How to get your potty training toddler to poopy in the potty?

Lauren - posted on 11/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




So my daughter turned 2 in June. I've been trying to work with her on the potty training here for the last few months. We are doing ok as far as peeing in the potty, but not so much for pooping. She has always been a private poo-er, when she wore diapers she would always disappear to poop. Now we've made the transition to pull-ups and I am working underpants in when we are home. Well when she wears only underpants she isn't pooping in them, or the potty. She just holds it....... I got her to poop in the potty once. When she got up though and saw it in the potty she had this horrified look on her face and hasn't done it since. We got the "Everyone Poops" book and she loves it. I try and talk about how we all poop and where we all do it, but still no luck. I just try and make sure she has a pull-up for awhile in the evening so she can go have a "moment".

So has anyone else had this trouble and do you have any advice you would like to share?


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My son turned two in June. I have two daughter and potty training them was no problem. My son seem to be very stubborn and doesn't want to do either. He will tell you when he's potted in his pants but wont tell you when he has to go. Dont know what to do anymore.

Amanda - posted on 11/12/2010




im having the same issue and i cant get her to do it she had done it a few times but wont tell me its so fustrating

Monica - posted on 11/10/2010




my daughter actually was just the opposite, she would poop on the potty chair just not pee. she finally got it down, I would have to go in there with her and pee with her, kinda weird but maybe if she see you pooping on the toliet she will see its ok and want to do what mommy is doing. My daughter is now to the point where she will potty just fine and the pooping is a private thing but she will want me to stand in the door way and turn my back facing away from her, and when she toots she likes it if i turn around and giggle with her. just hang in there and keep at it!

Kathy - posted on 11/03/2010




my daycare provider says to just keep on bringing her to the toilet. we are having the same issue. pee is fine; poop, not so much. i sometimes rub dd's back to help her relax. if she goes, great; if she doesn't, then i still praise her. consistency is key! it'll happen.

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