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I hate the word "false alarm" for when I think she wants to go but she doesn't. First of all, it's not an alarm, but a sign- which could be interpreted (or misinterpreted) in many ways. Second of all, it's not always "false" per se... it might be that she needs to go, but for some reason doesn't want to go on the pot, or would rather nurse. Finally the whole thing sounds too harsh. Anyone got a catchy term for when you bring baby to the potty but s/he doesn't go? Miss-interpretation? Sounds too much like some schoolhouse rock character.<br><br>
Also- on a side note- you know that warm feeling you get just *before* they go? Could that be a silent fart???? My baby often farts before going. Today I felt the "false warmth" and suddenly it occured to me- this is not false, this is real, this is a tiny bit of gas before she totally relaxes!
 

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We say 'Oh it *wasn't* a wee.' Not very catchy I admit but says what it means! I don't say false alarm at all.<br><br>
You could be right abhout the 'phantom warmness' I hadn't thought it could be a silent fart.
 

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Hmmm... I don't know how I can fit that into my baby-timing log with #1 hits, #2 hits, #s 1 and 2 misses, feeds. I don't use this vocabulary with anyone but in my head and in this log I am starting (to help me get her timing down better...) Perhaps a good try?
 

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How about "just practice"? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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we call them no-gos
 

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yessss... now that is the kind of catchy, short phrase I was looking for... no-go, perfect, thank you. Tho mm is also cute, I can't see myself explaining that to my baby once she starts to talk. Thanks, ladies.
 
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