How did any of you with girls get your daughter to put her poop in the potty and not in her pants?!


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Lorie - posted on 03/26/2009




Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. She has no problem peeing in the potty,it's just #2 she won't do. Yesterday, I smelled poop and I couldn't figure out where it was coming from so I asked my daughter where that smell was coming from and she said "in the bath." So I looked and sure enough she had climbed in the bathtub when I wasn't looking and pooped in there!!! Why she is okay with depositing it in the tub and not the potty, I do not know. I've even tried telling her that if she poops in the potty we'll go get a new Barbie. Nothing seems to work!

Sara - posted on 03/26/2009




My daughter was 2 going on 3 in a few months and I had the hardest time potty training her.  She would cry to sit on the potty so we just stopped and tryed again every couple of weeks.  I tried candy, dancing lol anything but nothing worked.  I finally went out and bought a huge neon poster board and then went to walmart to the craft section and bought like scrapbooking stickers and normal little stickers.  Every time she went pee she got the regular sticker and the "special" scrapbooking stickers were for poop.  If she had an accident in her pants then I would take a special sticker off the board.  Seemed to work for me it took me 3 weeks and she was fully potty trained.  Good luck! 

Melanie - posted on 03/26/2009




If she is peeing on potty thats great but poos are harder My little girl always told me it scared her. (have no idea why even to this day) It sound yuk but i used to tell her that the potty likes your poo but if she would poo in her pants I would just say to her owell I hope next time and then she just started but it did take a while longer i can tell you that.. Goodluck

Krystal - posted on 03/25/2009




my daughter is going through potty training and is really good at it but sometimes she still goes and hides to poops. i try to watch out for it and when i see her going in her own little world to go poop i take her and run to the bathroom and sit her down and even if she just gets a little bit in the potty i make a huge deal about it and tell her great job and we will try to make it faster next time. she gets stickers. and gets to do dance class when shes completely potty trained and she knows it and shes so excited for dance classes

Gabrielle - posted on 03/24/2009




My daughter was peeing but having poop accidents and holding at school. So, one Saturday when she hadn't pooped in two days, I took her tempurature rectally (it helps stimulate pooping), put her little potty in front of the TV and asked her to just sit there. (We had been having trouble getting her to sit on the potty long enough to try pooping.) In a while, she was clearly pooping. I made a huge fuss over her about it, encouraged her, etc. I let her see the poop afterward and let her flush it away. She got a stickers and some Oreos. We both just kept fussing over her.

The next day, she disappeared for a minute. When I found her, she was pooping on the potty. Again, sitckers, Oreos, fussing. Eventually, we got it down to just a sticker, and I don't think she has had a poop accident again.

Michelle - posted on 03/24/2009




oh i dont think it is just a girl thing, my son is 4 and he still does it at times, rewarding and reminding her to use it, maybe find some interesting toys to put by the loo so that it is fun, i find with my son he is just to lazy to go all the way to the loo, when you ask him "why" he tells you, it is because i am lazy mom.

just keep reminder her and keep going with her to the loo, try make it fun!

hope it works out

User - posted on 03/22/2009




If she is peeing on the potty but not pooing on it then you could always try a reward system for when she does poo in it. You could use many things like stickers or candy or something like that.

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