I need some advice, my 3 yr old son will not go poop in the potty. He has been in underwear for a little over a year now. I can count the nuber of times he has pooped on the potty on both hands. Seems like i have tried everything. can anyone give me some advise?

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OMG! I'm having the exact same problem. My son is 3 and we've been dealing with this for 7-8 months. He learned how to pee in the potty very easily but pooping is a whole other ordeal. Everyone tells me just to be patient that it will happen when he is ready. In the 7-8 months we've been trying to get him to poop on the potty, he has only went 2x's.

My Pediatrician gave me some advice that partially worked so far. Just let the idea go for a couple weeks. Dont bring it up to him at all. Let him continue to pee in the potty like he has been and poop in his underwear. Then after the 2 weeks, tell him he can still poop in his undies but he has to go into the bathroom to do it. Do that for about a week, then when he has to go start sitting him on the potty (with his undies on) so he'll get use to the feeling of sitting on the potty. Then after a week or so of that, transition him to taking his undies down/off and sitting on the potty.

My son goes into the bathroom to poop now but still won't sit on the potty.

Dawn - posted on 03/06/2009

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My son is 2 1/2. I have a jelly bean dispencer for when he goes pee on the potty, and its working. When my son goes poo on the potty, I wrap up a present (a dollar store toy) and give it to him when he poops in the potty, also he is in to spiderman, I wrapped up a spiderman poster or anything that is spiderman  for a "poo present" He gets so excited, cause he knows what he gets for going pee and poo



I hope this works for you, let me know how its going...Good Luck!

Misty - posted on 03/06/2009

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I have no clue - my daughter is 2 1/2 and will not poop on potty either. Been searching for ideas.

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