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I have not posted here in ages. My dd went on strike at about 10 months of age (we moved and she started walking and got several teeth all at the same time). I was at a loss with complete refusal to use the potty and extreme tantrums surrounding pottytunities. I let it go and used sposies until I accepted all was lost and resorted cloth dipes with changes next to her potty chair 'just incase'. Changing back to dipes was incredibly hard for me because I was used to just taking her to the bathroom.<br>
Twice this week she has agreed to use commode in the morning. Last night she <i><b>signed</b></i> potty before bed and insisted she really had to go. I thought it was a ploy to stall bedtime like last night, but I did not want to deter her or disbelieve her so I let her try... and she really did pee in the commode! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I don't know if this will 'stick' but I think we <i>may</i> have taken an incredible leap. Our EC journey has been definitely worth it. Its amazing how fast they can snap out of a complete strike when they 'decide' to do so.<br><br>
I want to clarify. DD has not been 'full time' in dipes through the strike. We do nekkie time all morning several days a week and a couple hours each evening, but our catch rate most everyday for about the past 9.5 months has been 0% .<br>
The oddest part of it all to me is that the child has ALWAYS told me when she had to use the bathroom when we go swimming. She is <i>very</i> adamant about making sure she doesn't miss in the pool. That fact amazes me and <i>IF</i> I could figure out why maybe I could extend that idea to the rest of our daily routine.<br><br>
Anybody else have a child who never misses in a particular place and you have figured out why and how to extend that behavior?
 

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Congrats! I hope it sticks.<br><br>
My 13 month old has very good control over her bladder, knows exactly what the potty means, and responds instantly to the potty sound--when she *wants* to. Recently she just doesn't want to go and she'll fight it when I know that she needs to go (then pee 5 minutes later in her diaper!) I'm not stressing too much about it, and she's still good about pottying when she wakes up from naps, in the morning, and in the middle of the night. It's just during the day that she doesn't want to be bothered about pottying. And some days are better than others.
 
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