How can I get my 3 and a half year old to go #2 on the toliet?!

Krystal - posted on 05/14/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ok so my daughter is almost 3 and a half. She has been so stuborn and hard to train compaired to my older son. She will not go # 2 in the toliet. She will go hide and do it in her panties or even ask for a diaper sometimes. Often she holds it in so long that she becomes constipated. I've tried a lot of things but nothing seems to stick. I know I need to take control and get it under control! Can anyone give me a few tips to get her to go # 2 on the poitey?! I hav tried the gifts, candy, stickers.....all that. The making a huge deal when she did go in the toliet!! Please help

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Cynthia - posted on 05/15/2011

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bribe her!!! get some surger free candy and tell her she can only have it if she poops in the potty. then when you think she might have to go ask her if she wants some candy. she will say yes. you say ok then you gotta go potty. if she goes clap and make a big deal and give her the candy. if she dont go tell her to try later and no candy. she will cry for the candy but dont give in or it wont work. and when she poops in her pants you have to punish her. i put my son in the corner with the poop still in his pants. he was trained in a less then a week and in about 2 or 3 i didnt have to ask or give him candy any more. good luck.

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K - posted on 05/17/2011

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My daughter is in pretty much the exact situation! I feel like I've tried everything!!
right now we've decided to just back off. I tell her she can poo in her panties if she wants but it's going to be yucky. Also, she's showing an interest in school and older kids. I tell her that she doesn't get to go to school until she can poo in the potty. It's fine if she doesn't want to, but then she can just stay home and not go to the playground.
today she went on the potty!!!! I'm not sure if it was a fluke or if she has decided she wants to but I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing!!
Good luck!

Krystal - posted on 05/17/2011

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Thank you very much for the help ladies! The last few day has been good she has wen ton the potty!!! Which is great the candy thing did work for about a week last time and than she was done! I think she just still wants to be a baby to be honest, she still begs for a bottle and a pacey! But i will break her!! Thanks again!

Tarra - posted on 05/15/2011

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dont push her would be my suggestion, kids find going #2 a scary thing on the toilet.
When she does one in her panties or in the corner get her to follow you to the toilet with it & tell her as you put it in that 'poo poos go in the toilet like wee's' & just keep reinforcing it on her that they go into the toilet not on the floor ect.
I hope this helps.

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