Nikki - posted on 07/13/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have two children, both girls, ages 4 1/2 and 3 1/2. My oldest has been potty trained for over a year but the youngest never showed the interest. She liked flushing the potty and watching it go down but has only peed in the potty for the past two weeks after many unsuccessful attempts in the past. We FINALLY got her to pee on the potty all the time and even holds it all night while she sleeps and gets up and pees without mess. She has never been the "clean" child but her sister is. We have promised candy, toys, treats, stickers, new movies, everything but nothing seems to work. She would rather sit in her poop than to try to go on the potty. We have even let her run around the house naked and she pooped on the floor! We have set her on the potty and waited until her little thighs had an imprint of the toilet seat but no poop! She got up and not even 20 minutes later, pooped her panties! I have thrown so many panties away because they won't come clean, even after washing them immediately and even soaking them! She has soft stools and goes everyday but still won't do it on the potty... I have told her that her big sister will start preschool this year and she can go to school too if she poops on the potty all the time, but no help. She likes the idea but no poop... We give her lots of encouragement that everybody poops on the potty like big boys and girls but she just refuses. Any ideas?? She is done except for the poop part. PLEASE HELP!