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potty stuff
by sweet_iced_tea (sweet_iced_tea)
at March 25th, 2008 (08:00 pm)

 This may seem sort of random, but if you are (or when you were) potty training, where did you put the potty?  I know the bathroom is the obvious answer, but here's the issues.

1. We have a half bathroom in our room and only one shower in the main bathroom. So if the shower is in use- or that  main bathroom- we really can't get to the potty.

2.  Said bathroom is just down the hall from the living room/ kitchen, so if she has to go after she goes to bed, then she of course wants to go back in the living room and we have to go through the whole bedtime routine again. 

3. On a related note, What do you do about those after bed calls to use the bathroom? Not middle of the night, but in the first half hour or so during that "I need a drink of water,"etc. stalling time.  Usually she will go just a bit, so I thinkshe does have to go, but I think it's also in part a ploy to not go to bed.  The other night she went four times, but just a few drops each time. I almost think she is holding it in so she can get back up again.  Thoughts on this?  Am I giving too much credit to the manipulative ability of a 2 1/2 year old?  (Is that possible??

So, where do you place your potty?  And what about the after bed potty requests? 

TIA

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Posted by: Bublik 64 (bublik64)
Posted at: March 26th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
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we have two, one in each bathroom. You can also go back to the old concept of chamberpot and keep one in the bedchamber.

Oh, and I think a 2 1/2 year old has a ton of manipulative ability, although she doesn't mean to do it in a mean sense - she's just trying to figure out how the world works, and how best to relate to people. I'd cut down the potty visits after bed to 1.

Posted by: Duality (duality_duel)
Posted at: March 26th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)

It's all manipulation to me.

We stopped after one week. or should I say, she stopped being interested. We'll try again.

Posted by: Karen (xopink_heartsox)
Posted at: March 27th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)

i have it in the up stairs bathroom by our bed. and jsut take her up when she has to go. savannah says all the time she has to go potty when she is in bed already. thats her excuse to get out of bed. BUT we are having a issue of her telling us she has to go potty. She will just go in her pull up. the only time she will say she has to go potty is after she pooped in her pull up or when she is laying down for her nap or bedtime. and we don't give her a drink 45 min before bed time/nap time not that it does anything she still wakes up with a full pull up.

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