poopy everywhere!

Patricia - posted on 11/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 22 months and takes off his diaper after he does poopy and plays in it! so im constantly washing sheets and bathing him! at first i thought maybe hes just ready to be potty trained but he hasnt taken to it very well,especially since potty training is more effective when you can communicate better wit the child...ive tried explaining to him that is not ok and yucky but he still does it...any ideas moms!?

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Krista - posted on 11/14/2010

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Is it at night that he does this? Some mothers cut the feet off of their kids' pyjamas and then put the pyjamas on backwards so that the child can't reach the zipper/snaps. If he still fits in onesies, you can also maybe have him wear a onesie under his jammies, which might slow him down enough for you to catch him at it.

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Shéyna - posted on 11/15/2010

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My daughter also did this and she is about the same age a s your son. I dressed her in things that a re a little harder for her to get off and told her that even if she didn't want to make poo poo on the potty that is where it needs to go. I had to keep on her and try to watch for when it was that time but it paid off. Now she tells me potty mommy and she helps me clean her diaper out in the potty. it seems like a lot of work but its better that cleaning up after her. Oh and Hydrogen Peroxide gets the smell and mess out of the carpet with out messing it up..... I had to do that several times :-) Good Luck

Karen - posted on 11/14/2010

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LOL, this is very common. He doesn't like being dirty. Try catching him 'the moment' he's dirty. He's not playing in it the way you think he is, he's just trying to clean up, and wipe his hands clean. My son did this too, and so did my nieces. I think he is ready to potty train, It just takes a little more effort on your part- mainly you being consistent when potty training. My son only had a 10 word vocab at 2 yrs, and he potty-trained fine. Hope this helps, BTW, find incentives for your son to go on the potty - stamps, treats, whatever works!

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