4 year old wont poop on the potty! Help?!

Kayla - posted on 09/28/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I'm having been trying to get my son to poop on the potty for over a year. We have took away diapers and he wears underwear, we have tried candy, buying new toys, taking him to eat, and going to the park has good boy rewards when he does poop on the potty. He poops in his underwear and doesnt tell us, we even make him change his own butt and his clothes. We keep trying to get him to go on the potty but he won't. Underwear isnt cheap when you keep having to buy new ones. What can we do to get him to poop on the potty instead of his underwear?

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Cecilia - posted on 09/28/2013

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Have you taken him to the doctor yet? It might be a medical problem. There are many reasons someone might not have bowel control.

As for the underwear buying part. What I do is stick them in the toilet, holding on to one end and flush over and over, that will get most of it out for you. Wash it in the washer then let it sit in the sun to dry. nice sunny days are best for it. It doesn't have to be warm out, just sunny. This will get rid of stains (it works on blood also)

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