Potty Training

DeShawn - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is two and doing a good job with potty training, but she won't always use it when she has to, and she won't always tell you. I reward her when she does good with a snack and stickers, things like that, and she does well with that. But she is having a hard time making bowel movements and she tries to hide it by hiding her pull up.

Any advice or tips that I can use to help make her potty training consistant?

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Betty - posted on 09/28/2009

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Some toddlers are afraid to poop in the potty. You may need to get rid of pull ups in order to limit her choices. It sounds mean but she needs to face her fears sometime and this could go on for years if you keep the pull ups around. She might hold it in for a few days but she will be fine and this is normal during potty training. If you become concerned just give her some miralax. It works great.

Marissa - posted on 09/28/2009

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She may be scared to poop in the toilet...my son was afraid. It can be irritating at times, but kids will do things when they are ready. Be very patient with her. make a big deal if she poops in the toilet and if she poops in her pull up dump it in the potty and tell her everytime poop belongs in the big girl toilet. make up a "poopy in the toilet club" and tell her how important it is to poop in the toilet :) Find out who her favorite character is and tell her that they poop in the toilet..ha ha! I had my friend call and act like Spiderman so that my son would use the potty...hope something helps! Good luck!

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