How to help my daughter with potty training?

Amy - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter has been great about getting to the bathroom on time when she has to pee but hasn't went poop in the potty. Anyone have any tips on helping her to stop pooping the her underwear? Thanks

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Kristen - posted on 02/09/2010

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my son is the youngest of 4 and could care less about using the potty! I have tried every bribery tool with little success. He goes when he feels like it or it's the most inconvenient time! :o) I don't believe in rushing him, but I ask him frequently if he has to go and tried pull ups, which he also treated as diapers. A friend of mine (also with a 3 y/o), bought "special shoes" for his son. He puts the shoes on him first thing in the morning, he only has to take them off if he goes potty in his underwear. So far, he's said it's been really successful. My son told me he loves his diapees so I think it will be a while for us. Good luck!

Heather - posted on 02/06/2010

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Get her underwear with her favorite character on them and tell her if she poops in them then that certain characther will get thrown away and then she wont have anymore whatever character it is. my daughter went poop on the potty 20 minutes later and said I dont want my dora to get thrown away in the garbage.

Heather - posted on 01/23/2010

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My son just turned 3 and he has no problem peeing in the potty but only poos in the potty about 50% of the time. With great crticizim from my mom, of course. lol. If you just put her in underwear and she has an accident, I think this would bother her more then pullups. Since they are just like diapers. Anyways, good luck!

Ashley - posted on 01/22/2010

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We did an aggressive approach on potty training that consisted of 4 days with nothing from the waist down. We put a potty in our living room and just kept an eagle eye on our daughter until we saw her show signs of about to go. The we would rush her to the potty. She was having a 75% success rate by the end of the first day! Of course, when she is sleeping we used diapers/pulls ups still. By day 4 she had it down! She has been fully day trained for 3 months now!

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just take it slow some kids i heard can get kinda scared of the potty. with my daughter it took her a while to use the potty on a regular basis i would put it in the living room and let her sit on it and let her watch tv also you got to keep on it constantly ask if they need to go i know thats probably no help

Brandi - posted on 01/18/2010

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My daughter is almost four and fully potty trained. It took forever for her as well. She had the pee thing down but was "scared" to go poop. She loves to learn and so I told her that if she wanted to go to school next year she would have to go poop on the potty too, one of their rules of course. That helped as did the fact that she did it on her own. When she was 2 I tried to get her potty trained but it didnt work. I think that the child needs to do it themselves. Eventually, she will poop on the potty too!

Elizabeth - posted on 01/16/2010

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I did a bunch of research fo this kind of problem when I trained my step-son...I kept seeing a book called "Everybody Poops". I decided to buy it and see if it would work. Well, I found it on Overstock.com for a very good price and then read it to my step-son the night it came in and again the next morning. That day, he went poop in the toilet and not in his pants. He had a couple of accidents when he didn't make it in time, but after hearing the story, we didn't have a problem any more. Good luck!

Crystal - posted on 01/16/2010

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i was told to put my daughter on those potties and have her sit there and watch tv around the time she would need to go poop. Then you get to make a big deal about it. It didn't work for my daughter she just went to a friend's house and her daughter was using the potty and mine started from the day on.

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My son is now fully potty trained. It took forever. I started using the pull ups during the day but we had many accidents. I think since it still felt like a diaper thats how he treated it. Finally I decided to put him in underwear hoping that if he had an accident in them it would feel horrible and he would get the picture. That was the ticket. He had a accident or two but finally got the hang of it. Just like your daughter he was good with going pee on the pot but didnt like to poop on the pot. Im sure, like my son, your daughter makes a face when she is going number two...? If so, every time I saw "the look" I would say "not in your underwear" and run him to the bathroom. After a few of those he finally got it. We have had no accidents in months now. Hope this will help.

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