Potty Training

Kari - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I am in the midst of potty training my daughter who will be 3 in May. She has been pretty successful with peeing in the potty. However, she will NOT go poop in the potty. She' s even resorted to pooping on the floor. Any suggestions?

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Rebekah - posted on 02/04/2009

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I had the same problem,,,even to doing it on the floor!!!I Ibought fibresure from the chemist, its tasteless and you can put it in their drink or food. The problem is in their head, maybe its hurt her to go before and thus she does'nt want to go now, which then creates them to be constipated and when they do finally go it really hurts. Vicious circle, but the fibre sure was terrific and within two weeks she was goin on the toilet,

Nicole - posted on 02/04/2009

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I dont have much advice on this subject, but i feel for you. I too have a 3 year old girl who did the same. Dont push her too much because then she might be like my daughter and hold all poop in. We are still stuggeling with this, but things are getting better. Just be patient.. she'll get the hang of it soon!

Robin - posted on 02/04/2009

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Ah the pooping. With my two older daughters, that was the easy part. With my son, we gave him m&ms every time he did. It worked. I hate the bribing bit but it did work. My husband did not want two in diapers so try it.

User - posted on 02/04/2009

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We took a tube of Mini M & M's  put a piece of colored paper on them, decorated the tube and turned them into "Potty Pills"....everytime our children needed to use the bathroom and did sucessfully they got a "Potty Pill"  this also allowed them to learn colors....sometimes we had to have more that one "Potty Pill" on a visit....this worked better than stickers for us.  Good Luck....

User - posted on 02/04/2009

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We took a tube of Mini M & M's  put a piece of colored paper on them, decorated the tube and turned them into "Potty Pills"....everytime our children needed to use the bathroom and did sucessfully they got a "Potty Pill"  this also allowed them to learn colors....sometimes we had to have more that one "Potty Pill" on a visit....this worked better than stickers for us.  Good Luck....

Ines - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Ines:



Quoting Kari:

Potty Training

I am in the midst of potty training my daughter who will be 3 in May. She has been pretty successful with peeing in the potty. However, she will NOT go poop in the potty. She' s even resorted to pooping on the floor. Any suggestions?






Step 1 Stay strong and consistent, taking her every 2 hr. when it comes to poop.






Step 2 Ask her what's her favortie book and read it while she sits on the potty.






Step 3 Have her talk to her poop and say bye bye to it and then have her flush. She'll fell






             like a BIG girl...Good luck. The key word is (consistency). I have two girls. The first one was in daycare and it took me 2mths. Being a S.A.H.M. the second one was potty trained at 20 mths.





 

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BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!!!
My daughter was the same way as yours... at the same age too. I got her the book
Where's the poop. It's a lift a flap book. It was an instant hip and we read it some 10x a day for about a week.... then amazingly enough.... poop on the potty just like the little girl in the book!
But as other mom's have said, and I'm sure you know, every kid does their potty training their own way in their own time!
Best wishes,
Mel

Dianna - posted on 02/04/2009

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i am using stickers as a reward, and i keep a close eye on him so when i see him run off to hide (which is usually how i know he pooped) i chase him down and tell him to run to the potty

Ines - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Kari:

Potty Training

I am in the midst of potty training my daughter who will be 3 in May. She has been pretty successful with peeing in the potty. However, she will NOT go poop in the potty. She' s even resorted to pooping on the floor. Any suggestions?



Step 1 Stay strong and consistent, taking her every 2 hr. when it comes to poop.



Step 2 Ask her what's her favortie book and read it while she sits on the potty.



Step 3 Have her talk to her poop and say bye bye to it and then have her flush. She'll fell



             like a BIG girl...Good luck. The key word is (consistency).

Rhonda - posted on 02/04/2009

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ANY IDEAS HOW TO TRAIN A JUST ABOUT 4 YR OLD FOR NIGHTS?? HE IS GREAT ALL DAY BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE STAYING DRY AT NIGHT!! I PUT HIM ON POTTY BEFORE BED ...HE ALWAYS GOES...I HAVE CUT BACK ON FLUIDS BEFORE BED...STILL WET IN A.M......JUST STARTED TRYING PUTTING HIM ON POTTY AGAIN BEFORE I GO TO BED AROUND 10 OR 10:30 ..STILL WET THIS MORNING??

Susan - posted on 02/04/2009

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Be patient. My sister once told me that a child is not developmentally ready to be potty trained until they are 3 years old and that when they have a bowl movement that is not in their diaper it is like they are losing a piece of them, that it can literally feel like they are losing a limb, etc.



Hang in there... it will come... once they are 3, I had my daughter sit on the toilet every 30 mintues and if she didn't have an "accident" then we would go to 60 minutes and would increase the time unless there was an "accident" until she told me she had to go. It takes a lot of perserverance on your part, but this grows old quickly and soon she was telling me when she had to go.

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2009

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There is no trick , they will do it when they are ready and comfortable. I worked in a daycare and seen it for myself, dont push just praise!

Kathleen - posted on 02/04/2009

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Keep at it, but don't force her. My twin sons were like that too. Finally one day one of them asked to go to the potty at the library...he pooped on the potty there and was so proud of himself that he never looked back! One of the things that we did when potty training was tell them that when they were "big boys" and not wearing diapers anymore they would each get to pick a "larger" toy that they could have. That was a huge incentive for them.

Esperanza - posted on 02/04/2009

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I got my son to go poop in the potty by putting little swimmers on him and putting him in the pool. I told him if he had to go poop he had to go to the potty or he would be swimming in his poop. It worked!

Kim - posted on 02/04/2009

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I know exactly what you mean. My son will be 3 in June. If he goes to the bathroom in his diaper he takes it off immediately so I've started to try and potty train him. Yesterday he did very good peeing in the potty several times, but he would still pee on the floor even after going on the potty. Then today I asked him and took him to the bathroom at least 5 times, he said he didn't have to go. Well 5 minutes later he peed all over the floor again. I cleaned him and the floor up. I went uostairs for a few minutes came back downstairs and he had peed and pooped on the floor. I swear he thinks it's funny. When I asked him if he didn't he smiled and said "no!" I am just as stumped as you are...I've tried M&M's to bribe him, cherios in the toilet to pee on and just about anything else you could think of. I am going to try waiting another few weeks and start over. Hope you accomplish more than what I did!

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Heard this isn't unusual... my little boy didn't do any poos in the potty at all. We put him in pants and he was using the toilet, still no poo. For 3 days! Eventually he did a poo on the toilet - resorted to biscuit bribery. Not great I know, but it worked. I think they get scared for some reason. Maybe make a big deal of you doing it in the toilet so she sees it's ok?

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