My pretty verbal 19 month old DD has been talking about the potty and underwear for months. We bought a little seat and a potty book because she was asking to go potty. She's young, so we aren't pushing it at all. She will randomly ask to go potty, but she must not get how to physically make anything happen. If I make her get down before she goes potty, she freaks out, so sometimes we are sitting there for 45 minutes waiting for her to pee. Any ideas? She's the one pushing it, I wish we didn't spend so much time in the bathroom, but I feel bad discouraging her wanting to go potty too.
Re: Toddler wants to go potty, doesn't know how?
To get her more comfortable with releasing & aware I'd suggest getting a vinyl tablecloth from the store (you can generally get a large one for $5 at Walmart- assuming you have carpet) and do naked time for 1-2 hours or however long you want. You can do it daily, every other day, every Saturday morning- whatever. Accidents WILL happen- its the point. It's so she understands that pee/poop comes out of there and this is where it's suppose to go.