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#1 of 4 Old 04-01-2003, 02:56 PM - Thread Starter
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how long did you let them sit on the potty before giving up? I am not sure and can't stand there all day.
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Well, we started at 8 weeks and my oldest daughter has this little hourglass for brushing her teeth - it is 2 minutes. So, I'd turn that thing over, sit and talk to him, say Pssssssssssssss, and stare at him as he looked back at me in the mirror (our EC 'station' is set up on the vanity beside the sink in the restroom atop a slipproof mat). He almost always peed within 30 seconds of sitting and anything he's EVERY done has been done in 2 minutes or less. Once the sand ran out it was time to get off. If I knew he should have something, I'd leave him undiapered and try again when I felt we'd have a better chance (no more than 15 minutes).
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Good question! I'm still new to this and having a hard time telling the difference between an "I gotta go" fuss and "get me off this thing" fuss.:
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If it seems like dd doesn't have to go, I usually give her about a minute or so...

If she is sitting there and playing with a toy, and is quite content, I will leave her sitting there a bit. She will crawl or stand up when she wants to move.

If she definitely does NOT want to be there, she will fuss before I even get her on there.

Lately, she has had a great time peeing standing up. Sooooo, I take off her diaper and socks (she very rarely wears pants around the house) and put her in the tub. She's been fascinated with the tub, too, lately, so she'll usually pee, I rinse her off, and then she plays for a bit.

It's a continuing process, isn't it?


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