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03-07-2008, 06:27 PM
I have a 17 month old little girl. In the last week or so she has started taking off her diapers and either pooing in the floor or peeing in the floor. I have no idea what the deal is with her. The first time she did it I thought maybe I forgot to change her diaper and she took it off while I wasnt looking and used the floor rather than the diaper she that she has pooed so much it came out of the diaper. As I was clean her and my floor up I noticed that the diapers are almost always still clean, no pee or anything else. I was wondering if this is something that alot of other kids her age do, and what can I do to get her to stop doing it? Help my floor cant take much more.
03-08-2008, 12:38 PM
sounds like she's ready for potty training
03-08-2008, 01:59 PM
I would agree...time to potty train.
03-10-2008, 03:18 AM
Get that girl a potty seat!!! :D It is time for the Big Potty!! Congratulations!! LOL
03-11-2008, 09:11 PM
My parents say that I was fully potty-trained by 18 months because I was a diaper-remover like your daughter. I'm working (slowly, no pressure) on potty-training my 17 month old. Despite what some people say, it is NOT too early!
03-11-2008, 11:55 PM
I am having a similar problem with my twin daughters. They just turned 18 months old and they have just recently started to push their diapers down in the back and the most annoying times is when they stick their hand down the back of the diaper (especially if they have already messed their diaper). My husband thinks it is just a bad habit but I never thought they may be old enough to potty train. Most kids I know they were 2-3 yrs old.
03-13-2008, 09:59 PM
From working in a daycare for 5 years I can tell you at that age it's a common thing for them to do.She may be ready for potty training but if she's not and she's just taking off her diaper like the rest of the clothes(I'm sure she probably likes to undress her-self too like most kids her age) a solution that most parents used was putting a litttle strip of tape across the tabs so they couldn't get it undone and it worked! and until she is ready to train or learns to keep her diaper on it will keep your floor clean!
03-18-2008, 11:27 AM
My 20-month old daughter is doing the same things as yours. She is ready to start potty training, and loves sitting on the potty, clothed or not. I've noticed if I don't make a big fuss about her taking off her diaper, the thrill is gone for her, and and she slowly kicked the habit! I suggest seeing if your daughter is ready for the potty, or 'boppy', as my daughter calls it.
03-18-2008, 01:40 PM
I have had this HORRIBLE problem in the past and I have come up with a great solution. Purchase "Feetie" pajamas (you know, the ones with the feet attached to them). So, cut the feet off and put the pajamas on backwards with the zipper in the back so they cannot be removed. This has saved me and I hope it works for you!
03-18-2008, 04:53 PM
Potty training time!
03-19-2008, 01:43 PM
First off thanks guys for all your advice. Now I have yet another question. We went out and bought breanna a potty, but can't seem to get her to use it. I got her to sit on it the other day and after sitting there for like 20 minutes she only tinkled like two small drops. Now she will sit on the stool part of the potty (its a three in one potty). How can I get her to use it? Any tricks yall know about that might help?
03-19-2008, 11:58 PM
Some children are not that amused by the potty, and would rather use the regular toilet. I potty trained my daughter in the big toilet and she really liked it. You can buy those potty seats that you can place on top of the toilet so she won't fall in.Also, have her see you use the restroom or a hildher same age. (usually if she sees another child do it, she would want to do the same thing)Make it as fun as you can. Example, give her verbal parises such as, great job, what a big girl, etc..By the way peeing is usually the easiest to master, then to poop. So, just be patient, she will get the hang of it.
03-28-2008, 12:21 AM
I have a 18 month old that went thru the phase of not wanting his diaper changed. We figured that he would like to use the potty....not him. I tried the vinyl pants....did not work either. He is now ok with the diaper changes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
04-04-2008, 04:05 AM
My daughter never liked diaper changes either, I bought her a new toy that she's only allowed to play with during diaper changes. Now she doesn't mind it so much, in fact, i think she looks forward to it. I also taught her that after we change her diapers, we put them in the garbage. Now when she gets a clean diaper on, she grabs the dirty one, runs over to the garbage and claps after she throws it in there.
04-07-2008, 02:44 PM
this is sooo norml, i teach prescholl and they all seem to go through this stage. start the potty only if they want to. you don't want them to think the potty is a punishment
04-07-2008, 09:59 PM
My 22 month old daughter does this also. She doesn't poop in the floor but she has peed in the floor. She says pee pee and wants to sit on th potty. However she doesn't stay there long. I think she just likes it because she sees her 4 year old sister do it. She likes to take her clothes off too and likes to dress herself also. My 4 year old daughter did the same thing. I think it's just a natural phase she is going through. Kids do the cutest, funniest things.
04-09-2008, 09:40 PM
I potty trained my 13 month old daughter and 24 month old son simultaneously - it took 6 months of 'getting familiar' with the potty (sat on it after every sleep/nap, and after every meal) ... until I discovered we needed a month of 'intensive' training (every 30 mins first week, every 45 mins second week, every hour third week, every 90 minutes fourth week - yes, we used a timer!)
Some of the secrets to them engaging in the potty experience was a basket of little books next to the potty (a set that stayed in the bathroom) that they 'read' while sitting; stickers for all successes (one on chart, one for them); gummi bears for poops on potty; oh, and a made-up "pee-pee/poo-poo on the potty" song!
Also, I never asked them if they needed to 'go', but instead positively & enthusiastically stated "It's time to go to the potty!" My son took about 4-6 months before he became totally self-motivated. My daughter had it figured out after about the 2nd week of 'intensive'. Following the first 'intensive' month I potty trained another 28 month-old boy I also care for (already familiar to the potty) the next month, which reinforced my son's training and they would go together and exchange books as they sat!
Persistence, encouragement, celebration, stickers ... GO FOR IT!
04-10-2008, 03:33 AM
Hi my daughter did this and finger painted 1 time! So watch her. When my daughter started to pull her diaper off I would put a pair of panties on her, duck tape over the tabs works well too. It sounds like she is ready to be potty trained. switch to pull ups. We did pull ups for about 3 months then she would pull those off, so one weekend we let her run around without a diaper or pull up and it only took one time for her to pee down her legs and then she used the potty every time. good luck! OH! we let her put a sticker on the lid of her potty every time she went, it worked she was so proud to be a big girl and when she was finaly potty trained she got to sleep in the big girl bed. hope this helps.
04-13-2008, 01:18 AM
my daughter started taking off her diaper around that age..until i got her potty trained i would put her pajamas on backwards so she could get them off to take her diaper off. it worked for the time that she was bing potty trained.
04-15-2008, 09:43 PM
Yes, she sounds like she is ready for Potty Training...she is showing signs that she is aware of the sensations of what her body is making, and she may be curious of what the outcome is, or that the wet or sticky feeling she now feels against her skin is a bothersome, and that may be why she is taking off her diapers. Hold on mom!!! This a new phase of parent hood you are entering...good luck and remember patience...
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