Hi, dd did this (but only for poos). We just went with it, she still says 'go away' sometimes (but is happy to poo in our presence too sometimes now ). I just say, ok,I've gone away. She is 2.5 and happily potty trained. No idea where it came from, we have always been completely open...
she knows 'go away' says it to her brother all the time
do i put her back in nappies or carry on. she's never done anything in the potty but can hold it long enough to get to her hiding place and since she's hiding surely it means she knows she needs to go........i put her on potty/toilet and she just shouts 'nnnnoooooooooooo'
I'd get 2 potties. Put one in her hiding place and one wherever you want to.
UmMwahahahaaaaa - the potty in the living room thing - we do this. This is where DS is most likely to be when he wants to wee/poo. Since he is potty training, I ask visitors to leave the room when DS needs to use the potty. Otherwise, he will have an accident!
Both my DD's did this DD1 used to hide then wee/poo in her nappy, refused the potty - so we skipped potty and went to using the loo with a child seat. She had HUGE issues doing poo's on the toilet though, so would play happily in pants and use the toilet for a wee - but if she needed a poo she put on a nappy and hid.
It was a pain at the time and every one said she would grow out of it (she was 3 at the time)we ignored it and she eventually got the hang of doing everything on the toilet. She is now 5.5 and likes her privacy her sister 3.5 was and is exactly the same
right then - there are now 2 potties in may house and 2 toilet traning seats. dd is sitting happily right now with mothercares reuseable training pants. She likes to sit in the new potty chair and says wee but won't pull her pants down.
thanks for all the suggestions - will see how we go