Potty Training

Emily - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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We have been potty training for almost a month now, our daughter has gotten the potty thing down pretty well. We still have to remind her that she has to go, and that's OK she is getting it! :) My question is getting her to poop on the potty. It seems to scare her, whenever she has actually made it to the potty she screams the whole time! Is anyone else going through this as well, and how are you dealing with it? Do you have any ideas as well?

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Erika - posted on 03/14/2010

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My daughter doesnt want to potty,she sits on the pot for a long while and then when she gets of she does it in her panties and lately she will get up and hold in and now she gets infections! I think i must leave her for a few months and try again.

Emily - posted on 03/08/2010

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Just wanted to post an update. Keira is doing much better! It turns out it was the potty seat! We took her to the store and let her pick a new one out. It just goes on our toilet and we can just put it on whenever she needs it! She will also go on the "really big girl pottys" as well! She still has accidents every now and then but is doing much better!

Jasmine - posted on 02/22/2010

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I am having this issue with Reanna going pee-pee in the potty. She gets freaked out every time and tries to stand up and run away.

Jessica - posted on 02/08/2010

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My mom tells me I used to be terrified of pooping, and something she finally did was go to the potty with me in there and showed that "Look Mommy went poo poo in the potty! Yaaaayyy Mommy!" She said it was the light bulb that made it work for me. I show my son when I go potty and it seems to be fascinating that adults make the same stuff he does. I've been showing "Mommy's poopoo" accomplishments and though it may be gross to us, he just turned two and after no real pushing on my part pooped on his own last week. I haven't pushed him to poop but he does like to sit there and play. I bought one of those cushie tables that you clip to their car seat during long car rides, clipped it onto the potty and he plays, reads, colors, eats snacks and whatnot on it and darn near every time when he says he is done sure enough there is a puddle. I also have taken some of the pellet type poop (you know the kind) and put it in the potty, pointing to it and telling him "Look! That's your poo poo in the potty, yay poo poo!" Seems to have worked because he's been fascinated with those methods I mentioned and he seemed just fine pooping on his own.

Hilary - posted on 02/08/2010

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im starting to potty train my daughter this week...im hoping she will take to it....

Rowan - posted on 02/06/2010

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I don't have much of a problem with my daughter doing either on her potty or the big toilet. On occasion she will ask for a diaper to be put on when she needs to go poo so I tell her if she goes and uses the potty first we can put the diaper on after. It works and she forgets about wanting the diaper. My problem is when she is visiting her grandma's. She does not want to use the potty and will hold it in until she gets a diaper on.

Karen - posted on 02/05/2010

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My daughter has been using a toddler toilet seat that fits in the toilet seat. We went 5 weeks pooing on the toilet before she started to use the toilet for her wee's as well, now she has gone backwards and only does wee's no poohs. I had asked my GP and she said it was normal. Now when she is doing a poo it is a battle with kicking and screaming so we have gone a step back and returned to them being done in her nappy. This is not really what I would have wished but I need to tell myself she is only 25mths maybe she just is not ready. Hope this helps.

Victoria - posted on 02/05/2010

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I'm doing the 3-day potty-training method. It's only our first day and she's already pooped and only had one accident. One of the things they say about doing is the "Magic Potty Wand". Basically, get a stick, decorate it without her seeing you doing so. Put it outside, ring the doorbell. Have her get it and read a note that u have attached that says the magic wand will help her use the potty, that using it will make potty training painless and not scary at all.

Karen - posted on 02/04/2010

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My daughter was doing really well, then reverted totally back to diapers. I am really frustrated with it, but know that if I make a big deal out of it then she will not use the potty at all. So, we are back to diapers and then she will go running to the bathroom after she has pooped in the diaper... or even worse she tries to take it off herself after she has filled it.
Several parents have told me to buy cotton training pants and put her in those rather than pull ups so that she actually feels the wetness and all. I tried it for a day and realized that I need to catch up on some sleep an get myself in the right state of mind before I try that again! What a disasterous mess.
Good Luck and please someone give me some tips. I am so ready to not be cleaning poopy diapers on this one, I have a 7 month old that has now enterd the will not be still for diaper changes phase. Lord help my sanity now...

DaShonda - posted on 02/03/2010

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Lol...well your situation is so familiar my god sister's daughter was one of those babies who would go to the potty when she wanted to go potty and they let her get away with it for a while then she finally started to go more often and now she's fully potty trained. My thing is that most babies just arent ready. They'll know when its time so i say juss give it some time and she'll come around to it

Sheila - posted on 02/02/2010

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Lucky! My son refuses to go to the bathroom on the potty at all! He did for a couple of weeks, then went on strike, and refused to use his potty! I know he knows what to do, but he just doesn't want to do it! We've tried bribery, we've tried reading on the potty (he holds it til he has a diaper on), we've tried everything we can think of...We're at the point now where we figure he'll do it when he feels like it, and have just let it go for the time being, rather than get frustrated any more. He's always been one of those "do it when I'm good and ready" type of kids, and I really don't see that changing any time soon!

DaShonda - posted on 01/30/2010

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Well with my son..he knows when he has poop'd but he will not poop in the potty he tells me he has "boo boo" but wont go to the potty i guess i have to work a lil harder with him

Lindsey - posted on 01/29/2010

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My son, Chase, is also going through this. We use marshmallows as a reward...he gets one small one if he goes pee and a big one when he goes poop. I read somewhere that it can be hard for them to push if they cant "plant" their feet on the ground...so if youre using a seat on top of a real toilet, it can be harder for them.



Potty training is far more difficult, and messier, than I ever expected! Good luck Moms!!

Jen - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter has done this as well, but hasn't pooped on the potty in probably 6 months. When I think she has to go I also tell her to push it out. Lately she will poop in her pull up and then ask to go potty so that she can pee in the potty. My daughter knows before she goes, but just hasn't decided to do it in the potty yet.

Sherie - posted on 01/28/2010

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Aliyah also cries when she has to poop on the potty. It has hurt her to go a few times so it scares her that it will hurt every time. I just keep telling her to push the poo poo out and then she will get a dum dum. The bribe seems to help keep her from getting too hysterical.

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