Tara - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 3 1/2 year old son is very stubborn. It has taken until a few weeks ago for him to be interested in potty training at all. All of a sudden he decided to do it - full kilter. He pees on the toilet no problem even at night. Our problem is pooping. He refuses to go, even in his diaper/pull-ups. He held it in for 5 days the first time until he couldn't stand it any more and finally went on the potty. Now it has been over a week and he has not gone. He is uncomfortable and comes to me panicked but refuses to push it out. He tells me he doesn't have to go. The doctor suggested more fruits, veggies, more water, prune & apple juice, whole grains, fiber chews, a warm bath. I have tried all of these things and he will not go. I gave him Pedia-Lax this morning and he still has not gone. He had a little come out over night while he was sleeping but definitely not a weeks worth. I have given him privacy in the bathroom, giving him a book to look at, toys, rewards, goodies etc. Any suggestions on what to do???