Maybe this is just too much information, but since I know of no one personally in this situation, I’m just going to ask. It’s Bubbly. We have been trying FOR MONTHS to get her to consistently use the potty. I knew this would be work because she had never used one before coming to the U.S. In Ghana, you pee on the ground. If you’re Bubbly, you peed where you stood. Gross, but we’re being real here.
So, I put her in a Pull-Up when she came home. She would pee in it and then immediately want it off. For awhile, we did it. Then she became more obvious about it, she would tell us before she peed it and would pee in her Pull-up when she was angry…”I’m peeing myself NOW!!!!”. So, we put her in underwear. The first few weeks were multiple accidents per day. I used a reward system like I did for all the other kids. Stickers, M & Ms, etc. She responded well. She still has the occasional temper tantrum and tells me she’s peeing herself, she still has the occasional genuine accident too (she’s three). So, we just deal with those by telling her that she is a big girl and she should try really hard to tell us when she has to go. The end.
Here’s my issue. During nap time (and at night), I put a Pull-Up on her because the girl sleeps like a rock. A herd of elephants could stomp through here and she wouldn’t notice. But, lately, she will get the Pull-up on, lie in bed for about 15 minutes, pee in it and then want a new Pull-up. It’s become like a ritual. The bathroom that she uses all day is 10 feet away. Seriously, RIGHT next door. It doesn’t matter if I have her go right before bed. The girl finds the 10ccs of pee she has left in her bladder and squeezes it out. I could put her on a waterproof quilted pad and just let her go, but is that just gross? I figure eventually she’ll learn to get up and use the toilet. Is this a behavioral thing or is her bladder development just not there yet? This is where I need other parents to speak up.
who is SO over “pampers”.