Simona - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hi fellow Mom's of January 2007 babies. My son was born 1/11/07, so he's 3 years and 2 months (almost). We're still struggling with potty training. For awhile there he was going pee on the toilet almost exclusively (except at night, of course). He's digresed a bit but isn't doing too bad, with reminders, for peeing. Pooping is another story all together. He has pooped on the toiled 2 times (ever) and that was almost a month ago. We ask him daily, sit him on the toilet nearly every hour, yet no pooping. When it's about time for him to poop, we'll even sit him on the toilet every 15 mintues. he barely tries, says he can't and he's off. then, he poops in his diaper. We've tried everything, bribery (we even keep a catalog of toys in the bathroom to look at while he's sitting on the toilet. We've bought a toy that we're keeping aside until he goes (he knows it's there and that he can't have it until he goes). My husband even went so far as to start taking 1 toy away from him each time he pooped in his diaper. That has since stopped and he's been given back all his toys, because I was uncomfortable with it. What's the secret? Do we need to resort to punishment? Do we just hang in there, be patient and keep trying? HELP!!!!!