Potty/Toilet training

Kimberley - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter has been almost potty/toilet trained for a year but i still can't get her to poo on the potty/toilet. She starts Nursery in September and they don't accept toddlers still in nappies. I have run out of ideas and now running out of time. Does anyone have any suggestions

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Amy - posted on 04/16/2009

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hi Kimberley, i had similar issues with my son and the only one i managed to get him on the toilet was to just put him in undies and he did in there once which i than explained that he needs to go to the toilet to do it or he'll get yucky also big praises and rewards after he did for the first few times made it great and he loved it.

Best of luck.

Debra - posted on 04/16/2009

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Potty Chart, make a cool paper on construction paper with her photo on it, then reward her with a sticker each tme she goes, they place it on..and smiles...or give a reward...buy cheap small toys...good luck

Kirstie - posted on 04/16/2009

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This sounds really strange but making noises !!! i got my 2 year old too do it that way lol

Nadine - posted on 04/16/2009

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Try getting her to squat on the toilet instead of sitting on it. Squwating is the most natural human postition to do a poo. It will come out easier and take alot less time. Use plenty of positive reinforcement but try not to go too overboard as you may freak her out or she may expect that sort of praise all the time. If she does do a poo in her pants try not to get kranky as this might make her try and hide pooing from you, instead just calmly say "oh, did you have an accident, that's ok we will get you cleaned up, next time you feel like you need to do a poo you should go to the toilet like mummy does". That's what I did with my son and it worked. Hope this helps.

Kerrin - posted on 04/16/2009

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I would communicate alot with my little boy about when and what he needed to do on the toilet/potty.. and once he started letting me know he needed to do a poo we would go and sit together.. take some books in.. sing songs and one day he did the poo! I made a huge deal out of it and he was keen to keep doing it.



I have a friend at the moment who's little boy will use the toilet and has just taken a few steps back and wanted his nappy back on to do poo's.  She's had success and got him back on track with lots of postive praise.



I guess to with kids, they just do it when they're ready.  All the best... I'm sure you'll have success soon :)

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