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Has anyone got a DD who wees forwards (ie. Not in the toilet)??

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Spanneroo Mon 13-May-19 19:48:56

DD has done fantastically potty training and we now have no issues, except that, when she wees, it always, always comes straight out the front of the toilet. Bless her, she opens her legs up really wide and leans right over (her body is almost parallel to the ground), but we always end up with wee on the floor, and often her clothes, if round her ankles.

I cannot work out how to fix this issue. It was never a problem with my older DD, nor can I quite understand HOW she is achieving this angle, but I'm getting fed up of cleaning wee off the toilet and floor every time she goes to the loo. She gets quite upset when her clothes are wet, too.

Has anyone else had this problem? How did you solve it? Help!

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WafflingDreamer Mon 13-May-19 19:53:07

We have it all the time, doesn't seem to be an issue at preschool so I'm not sure why she does it. No helpful advice as nothing I've tried seems to help and she gets really angry if I try to help by getting her to tilt her pelvis forward, so we just ignore it in the hope she will figure it out soon.

Fumnudge Mon 13-May-19 20:04:41

I'd forgotten about that, my DD must have just grown out of it or learned how to angle herself. Used to spurt right out the front

Spanneroo Mon 13-May-19 20:49:22

Can I ask how old she was when she grew out of it? DD has potty trained pretty young (turned 2 last weekend) and I'm dreading having to deal with this for years and years confused

Glad to hear I'm not alone, though, I suppose!

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Hecateh Mon 13-May-19 21:50:30

My daughter, at15 months, watched her brother (2) using the potty and would only stand up to wee. I wish she had wee'd forward LOL

AuditAngel Mon 13-May-19 21:56:26

As a little baby DD2 used to pee straight up in the air (like a boy) when being changed. Just figured it was due to her chubbiness.

We didn’t have th3 issue for potty training, sorry

Poundlandkate Mon 13-May-19 22:00:18

I was just going to say Dd does the same but then I remembered that she hasn't done it for a while so I think she must have grown out of it by 3.

InTheEndgameNow Mon 13-May-19 22:04:29

Yes we had that problem when she first started. We used one of these on the toilet and it seemed to help "angle" her better as it were.

She's 3.5 now and it's not an issue anymore.

tiolet10 Mon 13-May-19 23:13:25

I miss the loo a bit when I wee so I have to put paper down when I go and after I catch the last drops on tiolet roll

NuffSaidSam Mon 13-May-19 23:18:53

I've had this. I found it was a lot better when we stopped using the little toilet seat that makes them quite high up and just put them on the big seat so they were slightly lower. I think it took a month or so to master the correct angle!

QueenEnid Mon 13-May-19 23:40:16

Try getting her to close her legs together more when she's sat on the loo/potty @Spanneroo. If she has her legs wide apart then the wee does go everywhere ime

QueenEnid Mon 13-May-19 23:41:15

So basically she should sit the same as she would do in a chair. Legs together or only slightly apart. Sit up straight.

Cannyhandleit Mon 13-May-19 23:42:18

Both my boys have issues with aiming into the potty so we get them to sit on them back to front!! Works a treat and may work for your dd

CaledonianSleeper Mon 13-May-19 23:44:21

Knees together solves this issue. Although then you have the balance issue and making sure she doesn’t face-plant the bathroom floor...confused

Spanneroo Tue 14-May-19 06:18:16

Wow, thanks for the suggestions! We don't use one of the toddler toilet add-ons as she has flatly refused throughout to do anything her big sister wouldn't - she refused the potty for the same reason, which is a shame as it has that lip at the front which would help 'catch' the wee as it went forward!

We've tried having her sit up straight like a chair and it's much worse like that - comes right out over her thighs! grin

I'll try encouraging her to keep her legs together more. She is pretty petite, so I'm hoping she doesn't find it too wobbly!

Good to hear everyone has seen their DD grow out of it eventually!

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Spanneroo Tue 14-May-19 06:20:14

Canny sitting her backwards might well be genius! I'll see if she'll entertain it!

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stillworkingitout Tue 14-May-19 06:22:09

I wonder if it’s an age thing - my ds2 self potty trained at about 20m, way earlier than I was ready for. The first 9-12m of this was a nightmare as he was so little. We had lots of we all over the place which changed as he got bigger. I have to say, potty was better for him for quite a while.

Ladymargarethall Tue 14-May-19 06:26:37

The cleaner at our school told me it is quite a problem with girls in reception. 😬

toomuchfaster Tue 14-May-19 06:44:44

DD did this when first learning to use the loo, it would come out between the loo and the seat! She has grown out of it, can't remember when but it didn't happen for long.

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