Going poop on the potty

Janet - posted on 07/11/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son has caught on to going pee on the potty, but I can't get him to go poop on the potty. If he's in a diaper, he will sit and go in the diaper. But as soon as I get him on the potty, he loses concentration.

When he was first going pee on the potty, I would sit him on the potty and tell him to say "come on pee pee." That's not working for poop. What can I do to get him to go poop on the potty??


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Hi Janet! I remember doing this too! How old is your son? My son is 4 and he just started going "poop" on the potty a few months ago. One day- he ran to the bathroom and went... I didn't tell him to go, he just went on his own. Every child is different and have patience with him. My son has been asking to go to school for over a year, and I kept telling him that he couldn't go to school if he poo-pooed in his pants.
Definitely patience is key. I wouldn't get "mad" when my son would go in his pants, but I would act "disappointed"- I'd say something like, "Aww 'buddy'! You can't go to school if you keep this up!"
One day- BOOM- he went on his own.

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