Potty training

Amy - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

1

11

0

My almost 4 year old son refuses to poop sitting on the toilet. He will only poop if we let him use a pull up. He says it will hurt if he sits down. Any ideas?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Bridget - posted on 10/24/2009

260

10

33

It's hard for kids to poop on the toilet because they sometimes need something to push against. I would either buy a potty chair so he can push against the floor when he poops or there are certain types of step stools that are high enough to push against. Another thing to try would be adding some fiber such as yogurt with fiber or adding grapes/prune juices to his diet to soften his stools a little. My daughter also had a problem with hard stools & couldn't push them out on the toilet.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

1 Comment

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms