While delaying bedtime is not unheard of, 1.5 hours on the potty really isn't that much fun so I doubt it. Was she pushing at the time? Two thoughts: 1, demonstrate pushing and ensure her feet are planted firmly on the ground or a sturdy stool and 2, when it's bedtime, let her be on the potty but don't make it fun so she won't be as tempted to stay if she doesn't have to.
Hope that helps. Good luck.
My daughter will say she wants to poop any time she feels like having the fun of sitting on her potty and having all of her favorite books read to her...and having the ABCs sung repeatedly...and being called a "good girl" over and over. She will in fact poop on the potty every time she really needs to (almost!), but she doesn't ask for it for peeing. She just pees in her diaper. I think the reason is that sitting there for the length of time it takes to poop, then getting all the books and praise, is just too wonderful for her, where, by contrast, peeing takes only a second and is less dramatic in terms of my behavior. I realize that this is my fault; I should have engineered a way to make the potty enjoyable without being the only show in town.
Might you be making it similarly irresistible? I know the previous person said 1.5 hours is a lot, which it is, but I am sorry to say that my girl would sit that long if I could stand it. I just call it after a while and put a diaper back on her, which is a major bummer for her. So anyway, maybe try to find a way to make it comfortable and pleasant yet semi-boring.
ps. I also wanted to point out that when she did poop in the potty, you guys made a big deal of it, which is totally understandable on your part but also probably totally addictive for her! Poor sweet little thing.
The other thing she is doing is peeing, then coming off and saying she pooped to get the reaction....since we made such a big deal of it. It's so hard to know how to react, since we are so happy she is finally training, but we definitely want to make sure it continues to go well. Thanks again for the replies
My guy is currently sitting on the potty--where he's been for an hour...sigh. We are running into the same thing--and he won't get up of his own volition until he's actually pooped...no matter how long it takes.
And, in the past few days, if he poops in his diaper he tantrums and has an absolute fit. I actually think we are going to wean b/c he often poops while nursing (he only nurses in the morning and before bed) and the benefits of nursing have been totally usurped by the tantrum that results from pooping.
Well, I'm off to try to get a diaper on him so we can get out of the house...
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