Sometimes the pee is such a small amount I can't tell unless I watch. We have a sit down potty and can look, but this is impossible with the kind that sits in the big toilet. Unfortunately there is no room in the main restroom for another toddler potty.

Daycare says they use drops but I can't find them anywhere. Any suggestions? Maybe I shouldn't even care?

  • I'd be interested to know what kind of "drops" they are using. I'm not aware of anything like that, and the "swimming pool urine detector dye" has been debunked, so that's not it. – JPhi1618 Dec 1 '15 at 17:06
  • He doesn't go there anymore so I have no way to find out – Jason More Dec 1 '15 at 19:07

If your toddler is not producing enough urine to show up in the toilet, it probably isn't going to make much difference in terms of making sure their bladder is empty before a car trip or bed time. If you are concerned about rewarding the child for peeing in the potty, I suggest you trust them if they say they've gone (unless they have a pattern of not telling the truth about the matter).

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  • Also, as a simple congratulation is already a good reward for them, it doesn't do no bad if the kid gets congratulated, was it only for asking to go to the toilet without actually doing nothing. – Laurent S. Nov 30 '15 at 9:55
  • Good ideas, thanks. I was going for more of a reward thing but just making him sit on the potty is probably good too. – Jason More Nov 30 '15 at 19:03

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