Won't poop in toilet!

User - posted on 01/27/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son will be 3 next month and has been pee pee trained for about 4 months. He won't poop in the toilet and doesn't care if he has poop in his pull up for 30 minutes.

I just made a sticker chart yesterday and even have m&m's ready for the poop party! I told him about the "plan" but now what?? I am going to keep asking him if he has to go and just wait to hear the YES?!? Any other suggestions?

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Belinda - posted on 01/27/2012

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Could you find a book or video for kids specifically about pooping in the toilet? Does he have a friend or close relative who you could use as an example to encourage him to sit on the toilet? Would your husband be willing to talk about it with your son and show him how it is done (this can be tricky - sometimes spouses are not willing to do this :).



Good Luck!

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User - posted on 01/28/2012

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Your responses are awesome!! I am glad that i am not the only ones struggling!! I have tried books but not movies, will look for some. My husband is great with the potty training thing but hasn't had him in the bathroom for #2. I know when he needs to go becuase he will hide behind the couch or under the table , butif i ask him he will say NO! I wont take im if he is going to scream and cry. He hasn't been interested in the sticker chart, even though I have told him we cAn buy more cars at target!! The m&m's have his attention but we haven't had success yet. I think I will have him watch somone use the bathroom so that he knows it's normal and okay. Geez, this is the hardest time I have had with any of my kids.

Tammy - posted on 01/28/2012

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OMG! I am right there with you, sister! My three and a half year old son does the SAME thing. It is really staring to frustrate me. But tonight my boys and I were playing in their room and watching a movie, when my big boy opened the closet door and tried to hide inside (a big hint that he needs to poop is when he disappears or hides under the table), I caught him and asked him if he needed to poop and he said "yeah, Mom I need to Poop" then he ran into the bath room and did his business! I was so proud of him! Ususally there is screaming and crying as I drag him to the bathroom and sit him on the potty. It is a battle of wills, and as soon as I give in and take him off the potty, he will go and find a quiet place to mess his pants, then calmly walk over to me and tell me "Mom, I pooped. Wipe my butt"!!

Kelina - posted on 01/27/2012

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have you showed him when you poop int he toilet? or bribing him with something he doesn't normally get? to get my son to do it initially took a lot of cheering, making him stay on the potty when I knew he had to go, and he got a whole kinder surprise egg when he was done. lol he's never had so much chocolate in his life. It also helped to make it tangible for him-stand there in front of the potty and say if you go poo you get this egg! it still took him time, and we still usually have to make him try but he's getting better at going poo when he needs to as opposed to us makng him try when WE know he needs to.

Whitney - posted on 01/27/2012

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I don't have any suggestions. My oldest who is now 9 did not poop in the potty until he was almost 4. He was pee potty trained by age 3. I think for him it was just a control thing. It was one thing I couldn't make him do. He would wait until I put a pull up on at night and poop in it. Hang in there. I just had to realize he would do it when he got ready. I tried everything to get him to go sooner. Let me know if you come up with a magic trick. I have 1 year old twin boys and I"m not looking forward to potty training them!! My daughter was so easy. Alot of people I know say boys are harder.

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