How do I make my 3yr old poop in the toilet??? We have tackled peeing but she will not poop. HELP.

Angi - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My 3yr old daughter has been really tricky in potty training any way she finally caght on for the most part and she pees in th etoilet now we have very few accidents. But she will not poop she will not even try. Please help how do I convince her to do number 2 in the toilet too???

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Laura Lynn - posted on 11/04/2012

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My 3yr old son will not go poop in the potty,but the werid thing is is that he goes pee but not poop

Tracy - posted on 09/28/2009

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Make a game out of it. Tell your child that is time to leave the sharky's in the pool. Alot of kids are afraid to leave something that comes from there body in the toilet, so if you make it fun, it helps.

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My 4 year old just mastered it, but it took some intervention of the nutritional kind for us. I'm home on mat leave, so if you're home all day this would be suitable. Under my docs advice, I started giving my son 4 pitted prunes a day (he thought it was great, HUGE raisins!) and within 2 days he was a pooping machine. He couldn't hold it, so he couldn't hide it, it forced him to just use the potty. 2 months later we don't need the prunes and he's using the potty with his free will.

Heidi - posted on 09/28/2009

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Man I just went through this and I was getting pretty frustrated. I had to let it go and let her decide when she wanted to start pooping in the potty. I also bought an 8 pack of little disney princesses. I told her she could have one every time she pooped on the potty and either that motivated her or she was ready but it happened almost instantly and within 5 days the princesses were gone.

Heather - posted on 09/28/2009

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I would relax! Kids have control over only two things. what they eat and what comes out the other end. If you make a big deal out of it she will resist. My daughter was completely potty trained but still asked for a diaper to poop for a few month after. Eventually she decided she was done with that, and training was complete! Good Luck!

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Laura Lynn - posted on 11/04/2012

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My 3yr old son will not go poop in the potty,but the werid thing is is that he goes pee but not poop

Angi - posted on 09/29/2009

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Thanks everybody for the great advice I will continue to take it one day at a time and try the diff tricks you all suggested

Sabrina - posted on 09/28/2009

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With my first I couldnt for the life of me get him to go poo either. every night he had to have a pull up so he could go poo. But he was three and a half and dipers were getting old. I tried every trick in the book nothing worked for him. The doctor told me to talk to him and let him know that pull ups were for little babies and have him help me throw them away. At night when he wanted on I showed him again we threw them away. And he didnt poo that night but the next night he did. I would only do that as a last resort

Stina - posted on 09/28/2009

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We have the same issue... only in the beginning, Trina did poop on the toilet- even when she had the runs... and now, nada.



I have a chart in the bathroom that I can dry erase. Every time she potties (poo or pee, I draw a dancing stick figure because she likes them. There are seven toilets with dots in between... the idea is that for every day she is accodent free, she moves to the next toilet.... When she gets to the end, I'll take her out for a special outing. I keep reminding her the end goal- a week of no poopy pants and she and Mommy will go without the siblings to the park, or for ice cream or ____. But if she poops in her pants, she loses her good marks. It's been a week since I made the chart and we are beginning to see some progress. She is starting to poop in the toilet some of the time. I give her stickers when she poops too, She loves having stickers on her hands so I make a huge happy deal and put several on her at a time when she poops. I am also trying to have next to no reaction when she poops her pants aside from getting her cleaned up, wipeing her slate, reminding her the goal if she has several days of pooping in the toilet. It's soooo hard.

Her big brother reminds me it is possible. Just a moment ago he came running and whining as he held is bum. "What happened?"

"My poop trying to come out!" was his response.

"Well go sit on the toilet silly!" :-)

He doesn't have day accidents and never ever poops his pants. Hasn't in over a year. They all poop in the toilet eventually. It really helps to remember that when I'm cleaning poop out of my dd's panties yet again.

Sandy - posted on 09/28/2009

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I did the naked thing too and she just cried her little eyes out when she did it on the floor, because she new it was so gross..I don't understand why you would yell at them though for doing something they don't realize there doing yet unless they like actually squatted and pooped lol that would be different...Good Luck all with present and future babies!!!!!!

Sandy - posted on 09/28/2009

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I had the same problem...And then that day when she pooped in her pants I shut Dora off and said no more Dora you pooped in your pants..And I said when you poop in the potty you can watch Dora again..and she never missed the potty again lol...this may or may not work, but try to find something they love and make it a positive thing...Good Luck to you someday that light bulb will just click hang in there...

Cassandra - posted on 09/28/2009

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I think so... HAHAHA!! We were waiting for the boy.... I think we are done :-)

Roxie - posted on 09/28/2009

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Aww congrats!!! Kids are great!! I have 4 boys and then a baby girl.. I've still got two more to potty trained but I get better the more I do it lol!! Are you done now?

Cassandra - posted on 09/28/2009

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I just got sick of paying so much!! And the girls would get in trouble if they went on the floor too... so only one choice they had, right? LOL. Now I'm 28 weeks pregnant with my son... So more diapers to buy!! LOL

Roxie - posted on 09/28/2009

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Really? I thought I was original lol. It seemed so much easier than my 5 year old he was almost 4 before he was fully potty trained so this took like a week of nakedness but no more diapers!!!

Cassandra - posted on 09/28/2009

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Quoting Roxie:

I made mine go around naked... he pooped in the floor once, covered it up, got in trouble and has gone potty ever since, hope it works for you!!


LOL, I did the same thing. I got tired of buying the diapers. My daughter didnt like to poop on the floor or in her pants MORE than she disliked pooping in the toilet.She also had a thing about going in public bathrooms for a while. She said the flushing was too loud.



sometimes buying new underwear, and making a big deal of "wow, you get to wear underwear now, because you are too big for diapers" helps.

Roxie - posted on 09/28/2009

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I made mine go around naked... he pooped in the floor once, covered it up, got in trouble and has gone potty ever since, hope it works for you!!

Marissa - posted on 09/28/2009

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I know this is gross, but I had the same problem with my son..I took him in the bathroom when I pooped and we made a BIG deal about it...we waved bye bye to my poop, and soon enough he wanted to wave bye bye to his poopy too...I made a huuuuge deal about it too! :)

Mary - posted on 09/28/2009

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have a tried a small potty seat my daughter had a fear of falling in the toilet ... & rewards/money are good too

Latrice - posted on 09/28/2009

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It is a crazy situation but i always take her to the potty with me and what ever she does we clap afterwards but i agree with Valorie ask your child she is the only one who know's

Valorie - posted on 09/28/2009

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Not sure if this will help or not, but when I started potty training it was around Easter time so we had a big chocolate bunny, I dubbed it the "Poopy Bunny" and every time one of my twins went poopy in the potty, they got a piece of the poopy bunny. We used butterscotch discs for peeing too. We made a really big deal over it the first time they went poopy in the potty too, high fives and all! It's so funny to look back at it now! Just stick with it, persistence helps.

ReNae - posted on 09/28/2009

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Since she is 3 and understands a lot, ask her why she does not want to poop in the potty. It may be that the water splashes her bottom or any number of things. Ask the expert, your little girl.

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