We are pooping sort of on the potty, but no pee pee. Jaeden initiated the pooping should I just wait till he is interested in pee-pee?


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Jacquie - posted on 01/08/2009




Every child is different. I'm a firm believer in being consistent in all things.  I've never pushed my daughter to do anything. But, when I'm trying to teach her, I keep things simple yet direct. I would definately wait til he's ready. It worked with my Jadin.  It was the opposite for her but it really didn't take that long. If there are other boys or men in the house, let him see what they do in the bathroom and that might help also.

Allison - posted on 01/07/2009




Can't say I am a pro at the potty training business, but so far, my tricks have worked. Incentives - such as Pee Pee Candy or Poopie Candy for each successful trip to the bathroom. Keep the potty training consistant. Unfortunately, I am unable to stay at home with my two boys, but over the Winter break for my job, I was able to get my youngest one in order: * no flip flopping between underwear & training pants; * keep a consistant schedule for using the bathroom (every hour); * Make it FUN!!!! I sing made up PeePee songs & He receives pee-pee candy for making successful trips to the bathroom. If he is not comfortable sitting or standing, try sitting facing the BACK of the toilet... relaxes muscles easier. I have to put myself in my son's position and make it fun for him...... DRINK DRINK DRINK..... For the pooping.... schedule his poops for your convineince.... eat poopy food: bananas, oatmeal bars, high fiber cereal, juicy juice drinks... and exercise... it will work out the digestive system much more easier....


I am curious to see how these work for you. Let me know if you try them.

Kristin - posted on 01/07/2009




If I were you, I'd be thanking my lucky stars that he wants to poop in the toilet! My daughter pee trained early on but it took forever to get her to poop in the potty! I'd just wait it out and see what happens. I like the idea that Paulette gave about the cheerios (I have 2 girls- that's soooo not gonna work for me! lol!) and I think that if you take him with you (or Dad- especially to learn to stand up) when you go that it'll help him to understand the process better. My 17 month old already goes and sits on the potty. She's fully clothed but at least she's got the idea. I'm going to wait a couple of months and see if she's ready.

Paulette - posted on 01/07/2009




Hi Marlaine,  Your little guy is doing well already. My son gave me a real hard time with potty training. I think if he goes poo sometimes the body kicks in and he will go pee. But another thing you can try is putting Cheerios in the water for him to aim at. =0) I used videos at teachers too....Once Upon a Potty-for him and Potty Power. You can use a sticker chart with 2 different stickers (one for #1's and one for #2's). Each time he goes you put a stick under the correct movement name. That way he can see his own progress. If there is a dad or male role model you can possibly use as an example that would help is an example is set too. Our son we learned later is mildly autistic so it one of the reasons it has taken so long. But I hope I have given you some helpful ideas. Take care. =0)

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