potty training

Jenell - posted on 04/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son wont poop in the toilet. He keeps hiding and going in his underwear. Any sugg????

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Kristi - posted on 04/07/2009

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A lot of kids are scared to go poop in the potty.  It is very intimidating.  Have you tried taking his poop and showing him where it goes?  I do that with my daughter every time she goes in her diaper...we take it to the potty and flush it and say "bye bye poopy.  Sounds weird, but worth a try.  Good luck.  =)

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User - posted on 04/08/2009

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Try putting the toilet in his room while he takes a nap, especially if that is when he goes the most. Or catch him doing it and run him to the toilet immediately, even if there is already some in the diaper.

Linda - posted on 04/08/2009

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It's me again, lol...  It did get to a point where I told her I wasn't changing poopie pants anymore, and if she wanted to go poops in her pants she would be cleaning herself...  She did it once, and that was that...  she started going on the potty....  Sometimes, you need to be firm and let them know enough is enough...

Linda - posted on 04/08/2009

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My daughter did this also...  She would go hide and do the deed then want to be changed, lol..  She recently started going poops on the potty!!  Just keep rewarding him and talking to him about pooping on the potty...  I even used M&Ms as an incentive.. 

Lisa - posted on 04/08/2009

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my son did that for a little bit i found taking something they like of him for abit helped then when that didnt work i told him off then he just got up on day and went he will do it in he;s own time i would not worry about it



 

Jodi - posted on 04/07/2009

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I potty trained my son in a day. I went against all the "Potty Training Rules". Some would say I was mean and I apologize. My son (soon to be 3) would hide too. He knew what the potty was for and would use it when he felt like it. I was tired of diapers and frustrated. One day after trying everything, I sent him to the corner when he was wet for a couple of minutes then took him to the bathroom and changed him explaining why I wasn't happy and sat him on the potty seat on the toilet. This happened three times, The final straw was when he hid and pooped in his pants. In the corner he went, poop and all. I took him to the bathroom, pulled off his shirt and socks, made him take off the wet jeans and set him in the tub. Handed him two diaper wipes and told him "I Quit, changing poopy bums, he had to do it from now on." He hates dirty hands by the way. I didn't back down. He finally pulled down the underwear (got some on his heel -ewe) I told him I would help him this time - next time he pooped in his pants without even trying to get to the potty he had to clean it up. I repeated this over and over though the day and asked what the potty was for. He would proudly say "For peeing and pooping!!" He has been pot trained ever since. Yes, he had the odd pee accident, and still wears pullups at night just in case but is usually dry in the am. This might not work with every child but I can proudly say he potty trained in a day.

Liz - posted on 04/07/2009

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Hi Jenell! I find that the poo is more difficult, especially if they don't have a soft stool and they're really having to push hard. I find when sitting on the toilet, I put the stool under their feet so it helps them to "bear down"... I've also shown my kids my poo after I've done it, also, when I change their diaper if it's firm, I've flushed it down the toilet when them looking and saying "bye, bye poo poo" The first poo on the toilet takes alot of patience... they'll do it when they're ready with alot of coaxing and sometimes bribery... stickers, cars whatever they might be into.... Good Luck! I'm sure he'll be potty trained by the end of the summer! Every child is different.

Jenell - posted on 04/07/2009

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Thanks for the sugg. Will have to try that. Does your daughter lke her potty chair? My son wants to use the big toilet and wants nothing to do with his potty. There goes $20. lol

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