Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Muncie, IN
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Hi, everyone! Stella turned 5 months and 1 week last weekend. She's just beautiful!
So here's the situation. I live on the third floor of an apartment, which means going up and down stairs several times a day for potty time is not particularly easy or fun. (Bless you guys who just have to fling the back door open and let 'em run out in the yard for a bit; even more to those who have doggie flaps!)
When Stella needs to potty, she jumps on the door.
Now, I can understand a potty schedule like, once in the morning .... once before noon .... maybe once more before dinner ... once before bed/after dinner ...
But seriously? This pup jumps on the door three times that amount! I've begun to get pretty irritated when I jog her down those stairs for a tiny nickle sized piddle!
I know the signs, generally. She'll whimper a little for a #2 and pace around for a #1. But is this normal for a 5 month old baby to pee and poop so often?
I don't *always* mind but sometimes, especially after work when I've fed her dinner and plopped down at the desk for my own, it's like ... really? Already?
Also, I think me taking my first bite of dinner or starting the first five minutes of my favorite shows is like a trigger for her bladder. No joke! It's a pattern!
So yes, is this normal? Or can I train her to have a more reliable pee and poop schedule?
(I don't think I'd be posting this if I didn't live three flights up, haha! But I know, I know. I'm the one who brought a baby into the apartment, so I gotta deal until I can get a house next year!)