Sandy - posted on 02/06/2009 ( 37 moms have responded )
I feel like I've read over this question before, but I need some advice...
My daughter has been using the potty for a good 3 month now. She pees all day long on it, will tell me when she needs to go, stays dry at night, but for the life of me will not poop on the potty. She'll hold it as long as she possibly can or until she has a diaper on, then go hide and poop. I've tried putting her on the potty when I know she has to go and leaving her there - no luck. I've tried bribing her with treats, TV... - no luck. I've tried the guilt trip (mommy is very sad) - no luck. I've tried ignoring it and not making a big deal out of it at all for a few weeks. Now she has 2 wrapped presents sitting in sight but out of reach until she goes potty - no luck. She'll get excited and say she's going. Then she pees and goes on to telling me "poo poo is not working mommy" and 5 minutes later she'll poop in her pants. I know she knows when she has to go, I just am at my wits end with how I can get her to do it on the potty?