what is the easiest way to get my daughter to poop on the potty?

Jessica - posted on 06/13/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




my daughter likes to wear her big girl panties and she knows she is not supposed to poop or pee in them. she goes pee on the potty just fine and lets me know when she has to, but when it comes to the other she holds it in and fights me to not put her on the potty. so i would like to know some methods to try.


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Danielle - posted on 06/14/2010




I've heard of people having a stash of special potty toys like a magna-doodle or other things that are good for laps. Keep them in a spot right next to the potty and ONLY take them out for playing with while she sits on the potty. Also, if you know of any foods that produce a bowl movement (raisins make my daughter go!) then give her that and watch her for signs. As soon as you see her signs that she has to go (my daughter freezes and makes a weird face, then she tries to run into a another room for "privacy") then run her to the potty. Maybe if you catch her in the act and have her at least finish in the potty a few times, she'll get the hang of it. Hang in there!

Sue - posted on 06/13/2010




you can always have her sit on the toilet and give her a book to read or something to mess with that interests her. sometimes if you can catch their attention with something fun to mess with they will be more inclined to do what you are asking plus it gives them a little time to actually do the deed!

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