How can I get my jelouse 2 year old to poop on the potty?

Irene - posted on 04/13/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My oldest daughter is almost 2 and half years old and has been peeing on the potty for some time now. I never did get her to poop on the potty and she isn't regular as to when she needs to go - even as an infant she wasn't. Now I have a 3 month old daughter and my oldest has been showing signs of being jelouse and this has nearly brought the potty training to a halt. I try to give her, her own special time everyday where just her and I have time together but this hasn't helped at all. I've tried to give her some kind of motivation by telling her what a good job she's doing and rewarding her when she does use the potty. As for pooping however, I keep telling her if she goes poop then she get's to do the things she really enjoy's (like going for a ride on the John Deer Gator or going to see the cows and horses, and until she does she's not allowed to do these things because only big kids who go on the potty are allowed). And she know's when she's gone because she will come and tell me, then proceed to her bedroom where she'll get herself a new pull-up and climb up on the change table and wait for me. I am truly at a loss! I just don't know how to get her to poop in the potty. I've even tried a timer that was set to go off every hour but she'll still poop her pants after sitting on the potty.

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Lynette - posted on 04/22/2012

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I would stay with what you're doing. I will be in the same boat soon, I'm 8 months pregnant and my first born is 2yr old. I do really think that it does have to do with the baby. I would say that when she does poop in the potty take her out if possible with you, daddy, or even a grandparent, but no little sister. Take her some where special or some where she rarely gets to go, you know some where that will blow her tiny mind XD

I think the whole big girls get to do fun stuff is the best thing to do. Especially since she understands that shes having accidents. Maybe the fact that she knows she'll get a new pull up is what needs to be changed. Now this is just me but does she know the difference from diapers and pull ups? If so put a diaper on and tell her only big girls that poop in the potty were pull ups. That or dont change her at all, at least not as fast as you usually do. Break her habit of getting a new pull up for herself to get changed. Either hide them or put them somewhere else.I think changing things up on her will make her stop from pooping in her pull up. Since she knows that she can easily get herself a brand new one.I wish you the best of luck, and just keep at it!!!

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