Does anyone elses daughter do this???

Amanda - posted on 06/21/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




My daughter is 21 months and is starting to take an interest in potty training. She's not quite ready so I'm not going down that road yet, just waiting for her to do it on her own.

Anyway I have a 3 yr old son who is fully toilet trained and she wants to do what ever he is doing, even toileting.
Now on the few occassions that she had made it to the toilet she wees standing up.

Has anyone else come across this and do you have any tips on how I can convince her little girls need to sit????
Like I said I am not toilet training right now, she's not ready yet I just want to stop her trying to do it standing and start sitting


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Oh totally! I can always tell if my 3yr old girl has seen daddy pee recently. She ran out nude in the back yard, put her hands on her hips, thrust her pelvis out & took a wee. I laughed pretty had. For our child nudity is her solution to global warming, & during the day she plays random dress up. I have also had problems of her peeing on the lawn & not wanting to come inside because her doggie gets to do it.

But as for the peeing standing up it happens in our house. She has run up to her potty and actually done a pretty good job of getting it in while standing & she can aim.

Now if daddy has a visitor in the bathroom he tries to sit down. My girls watch me go to the bathroom all day & I sit, so it normally cancels out what they see daddy doing.

Marleen - posted on 06/23/2011




My daughter also wanted to stand an pee like her brother but I just stopped her from doing it when I saw her. I then told her to look at me and then explained it in a way she could understand, why she can't pee like that. I usually told her that little girls and mommies don't pee like that and then I showed her the right way by demonstrating it to her. That usually helped. It took a few times but she got it right. Good luck

Michi - posted on 06/23/2011




Well great advice... I will remember this when my daughter is ready. She is only 13 months now and still isn't walking LOL... She is almost there though!

Amanda - posted on 06/22/2011




I've told her that her brother is a boy and boys have to stand and that she is a big girl like mummy and big girls sit down, but she tells my "Ashy big boy like brother" she just wants to everything he does.

Amy I've tried the backwards thing, she's not interrested but I'm gonna keep at it, she gets annoyed and says up like brother.
My son self trained himself at 2 and a half so I'm gonna do the same with her, like I said she's not quite there yet there's still a few things that need to click even though she showing alot of signs she is ready . I've left the potty out for her so she knows where it is she just keeps going to the toilet and weeing down the front of it.

Amy - posted on 06/22/2011




Well, I loved sitting backwards on the big potty growing up. maybe tell her she can sit that way so she's still facing the way big brother is? Then when she realizes it takes more time to get bottoms off to pee, suggest, well, you can sit the other way too, that's what mommy does. Let her know it takes less time to pee that way so she can get back to playing?

I don't know. I had a girl first and my boy likes to sit to pee. I LOVE it! lol. less mess.

I'd say if she wants to, just let her know the potty's there and you can feel free to use it. May be the EASIEST potty trainer ever. self trained ones have fewer accidents.

Michi - posted on 06/22/2011




I think that if she is trying to pee in the potty, it's probably time to start potty training. But I agree that you should compare her to mommy. :)

Tonya - posted on 06/22/2011




Explain that she is like mommy and has to sit to go pee pee and Bub is like daddy and they have to stand. If you call her a princess then tell her that princess have to be proper lol. You just have to get on her level. I hope this helps

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