee pee on the potty about a half hour later with a big "aaaaahhhh" afterward. Wish I knew why she will hold it...

Diane - posted on 06/23/2010

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harsh?? umm....ok y is that harsh, she knows she should pee in the potty. but on the other hand she may not be ready to be potty trained but maybe you should get her one of the seat that go on top of the tolit so she can use the big potty like everyone eles..just an idea =]

Julie - posted on 06/23/2010

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I don't agree with Diane. That sounds too harsh, she is still young.

Perhaps she doesn't like the splash of the potty, or has some other reason to be afraid ... it's not right to intimidate her into using it.

Anyhow, what if you put a diaper in her potty so it catches the pee? She still gets to pee in the diaper, but the diaper is an inch or two away and she's sitting on the potty.

Alternately, back to bribery: no pretty panties until she is ready for all the aspects of being a big girl, including going in the potty. If she wants to pee in diapers, she must wear diapers all the time. No big girl panties until she pees like a big girl.

good luck

Diane - posted on 06/23/2010

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take her to the potty and tell her if she pees on the floor she will be in trouble so you better sit down on the potty. or if she pees on the floor make her clean it up,

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