poos!

Pamela - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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well I have been toilet training Cameron for 3 weeks today and he has pretty much got the wees down we have a few slip uo but he knows what I want from him .. but for the life on me I can't get him to do poos I can tell he needs to go he can tell he needs to go and I put him on the toilet and nothing. then he will do poos and I will take him to the toilet and say this were we do poos like mummy and daddy.

I need help with the poos.. if he was was regular I would be a bit better off but he has one some time between waking at 11 and then another between 2 - 6 so I am actually following him around watching him trying to catch him at it. any ideas?

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Erin - posted on 02/03/2010

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My son is the same, He Will go pee in big toilet for some reason doesn't like a potty, but He is scared or something when he needs to do poo's He hates being put on there when he needs to do poo's, I think we just have to persist, and got to remeber they are still quite young.

Sara - posted on 02/03/2010

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Whats been helpful with my daughter is when she poos in her pants we go back to the potty together and we dump into the potty while she watches, not just throw the pull-up in the trash and change her. I think it helps when she sees where the poos supposed to go. She's been doing pretty good with the poos but I'm on the other end where she'll tell me she needs to poo but not pee.

Dawn - posted on 01/30/2010

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Good luck! Our youngest son is just starting to talk about using the toilet but even though he wants to, is still a little bit scared too. So, no rush. I just offer to let him try when he wants to and we don't mention it much otherwise yet. But he knows when the rest of us are going & what we are doing...........so he'll get there. And Cameron will too. Enjoy your time at home w/your babies. They grow so fast.

Pamela - posted on 01/27/2010

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Hi Dawn thanks for your reply.. Im not going to rush him and I don't mind him pooping in his pants we don't stress about it we have plenty more. He doesn't have nappies any more cause he wont keep them on them any way.. I have started something new and Im getting him to come and help me if I need to do poos and he will take my hand and take me to the toilet.cool Im hoping in time he will want to do the same.. he also don't get toys as a reward but he gets a sticker on his t-shirt if he wants it most of the time when he wee's he doesn't want to he is excited enough that he went and doesn't need any reward. I have recently quite working as it didn't make financial sense so Ive got plenty of time to make sure we do this properly .

Dawn - posted on 01/27/2010

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I am the mother of 3 boys. Something about having a bowel movement on the potty was more difficult for them. I think this is natural. For little boys, pee peeing in the potty or outside is fun, they can watch it, draw with it, hit a target, etc. Bowel movements are not fun in any sense of the word. Sometimes they hurt a little, sometimes they take more effort than others. By no means is 2 old for a little boy to be potty trained. I would say don't rush it, you don't want to scare him from doing it in the potty. Talking about how it feels yucky in his diaper and continuing to take him to the potty when he says he needs to go will help with the transition. Getting him used to going to the bathroom when it is necessary to go poop.......gets him headed in the right direction. It's a tough time for mom's because we don't want them to mess up clothes or have "accidents", but I think they just need a little more time with that than they did with the other. We were never big rewarders for using the potty, no trips to the store for a toy because they did.........that's a little too much pressure. But you know your child......use what works for him.

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