she is showing a lot of signs of readiness. she stays dry for 3-4 hours, tells me when she's pooped, goes and sits on her potty (fully-clothed) when either myself or her older sister uses the bathroom. yesterday i ran out of pull-ups, and i really don't like them. i think her mindset is "if it feels like a diaper, looks like a diaper, it's a diaper and i can pee/poop in it" so today i put her in big girl panties. she has yet to have an accident in them and i put them on her about 3 hours ago. i started out this morning by taking her to her potty every 30-40 minutes and letting her sit there for about 5-10 minutes each time, so she gets comfortable with the idea. the first couple of times its all fun and games and she is excited about going. but by the 4th or 5th time she's over it and wants to get up within a minute or two. the last time she went i let her get up, then she wanted to go back and did NOT want to get off the potty. she sat there for a good 20 minutes. i kept asking her if she had to go and she said no, but she also didn't want to get up. finally she got up and wanted to brush her teeth, and then threw a fit because i made her stop after 15 minutes. so she had about a half an hour meltdown over that, and ended up peeing finally but in her pants. she's really sensitive and strong-willed so i think she only wants to go if SHE wants to and not if someone tells her to. which is fine, but she always ends up missing the potty! the only reason i want to take her every so often is so she understands eventually that her potty is where she pees. we're both getting frustrated and it's not working so clearly it's not time. so do i let her wait until she's older, even though she has some signs of readiness? or back off a little and keep her in regular panties during the day, just taking her less frequently?
Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:32 AM on Mar. 24, 2011
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