Ashley - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am having a real challenge getting my daughter to poop on the potty. She's just about 3 years old and has been peeing just fine for at least 6 months now (she even tells me when she has to go and/or takes herself to the potty!). But, it seems like she is really struggling with pooping on the potty. I don't know if she is scared to poop because of the way it feels, if she is worried that it is a "mess", she doesn't want to "see it", or whatever.... when I catch her trying to poop in her panties and put her on the potty, she screams and carry's on until she is nearly inconsolable. We have tried bribery, "poop-parties" (she poops at preschool and we make a great big deal about it), etc. Its getting to the point where she asks for a pull up so that she can poop. Anybody with suggestions on what worked for your kid?