Almost 3 year old won't poop on potty...

Amanda - posted on 05/23/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been potty training my daughter for what seems like forever now, and she has the pee pretty much down, she goes when she needs to, then she gets a sticker on her chart. When it comes to poop though, she will not do it on the toilet, she is making crazy i have tried everything candy, lollipops, popsicles, stickers, as for punishements i have whooped, sent to room, sent to bed, sent to corner, sent to time out, ive made her clean it up, and i have even had no response to it, just quietly change her and get her a new pull up. I will have her sit on the toilet for 30 minutes knowing she has to poop, and then 5 minutes after i let her off, she poops in her pull up. She will be 3 in september. I am to the point now, like today,i talked to her bout it, i whooped her, sent her to her room, and made her stay there without lunch and take a nap even though it was an hour before her original nap time. then went in my room and just cried cause I am out of options and out of patience and understanding. Please help, any suggestions would be great.

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Amanda - posted on 05/24/2011

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today i put her in underwear first thing in the morning, and she had no accisents, she would have a poop accident but i saw herpushing it out and i put her on the toilet, she threw a fit and said she didnt want to do it but it just came out, and when it did she screamed bloody murder, i still did the YAY and GOOD JOB ad clapping and i explained to her that it is ok to poop in the potty, but i have done that with her many times, and it hasnt seemed to help the "anxiety" any. I am hoping by having her wear only underwear from now on, it will be sort of like a cnfidence boost, and make her WANT to poop in the potty. thankyou for your advice and i wish you luck with your son as well.

Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2011

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I have the same problem with my almost 4 yr old son. He's pee-pee trained but will not poop on the potty. He either asks for a diaper or a pull up or he holds it until he's in pain and constipated.
It's not something I think punishments are appropriate for, I have never punished him for it. I think doing that might actually work in the opposite way... it's giving attention even if it's not good attention. I sit down with my boy after I clean his butt and tell him how happy we'll be when he poops in the potty and we'll take him and get him whatever car he wants. We're making progress, I think. He wants to put the poop from the diaper in his potty seat and then help me put it in the toilet and flush it. He's started using the actual toilet to pee and asked me if he poops on the big potty will it go down the drain with the pee-pee. I am really hoping that is a start for him. Maybe trying something like that would help with your little one, too. Good luck!

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