Andrea - posted on 02/24/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
We started potty training at 22 months and by the time my daughter turned 2 in November, she was pretty much potty trained - with a few setbacks, etc. She now only wears a diaper during her nap and overnight. We can get her to go pee before she goes to sleep, but not poop! When I go to get her after her nap or in the morning, she almost always has a poop. Sometimes I'll see her still awake (we have a video monitor) 30-45 mins after we put her down, and go to check on her, and the poop is what has kept her awake. This happens NO MATTER what time we put her down. I've tried waiting longer to see if she would poop, but no. This is however, a NEW issue. She has pooped plenty of times on the potty when she first started training - but for some reason now has a preference for her diaper. We did discover a constipation issue a couple weeks ago, and have fixed that now. Not sure what to do - should I put her down for her nap without a diaper? I don't dare do that overnight. I also am thinking of using a "reward" method, but only as a last resort - I'm really not fond of rewarding for something that is just part of life - I use praise and excitement, but that's it so far. Any suggestions?