we started ec at 10 weeks. she took to it easily and happily, letting us know when she had to go. maybe once a month there would be a poop in the diaper. we almost always catch pees in the morning and after naps.
then there was a regression with crawling and now again with walking. but this "pause" is completely different. she arches and screams when i try to put her on the potty regardless of her preferred baby potty or the big potty.and i know she has to go. and i think she does too.
we've always read books, sign the potty sign, sing a song...it's always been a pleasant experience and we stay on the potty reading until she stands up or reaches to be picked up.
but now i mention potty and she runs from me. a few times i insisted she sit on the potty and eventually caught her attention with a book and she calmed down, sat still and peed. but lately it's a fight. i don't want it to be a fight. i don't know what to do.
i don't want the potty to be a negative experience i just don't understand why she doesn't want to do her business or sit on it.
she gets lots of diaper free time and pees in the house, on the deck, outside, in her diaper. lately if her diaper is on and she has to poop and won't sit on the potty she'll go and hide behind a chair and poop in her diaper. it's frustrating for me b/c i offer the potty and she flips out and then diaper on or off, she'll go right after.
this week she pooped in the kitchen and outside on the front steps.
i know it's just a "pause" but are there any tips? i can't even offer the potty with this reaction and i don't want to ignore her signs.
it's just weird after almost a year of positive potty learning and body awareness that she is not interested. is the world so exciting that pooping in her pants is worth it?
how long will this last?
i thought we were ready for trainers but i thnk i need to buy the next size up prefolds at this rate.