How do i get my 3 and a half year old to stop poopin in his underwear!!!!

Christy - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My 3 year old is potty trained but still poops in his underwear. every time i catch him and rush him to the potty he is never able to finish his business on the potty. after sitting for what seems forever to help him achieve this goal, nothing ever happends. it wont be till hours later or the next day he will try to poo again. its so frustrating!! i need help!!


Nicole - posted on 08/30/2009




I have the same problem with my 3 1/2 yr. old. His problem is that he is scared to sit on the toilet. He stands to pee, so sitting is scary I guess (one time his dad left the seat up and he fell in!!) So now he hates it. He tells me when he has to go and I put a diaper on him for now. I'm hoping that eventually he will think it's gross and stop pooping in the diapers. Sorry I'm not much help, just thought you might want to know that you aren't the only one!!!!

Alexis - posted on 08/30/2009




Okay, this is how i got my 2 year old to stop pooping on himself (it worked after the very first time) When he pooped in his underwear I took him to the bathroom and made him clean himself off. I made him put the ppop in the toilet and gave him wipes to wipe himself off and put his cloths in the laundry. But he never pooped on himself again, I got that advice from my mother and it worked for me :)

Pamela - posted on 08/30/2009




Don't make a big deal out of it. When he poo's in his undies take him to the potty and put the poo in the potty and tell him our poo go's in the potty. After a while he will get it.

And if he has a time of day that he poo's make sure you put him on then and make sure you reward him when he get's it! Good luck!

Zara - posted on 08/30/2009




This may sound funny, But I had the same problem with my little girl. She was so attached to her diaper that she pooped in her panties for weeks after I took the diapers away, finally as a desperate act I told her you dont get to wear your panties until you wear them like a big girl, she walked around in the nude for awhile (helped to have a big sis that thought this was funny) only took a few hours til she changed her mind and we have not had to empty her panties since!lol

Kathryn - posted on 08/30/2009




what I did with my daughter who is 2 she was doing the same thing so I told her I would give her a lolly or a sticker if she did a poop on the toilet and after a few times she got onto it and now i have no problems...she goes to the toilet by herself. Hope you get the help you need


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Kaylie - posted on 08/30/2009




if he runs away and hides to do it maybe he need some privacy if you feel he needs to go put him on the potty or toilet and leave him for a couple of min if that dont work try making the bathroom more exciting by put stickers on the wall or a book for him to read

hope this helps

does he go to day care or something like that if he does he might stop doing it if he gets embarressed in front of his friends

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