jacklewis turned 3 in jan. will pee pee in the potty but refuses to do anything else what do I do!

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Magen - posted on 03/25/2010

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my daughter will be 3 in june. She has been peeing for a long time now. The other thing she wouldnt do for awhile and just started. You just have to give it time. When she would poop in her panties I would take her to the bathroom and clean her up, then I would tell her thats a bad thing and shes supposed to poop on the potty. Then she woul sit in time out for 5 minutes or so. It actually started to work for me. Shes finally starting to use the potty. good luck!

Jennie - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son would not poop in the potty, he was pushing 3 1/2, and still would only pee in the toilet, but not the other. I never punished him for not doing it because I was told not too, it could scare them, but after months and he still wouldn't do it, I finally couldn't take it anymore. So, when he did it in his pants, and I was washing him up, I put about a 1/4 cup of cold water, (we had mesuring cups he was playing with in the tub, thats how I know) and poured it on his bottom. I told him that if he didn't start going poop in the potty he would get cold water on his butt. I felt soooo bad, but after that one time, he never pooped in his pants again.

Cori - posted on 03/25/2010

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Give it time it took a while for my son to poop in the potty as well. He is 3 and he is completly potty trained now. I was buying pull ups for a while, but then we decided to let him wear real underwear with his favorite disney show (cars) handy manny, etc. and that really helped. We still had a few accidents but not as many. I still put a diaper on him when went to town and at bed time. But now we are completely potty trained and he sleep in underwear and goes to town in them as well. GOOD LUCK!!! Also started out him sitting on the potty chair but he did better on the toliet. Hope this helps

Rachel - posted on 03/25/2010

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It takes time my son is goin 2 be 3yrs old April 2, 2010 and still wont poop in the potty but as soon as he goes in his diaper hes quick to tell ya "mommy i just pooped" and u know Ive tried to tell him a thousand times we poop in the potty but he says no we pee pee in the potty so I guess "TIME" is really the only answer let them come to u when they are ready.

Nicole - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son went through the same thing, he would gladly pee on the potty and tell you when he did, but number 2s took a while longer. i spoke to my doctor about this and he said every child is different and he have to understand that for the first 3 years of his life he pooped in his nappy and formed a habit. Now we all know how hard it is to break a habit that we find convenient. So it just takes a little while to break that habit and forma new one (pooping in the big toilet). My son will now do both on the big toilet but we now have the problem of him wetting him self while in the midst of play. He just gets distracted because he has soo much going on around him he forgets he needs to go until waaayy too late. but we're working on that.
Just give him time and plenty and I mean plenty of encouragement. We used to make the biggest deal out of the tinniest sign of being toilet trained and every time he used the toilet he would look for that encouragement and it made him feel special and a big boy. Good luck.

Jessica - posted on 03/25/2010

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aww I know exactily how u feel. i started potty training melanie at 2 1/2. peeing wasn't a prblem after about a month but she wouldn't poo! I had to stop nap time cuz she would poo and play! yuk!! that happened about 3 or 4 times but after constent persistance and some old fashion butt wooping ( nothing but my hand and she is very sensitve so it was two patts realy) she got the hang of it the biggest thing is to set them on the potty and confurm to them that that is where they go poo at. stickers and praise helped in my case but u have to find ur own system. what works for u good luck!!

Samantha - posted on 03/25/2010

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Just give it time, my son took the longest time to poop in the potty, and then one day he said he had to go, sat him on and he went. They all do things in strides, we thought they would never walk (now they run) we thought they would never eat solid food (now they don't stay out of the fridge). I hope that I helped. Good luck

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