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I don't know what to do. Ds first got the idea of standing peeing from watching dh. And now I will take off his diaper, say 'lets go potty' and he'll sit for about 3 seconds then stand...and pee. I'll say 'pee pee on the potty' and I'll sit him on the potty, but then he'll stand again, and push out more pee ( I say push, because he is clearly trying to get out every last bit
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So I'm not sure what to do...
We have soooo many carpet puddles everyday.
I don't notice any signs that he does when he needs to eliminate so I just give him the chance to potty every once in a while based on instinct I guess. We've always been part time ECers, btw.
Oh and we live in rainland, so peeing outside is not an option.

I know he feels ok going pee in a diaper and I know he feels ok going pee on the potty (sometimes he does) or on the floor.
It just seems like I can't get him to stay sitting unless I really distract him with a book or toy or singing. Otherwise he will very confidently stand and give me that look of 'hee hee I'm not on the potty, I'm peeing on the floor'

You know, now that I've written this I'm thinking its a control thing...this is his thing that he wants to control right now.

Anyway, any advice from anyone thats been there done that?

Dawn
 

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I don't know what to do. Ds first got the idea of standing peeing from watching dh. And now I will take off his diaper, say 'lets go potty' and he'll sit for about 3 seconds then stand...and pee. I'll say 'pee pee on the potty' and I'll sit him on the potty, but then he'll stand again, and push out more pee ( I say push, because he is clearly trying to get out every last bit
)
So I'm not sure what to do...
We have soooo many carpet puddles everyday.
I don't notice any signs that he does when he needs to eliminate so I just give him the chance to potty every once in a while based on instinct I guess. We've always been part time ECers, btw.
Oh and we live in rainland, so peeing outside is not an option.

I know he feels ok going pee in a diaper and I know he feels ok going pee on the potty (sometimes he does) or on the floor.
It just seems like I can't get him to stay sitting unless I really distract him with a book or toy or singing. Otherwise he will very confidently stand and give me that look of 'hee hee I'm not on the potty, I'm peeing on the floor'

You know, now that I've written this I'm thinking its a control thing...this is his thing that he wants to control right now.

Anyway, any advice from anyone thats been there done that?

Dawn
Wee man potty... if we could find one in stock when we have the money we would have 2 by now hah...
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=wee+man+potty

Our DS(21m) every once in a while (since he was maybe 18m) will stand over his baby bjorn little potty and pee into it... sometimes he even makes it in. Even if he won't sit down he will always pee if we hold him over the sink where he can look in the mirror.
 

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Ooh, we dealt with that same situation recently, and it was not fun at all. I had my son urinate in the bathtub frequently. But what really worked was a campaign by my husband to reverse the idea - my husband made a point of sitting to urinate and bringing my son in with him as often as possible so that he could see him sitting. Admittedly, my husband was not too crazy about having to do this, but since he inspired the problem, it was up to him to fix it.
 

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I second the weeman. We have used it since ds was about 16 months. Before that I had a bucket. It really helped us through what might have been a potty strike. It might seem a little pricey for what it is, but it has more than paid for it's self in our house. It gives them control.

Good Luck

I had to add this. The other night my dh pulled a paper cup out of the cupboard to put paint in it. My ds said "I pee in cup". I have used them in emergencies. Think about what you have them pee in. It could lead to an embarrassing situation!!!
 
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