DESPRITLY NEED OF HELP!!!! PLEASE READ!!

Amanda - posted on 07/17/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Okay, so here it goes! Well last week I walked in my 2 year old daughters room to see only CRAP (POOP) ALL OVER THE WALLs, SHELVES,SMEARED IN TO THE FLOOR,CHANGING TABLE, and Dressers!! I WAS MADD!! I immediately go and start cleanning it up telling my DD eww gross Riley Michelle how could you do this etc... Well this morning she DID IT AGAIn Only this time saying " MOMMY PRETTY"!!!!! OMG OMG OMG NOT AGAIN!!!!! I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET HER OUT OF DOING THIS!!! IT IS GETTING OLD!! I`m AM trying to potty train and is Somewhat starting to give up my DD WILL go when she needs to pee-pee with out even being told! But when it comes to pooping its like she just LOVES seeing my reaction if you know what I mean!!
PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING!!!!

THANKS
GOING GRAY ALREADY MOMMY!!!

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My friends daughter did the same when her sister was born it was a attention thing i think from her reaction to you seeing it that your situation is the same it seems that its attention she wants well at least thats what my friends daughter wanted she has since grown out of it good luck

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I'd not react immediately, but clean up and make her help! She's old enough to understand that she made a mess, which has to be cleaned up, and can hold paper towels or the trash can for you. Later, I'd pull her aside and talk to her about why that behavior is unacceptable, using whatever phrasing works for you, and that her poop belongs in the potty and not on the walls! Good luck!

User - posted on 07/19/2009

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I baby sat a 3 year old once that did that. He grew out of it. Stay strong...I know it's gross. It really isn't that uncommon.

Patricia - posted on 07/18/2009

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Try not reacting, as hard as this is. Just in a calm matter say no to her and tell her she made mommy very sad.

Lyndsay - posted on 07/18/2009

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My mom had this problem with my twin sisters when they were babies, except there were 2 of them smearing shit all over the walls. She told me that she taped their diapers on before bed. Now my son doesn't smear poop everywhere, but he will take his diaper off in the night and pee all over his bed. I've been taping his diapers on before bed for several nights now and it is fantastic! I just wrap the tape all the way around him a couple times where the diaper does up, then in the morning I just unravel him and we go on like usual.

Bojana - posted on 07/18/2009

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My son is almost 4... here's what I learned... ANY behavior that you don't like should NEVER get a reaction out of you, otherwise be prepared to deal with it for a LONG time!!! As difficult as it is, you have to bottle it up inside, clean up without saying a word, and change the subject as quickly as possible. She may repeat it once or twice, but when she sees you CONSISTENTLY don't react she'll get bored and give it up. Take a deep breath. I feel your pain, btw... making the mistake myself is how I learned the hard way. My son still won't say hi or bye to my mother because I made an issue of it a few years ago! (Just one of my many boo-boos.)



Back to your girl... she seems to like doing things with her hands... I suggest setting up some supervised craft time on a messy mat (Buy Buy Baby) and letting her get it out of her system with non-toxic (Tempera) finger paint. Explain that she is only allowed to paint on the paper and it's inappropriate to paint all over furniture and walls. Also mention that if she doesn't follow the rules she will lose her painting privilege for that day. Following through with your word is key. Economically, I would buy the large bottles of Crayola Tempera in Red, Yellow, and Blue and let her mix them to get the other colors :) Hope this helps! Good Luck!!

Amanda - posted on 07/17/2009

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I do watch her and I even ask her all the time but she will say NO POOP and then next thing I know she is poopin in the floor!

Lauren - posted on 07/17/2009

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seemed to me that she loves to see things on the walls, try finger painting. i know that you want to let your daughter to go on her own, but have to watch her every 5 minutes

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