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Old 09-13-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Poops and pees lying down

So my one month old prefers to poop and pee while lying down on a prefold. He's done both while being held but seems to be more comfy with the prefold under him. Do you think he will grow out of this if I just keep being consistent with holding him over a potty? Or, should I just let him be since he is so young and finds this most comfortable?

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I did the "incline" I would hold them in a laying position with an infant potty under them, he will most likely grow out of it, it could just be the position that makes it easier for him.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Re: Poops and pees lying down

Hi there Strongwoman!

Good for you for figuring out which position is most comfortable for your DS!

Like Meredith, I also did the incline position. This is also great if you are nursing at the same time as pottying. I had the bowl in between my legs and the baby laying across my lap. To make it a little easier to get the contents in the bowl/potty you might want to incline that too but at the same time be careful that it doesn't tip over.

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Re: Poops and pees lying down

My dd started doing that at 5.5 months and because she already could sit up I gently insisted she do all that in the baby potty and not lying down. she would still prefer to do it that way at almost 10 months. but If I see her starting I put her right on the potty. I think you need to be consistent and gently coax him the way you want it done- over the potty. I realize hes small but its harder to undo a "bad habit" than to start right.
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My dd started doing that at 5.5 months and because she already could sit up I gently insisted she do all that in the baby potty and not lying down. she would still prefer to do it that way at almost 10 months. but If I see her starting I put her right on the potty. I think you need to be consistent and gently coax him the way you want it done- over the potty. I realize hes small but its harder to undo a "bad habit" than to start right.
Yah, I've been getting better at catching his poops in the potty- just hard to position him since he is so small. He gets really upset when I hold him in the classic EC position. But, he is ok with me holding him over the potty while cradling him on my left side. I guess it will get easier with time!
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Finally got him to pee in the potty in a cradled position! Hoping we have many more potty catches!
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