How do I get my 3 year old to poo on the potty?

Jennifer - posted on 10/06/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter turned 3 in September and is only half potty trained. She can pee almost every time on the potty but refuses to poop. Any tips on how to get her to poo on the potty?


Tiffany - posted on 10/06/2011




Use what motivates her to get her to go in the toilet. My son is very candy motivated so we used that. Everytime he pooped in the toilet he would get to pick from the candy bucket (one small piece). So this helped a lot! If she is fearful try and figure out what makes her afraid and help her through it. Also some kids like privacy- believe it or not. So put her on the toilet about the same time she usually goes each day but stand just outside the door and let her know your there for her- but don't stare at her and say "are you done" every few seconds. Lastly try giving her a book to look at.

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