Emily - posted on 05/15/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is 2y 9m and was doing fairly well with potty training until recently. We pretty much allowed her to dictate when she was ready to use big girl underpants/Pull-ups and the potty, we didn't want to force things when she was not ready. She went #1 and #2 without much prompting almost from day 1 on her own, then she had an accident and went #2 in her panties... and now she won't poop. At all. She is holding it in for days, she cries and whines that she has to go, but she won't sit on the potty for more than a minute. She is not constipated, just stubbornly holding it in. We have her on a steady high fiber diet, lots of fluids. We are at our end, I feel so badly for her... she is crabby & in pain daily which makes life hard on all of us. We have tried to talk to her about it at her level of understanding and have read 'Everyone Poops' to try to put her at ease... Can anyone offer any advice(besides medication)???