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4 year old behavier
jbbaby82 posted:
I have a 4 year old little girl who no matter what wants to play and drink out of the toilet. She has a cup that stays in the kitchen for her to drink good clean water from the frig. I have tried time out, taken toys, taken tv away, and locked the bathroom door so she has to ask to use the bathroom. I am out of things to do to keep her from drinking out the toilet. Can anyone one help????
BehaviorBandAid responded:
I think you are on the right path with the prevention by locking the bathroom doors. It might be a pain right now, but preventing it from happening for a while sounds right while you figure out the why she is doing it question.
seeit2 responded:
Sounds like she gets a lot of attention out of it. Do you think if you ignored it, and let her do it for a few days, it would lose it's rebel edge and she would stop?
seeit2 responded:
She may also be enjoying the sensory input from playing in water. Does she love bath time too? You could try replacing the toilet with a bin of water that she is allowed to play in, maybe outside on the lawn or on the bathroom floor. Or look on Craigslist for a water table if you don't have one and she could play in that. Then when she starts playing in the toilet just point her to the place that is appropriate for her to play in (and even drink from) instead.

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