potty training blues

Shamica - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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First thing thanks for the advice on potty training... However my issue now is getting her to go poopy in the potty. She is doing great otherwise and I am praising her. Now it has gottin to the point where she is being teased at daycare and the other day in the grocery store with my mom a couple of girls were talking to her and then they called her smelly and laughed and made it a big deal which she cried and didnt want to socialize after that. My thing is what do I do...The daycare is making it an issue too by putting her back in pull ups. I tried talking to her and doing the training over but with pooping its so different......

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Camie - posted on 04/16/2010

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My daughter is two and just a couple months ago we finally mastered potty training. Like with your daughter, mine had no problem peeing in the potty but with pooping, it was a whole other issue. What finally worked for her is I took her to the store to pick out her very favorite panties which were Dora the Explorer. She Loves Dora. I told her that Dora wouldn't want to be her friend if she pooped on her so she better poop in the potty. She pooped on Dora and I pretended to throw the Dora panties away in the trash. She was so sad and she promised she would never poop on Dora again because she loved her and didn't wat me to throw her in the garbage! Of course she has accidents every once in a while, but this was the trick for her. No one wants to poop on their friends and see them get thrown in the trash! :)

Louise - posted on 04/16/2010

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As a play group special needs advisor I would strongly suggest having a word with your daycare manager. Putting a child back into pull up pants is not acceptable. They should have somebody qualified to deal with this and guide you through these difficult times rathr than laugh at you. All I can tell you is a child at the age of two can control there bowel and knows when they are going to poo. If you have managed to get her to pee on the pot then you have done well. Some children find it hard to poo on the potty as they seem to think it's theres and don't want to give it away. I know this sounds bazar but it is true. The only tip I can give you is to buy a toilet seat to fit on your toilet and step and make a big thing about going to the toilet like a big girl. I have never bothered with a potty and I have always gone straight for the toilet seats and not had a problem. Keep your daughter in ordinary pants and if she has an accident at home do not rush to clean her up. Children do not like the feeling of being dirty and she will soon realise that going to the toilet is the better option. Don't fret she will get it in the end. Your doing a good job!

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