Help! My 28 month old's potty "learning" has gone quite smoothly so far, but we're starting to backslide and I want to make sure it doesn't become too complicated. So, we're at a point where she's diaperless about 95% of the time. Long car trips, or trips when I know she's really tired, as well as any time when she's sleeping warrant diapers. That's about it. She has some accidents, but does pretty well overall, and it's always been very much her decision when to use the potty.
But we've been having a few big issues all of a sudden. How do I deal with:
1. She uses needing to pee/poop to get my attention. This especially happens in the very early morning as a ploy to get me out of bed before our normal time. She sits up and says "I feel like I need to poop, Mommy!!!! I can't go in my diaper, I'll get butt boo-boos!!!"' I get her potty, get her undressed, she sits on it for a few seconds, then says "I don't have to." And assumes we are up for the day. She pulls this one at other times of day, too, when she knows she won't get my attention otherwise - like when I'm on the phone, or doing the dishes or whatnot. I want to honor her requests for help using the potty, but....I KNOW they're ploys.
2. She says she needs to pee/poop. I say, oh, great, let's head to the potty! She says "No, I don't want to" followed by "I'm peeing!" And stares me in the eyes while peeing on the floor/couch/wherever.
3. She says "I'm pooping!" (which means she needs to, not that she is). I say, let's go to the potty. She says no, I don't have to. And doesn't. But I know she has to so then I get all worked up and worried that she's going to have an accident in whatever public place we're at. And ask her or "suggest" using the potty way, way too much, so she knows I'm anxious or being pushy.
These are all very new - past week or so - issues, so I haven't really settled on a response. We've been doing so well, I don't want to ruin anything. Any suggestions?