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jasonancy
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 Posted November 4th, 2011 03:20 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have, I believe, an unusual problem: my 14 1/2 month old is wanting to be potty trained. Have any of you had children like this????

The reason it feels like a problem is that it is making it hard for her to fall asleep. Evenings esp it used to be very easy to put her to bed for the night. She would sometimes talk after she was in bed; but when she was in bed, she was in bed for the night. Now, I put her to bed and after a while she's fussing. I take her potty, she goes. Back to bed, she's quiet a while then she fusses. I take her potty, she goes.

This is the second time in the last three days it seems like she might not take an afternoon nap because of this. I limit her morning nap to less than 30 min so I don't think that's the problem.

She likes to go potty when she's up too. I feel like I should be grateful she wants to learn now. (I'm guessing that's what some of you whose children have no interest in potty training think anyhow.) But, I'm frustrated, she can't talk well. So sometimes she basically throws a fit out of desperation to go potty. I'm tired.... she's tired.
Any advice?

Nancy, wife to Jason, mom to Mia Nicole, Jenna Lynn and Ryan Andrew
   
lovinglife
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 Posted November 5th, 2011 12:08 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I think that is an unusual problem! If I was you I would try to take advantage while she wants to, trying to get them interested when they don't want to can also be a problem. I don't have advice for training that early, but you mentioned that she doesn't talk well. My children never talked early, have you tried teaching her some signs that she can use. My 11 month doesn't even say mommy or daddy, but she knows three signs: more, milk and cup. They can learn them so quickly!! If you go online you can find signs for many words.
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Tonia
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peace_4u_2
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 Posted November 5th, 2011 10:40 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I would say count yourself blessed. My almost 2 1/2 year old doesn't think it is cool at all to go potty! I am so tired of it. Every once in a while I can get her to go but most times she just dingles around on the pot and won't go. So I would say if she is wanting to go, make the best of it and teach her some sign that tells you what she wants.
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Kyler (09/11/13)
   
winter babies
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 Posted January 3rd, 2012 06:44 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
So I've got a similar and yet different problem, but rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post it on here! My 22 mo. old wants desperately to go potty and so I take her and she sits there and sits there and sits there, and doesn't go, but the moment i take her off she throws a fit and doesn't want anything on , no pull up, no pamper, no underware, but then she just holds it back and cries and whines, and yet it seems no matter how long we sit her on the potty she will not go! SHE's the one that started this, not me! I wasn't going to train her til this summer, but she begs and begs to sit on and cries and throws a fit if i don't put her on! So when I finally get a pamper back on her, she finally goes in the pamper! What should I do? Any suggestions?
I would happily keep her in pampers awhile longer, but all this crying and whining we have to listen to is seriously getting on my nerves and I can't spend ALL DAY in the bathroom!

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lovinglife
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 Posted January 3rd, 2012 08:51 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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winter babies wrote:
So I've got a similar and yet different problem, but rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post it on here! My 22 mo. old wants desperately to go potty and so I take her and she sits there and sits there and sits there, and doesn't go, but the moment i take her off she throws a fit and doesn't want anything on , no pull up, no pamper, no underware, but then she just holds it back and cries and whines, and yet it seems no matter how long we sit her on the potty she will not go! SHE's the one that started this, not me! I wasn't going to train her til this summer, but she begs and begs to sit on and cries and throws a fit if i don't put her on! So when I finally get a pamper back on her, she finally goes in the pamper! What should I do? Any suggestions?
I would happily keep her in pampers awhile longer, but all this crying and whining we have to listen to is seriously getting on my nerves and I can't spend ALL DAY in the bathroom!


I would try having her stand in the bathtub and pour warm water over her bottom. I know it might sound gross but that's how I trained #4. To me it was better than having to wash cloth diapers. I would also have him sit on his little potty and play in a bowl of warm water.

Tonia
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mom to Victor (15), Vincent (14), Juliana (13), Zachary (6) Anika (3), one in heaven and a little guy due to arrive in May
   
rallyjan
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 Posted January 4th, 2012 10:48 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
If you have a small potty, take it out into the kitchen or where ever you are working, and let her sit there. Doesn't sound like the place to use the bathroom, but it would cut down on the time you have to spend there!
Jan
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