how do i get my son to do a poo in the toilet? potty training 2 weeks now!

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Cindy - posted on 10/04/2009

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I am having the same problem except my son is 4 1/2!! He's supposed to start kindergarten in a year. I'm at my wits end! He usually goes pee fine, just not poo. His pediatrician prescribed a softener thinking that it is painful and that's why he won't go. It's only been a few days; softener is working but he's not going in the potty yet. He did say that his tummy doesn't hurt so we're in hopes that this has been the problem all along. I'll keep y'all posted.

Michelle - posted on 10/04/2009

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ya c he never used the potty he only uesed the toilet he is brillent going 4 a wee wee its justed the poo oh and he was 3 there in aug!! i just dont know what else to do!!

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Don't pressure him. Put a piece of toilet paper on the water, the "drop and splash" sound of the poo scares them. Avoid flushing the toilet until your toddler is comfortible using the loo. The loud sounds scare them.

Michelle - posted on 10/04/2009

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I have been potty training since Jan. with my twins who turned 3 in Aug. and so far my son is very good at telling me when the pee is coming but not the poop, my daughter isn't as good at telling me about the pee coming but when she is on the potty she will tell me if she needs more time to poop. I guess all you can do is be patient and they will let you know when they are ready. Every child is different even in the same family and if I have learned one thing it's that you can't force children to do things before they feel ready. Good luck and remember child rearing is a time consuming job so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Amanda - posted on 10/04/2009

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As you probably already know Boys are tuffer than girls usually. And w/ my experience w/ being a nanny of girls in past & mother of boys They ALL do it when they are ready. Try not to make it a big deal except when the go. Then its celebration! The more importance you put on them going the more resistance you'll get, at this age they just discovered they can control themselves & are seperate being from you! Ok, ok, enough of that. My best advice is be consistant, don't fight about it, don't punish for accidents "this early", it helps when the have feet planted on floor to poop & well when the deed is done have elmo call him on the phone or another fav character & tell him how proud they are. BE PATIENT. My step son peed but took a whole year more to start to poo, it was a control issue for him & him having no consistancy w/ being at his mom's than our house. He is still going in a pull up at night & is 4. Now my son was trained in a months time, resisted pooping till I was told to have his feet planted, & now is 100% diaper free-even at night @ 2yrs &3months!

Lisa - posted on 10/04/2009

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i made a sticker chart and every time my son peed he got a tiny finger nail sized sticker and every poop he got a BIG sticker. he really wanted those big stickers so he just ran in there and did his business.
but my second son wasn't as thrilled about the stickers and had no problem going pooh in his pants--even after he knew and used the toilet he still regressed and went in his underwear. ugh. that was so gross.
still working on my daughter. time to get out the sticker chart again!

Anj - posted on 10/04/2009

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I made up a poop song. It's really catchy. The song explains about "poop comes out of my butt" and the progression of it such as: 1. poop comes out of my butt 2. squeeze it out 3. poop plop in toilet 4. say goodbye to poop 5. poop being flushed 6. washing hands 7. feeling good and can go play again. It works for my daughter and my son, even though its too early for him, he like the song and cheers on sister when she poops and pees in the toilet.

Melissa - posted on 10/04/2009

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Maybe it's the kind of potty.My son didnt like the 1st potty we had it hurt his butt.I switched potties and he was potty trained in a week! I started potty training him @ 1 1/2 he wanted nothing to do with it. 3 yrs old is when he decied to do it. I cant believe it took me that long to figure it out! He was also ready b/c he wanted to be like daddy! Just have patience that is the most important thing! Good luck

Rebecca - posted on 10/04/2009

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My son used to hide aswell and he would not have a diaper on. I would catch him when he would go to hide and bring him to the potty. He would throw a fit and want a diaper on. Now he just asks to have a diaper on. I know how frustrating it is.

Michelle - posted on 10/04/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

My son has been potty trained for awhile now but still wont poop in the potty. He requests a diaper when he has to poop. Just take your time and he will eventually. Thats what I have been told.



thank for that rebecca, i can tell u it is so frustrating!!i have trown out more pants than anythin else in the last 2 weeks!!he keeps hidding when he doing it  and keeps telling me i dont want to b a big boy anymore!!

Rebecca - posted on 10/04/2009

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My son has been potty trained for awhile now but still wont poop in the potty. He requests a diaper when he has to poop. Just take your time and he will eventually. Thats what I have been told.

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