How in the world do I get my 2 year old to go #2 in the potty? The #1 is going great. But now we are stuck!
Alta - posted on 04/17/2009
My oldest daughter was the same way. I finally caught her squatting and knew she was pooping her pants so I picked her up and rushed her to the bathroom and put her on the toilet. She finally pooped in the potty and it was like she didn't think she was supposed to do that in the potty too. When I praised her she started doing it all the time. My youngest wasn't completely potty trained until she was 3. On her 3rd birthday I think a potty fairy came and hit her, because she was all of a sudden potty trained. hope this helps.
Sarah - posted on 04/08/2009
It will happen when he is ready. I used stickers and temporary tattoos with my son. When he would go pee he could pick a sticker. When he would poop he could have a tattoo. I also made a potty chart on his bedroom door. It was just a colored piece of paper where he could put his stickers if he didn't want to have them on his shirt. Than he could see how many times. All kids do it when they are ready. When I tried to make them they didn't want to but when it was up to them they were more willing. Hang in there. Good luck!
JoAnna - posted on 04/08/2009
I have three kids; 10, 7, and 4 next week. You are expecting a whole lot from a very small person. It is almost like watching paint dry when you want it to happen it doesn't, and then when you rleast expect it will come. It has to me on their body terms not your needs and terms. It might be next week it might be this time next year, but it your push too hard you will make them fear the potty because Mommy gets mad because I don't go on the potty. I hope I helped.
Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2009
Just wait it out! My son will be 4 in May & he just starting #2 on the potty about 3 months ago! He would have absolutely nothing to do with it, wouldn't even just sit on the potty. One day he went in all by himself & came out saying, "I did it! I yuckied in the potty!" He pretty much had it from that moment on.
Jodi - posted on 04/08/2009
Is your 2 year old a boy? if so try makeing it a game like tell him to make bubbles in the tolet with his pee and worms or rocks with his poo. Boys like to picture things. I did this with my 2 year old son and now he is excited to run in there and go. I tried the candy thing to and it works as long as you have control of it. Good Luck! My 2 year old is still working on being consistent with potty training.
Stacey - posted on 04/04/2009
Every child is different but my daughter finally responded to a timer. I would let her set a timer on our microwave for every 40-80 minutes (depending on how much fluid she's consumed) and when she hears it go off she has to go potty and then she get's to reset it. Since then we've had no accidents. If I go out I set a stop watch. Her motivation is to reset it.
Carolee - posted on 04/04/2009
Hello heidi ! my name is carolee . relax it will happen . my 5 year old is still waiting til last minute and sometimes it ends up on the floor . sooooo he's only 2 . sometimes societies time table is off . i would say a lot of the times its off . i heard the poopy dance works for some kids .lol
Tamera - posted on 03/25/2009
My daughter has been just the opposite, she wanted to go poop on the toilet since she was 19 months old. No problem! I decided to do the 3 day potty training (google it), and it worked great for about a month. They suggest not starting until 22-24 months. It's still a challenge getting her on the potty to go pee, but I think being patient has been the key, don't force it, and always praise when the do go on the potty. Don't punish them for pooping in their diaper or peeing on the floor. This makes them think that going poop or pee is bad, just clean it up, tell them it's icky and messy and it would be best to go on the potty. I tried bribes, but she always wants it. I want to praise her and let her believe she's done something great all by herself.
Lorinda - posted on 03/24/2009
What worked for me was jellybeans. I had a 2 year old and a 3 year old that I was working on. The 2 year old didn't want to potty at all. I would sit him on the potty and wait--he wouldn't go. So I'd take him off after awhile and he'd go right away in his diaper. I put him in bed and told him he could not get up until he decided to go potty on the toilet. He cried a little and then asked mommy if he could get up. I asked him if he was ready to go potty on the toilet all the time. He said no and cried some more. He asked maybe another time and then the last time he told me yes. After that I had no problem with him at all, except he didn't like going #2. I started giving him 5 jelly beans whenever he went in the toilet. It worked so well, I thought I would get my 3 year old in on it. My 3 year old went #1 just fine during the day, but when he would go to sleep at night he would mess his pants. So I started giving him jelly beans as many times as he would go. He started going during the day and quit messing his pants at night. It was wonderful. But if you are not consistent--like you give them the candy at other times it won't work. I tried it with my daughter later and it didn't work because daddy often gave her the candy when she asked for it. Later after struggling a lot with her I attempted to try again. This time I was firm about only getting the jelly beans (and no other candy) unless she went #2. It worked then. Hope this helps. I know candy can be bad, but it worked better than stickers, because my kids didn't normally get candy so it was a real treat, something to work for.
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