potty training

Carrie - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




ok, so I think I asked this one before and accidentally deleted it without reading the answer..... so here it is. My son is 3 1/2 and after 8 months of training - he will still NOT go poop in the toilet! He was pee trained in 1 week (day and night), but this pooping thing is really getting old! He poops just a little bit in his pants and then you bring him to the toilet and he says he is done, so he does this 6+ times a day because he never completely goes. PLEASE help me - I am going crazy with not knowing what to do :-(

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Chezzfaye121 - posted on 04/08/2013




the stickers for a reward has just convinced my youngest to go to the toilet, hes 3 in 3 weeks and for the last week we have had him going to the toilet and no accidents.

good luck

Michelle - posted on 09/22/2009




you will need to word this different as not to scare him but tell him the toilet is hungry for poop. you could also make a big deal about waving good bye to his/your poop (if he is in the room) before you flush it away. I think there is also a book called "everyone poops" hope some of this helps, my son just started pooping on the toilet, before that he would only poop in his bath. I just keep letting him know where the poop was to go.

Kelly - posted on 09/22/2009




i have a 3 1/2 year old girl who also wont do a poo on toilet and he starts nursery this week. she will either poo in her pants or ask me to put a nappy on her. she started using the toilet last december but still struggling with this one too.

Lynn - posted on 09/22/2009




so i cant offer advice. My daughter is only 21 months so just starting training for us. Maybe try to offer a reward if he goes? If he goes so many times you will take him to the store to pick out a toy. Or offer stickers for every time he goes. Make a chart and when he does a whole week ( or a day to start with) then give him a treat or something. I know it has worked for some. good luck

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