M.C. asks from Irving, TX on March 31, 2009
Potty Training - Irving, TX
My 2 1/2 year old daughter WILL NOT poop in the potty, she has been training for about a month ½ she will pee in the potty. Does ANYBODY have any suggestions?
J.B. answers from Tyler on April 01, 2009
My daughter tried every trick in the book to get her little girl to poop in the potty. Finally my daughter decided she was just immature and needed to grow up a little. They talked about it, but never punished her or shamed her. Finally one day, my granddaughter started going to the potty to poop. Walah!
C.H. answers from Dallas on April 01, 2009
I started potty training my daughter(26months). I did it for 2 wks and she showed no interest what so ever, so I took a break for two wks and put her back in diapers. We started up again this past Monday. I finally had success yesterday. I found out by listening to everyone else's advice that her running bottomless or with real panties on seemed to have helped. She is physically ready to be potty trained. She is just not mentally ready. She can hold it all day and night if she wanted to, she has shown that. Yesterday, she was wearing panties and she was standing still. I asked her what she was doing and she told me no pee pee. I scooped her up and ran to the potty. She finished peeing and she pooped. So my point is, it takes consistancy and a lot of patience. You need to make sure that she is both physically and mentally ready. Instead of using pullups, use real panties or let her go bottomless.
PS..I have a chart on the wall at her level. She gets to put a sticker up for each time she poops or pees. When she fills the week, she gets to pick out of the treasure box. The box consist of cheap little toys either from restaurants or the dollar store. It seems to be working.
V.T. answers from Dallas on April 01, 2009
i am learning you need time and patience when it comes to potty training! you could have a bigger reward for going poop. we use the fun size snickers. when i go to the bathroom I show my daughter and make a big deal out of it and then I get one of the snickers as a treat. helps build excitement without pressure.
I also let her sit on the potty in front of the tv when i know she needs to poop.
E.C. answers from Dallas on April 01, 2009
Going poop in the potty is sometimes hard for many reasons. I am not sure what tactics you are using right now; however, I would just put her in underwear all day except for night. Just continue to take her to the potty often. Try taking her to the potty 30 minutes after eating a meal or if you know when she normally poops make sure she sits on the potty around that time. Good luck!!
L.L. answers from Dallas on April 01, 2009
Give her time. You don't want to push it with the pooping as this can cause serious health problems especially when they try and hold it in (impaction which in some can require hospitalization -- seriously). She's still really young and it's great that she's peeing in the potty so continue to reward her. Eventually, she'll want to poop in the potty.
A.E. answers from Dallas on April 01, 2009
I am just finishing with the same problem. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure. My daughter wouldn't go and I feel like I tried every possible thing (bribing with candy, letting her watch a DVD while on the potty, sitting with her, giving her privacy, not letting her have a diaper). The only thing that worked was backing off and letting her go in her own time. Good luck.
T. answers from Dallas on April 02, 2009
It definitely takes more time to get this down than just peeing in the potty. At first it worked well if she got a treat when she went, but that excitement wore off too soon. She also went through a period of time where she seemed almost scared or at least uncertain about what it was. I would stay in the bathroom with her and encourage her to "push", and then give tons of praise when she pooped. She's now at a point where she will go, but only if she has privacy, and again, lots of praise at the end. Good luck with your little one, it will seem like it takes forever but the time will come when she is ready!