Ok my son is 3yrs. He will go pee on the toliet and hardly ever has a wet acciedent. He also is completly trained at night. My problem is that he will wait till he goes poop in his underwear and then tell me, sometimes he doesnt tell me. The other problem I have is hes not really regular on his BM. Does anyone have any sugestions? I tryed a sticker chart but thats not really helping cause he just wont go poop. I though of maybe doing a reward bucket and when he goes poop on the potty he gets a toy. Please help!!!!:banghead:
02-21-2008, 05:46 AM
02-21-2008, 07:02 AM
I'd say watch him like a hawk the next few days and when you see he's going run him over to the potty.
02-21-2008, 07:19 AM
Am currently in the process of training my 2yold and encountered the same problem. I never knew when or if he's going to poop that day. What seems to be working for us is bribery. He got ice cream if he pooped in the potty. Now he's pooping in the potty everytime unless it's a just woke up BM, then I'm plumb out of luck and in his undies he goes because am still sleeping at that time. HTH
02-21-2008, 07:22 AM
When my son was having trouble pooping on the potty we chatted with the urologist about it and she said that we should create a regular voiding schedule. Give him opportunities to poop throughout the day. That way he is not trying to run to the potty when he has to go. We don't make him sit there until he goes or anything, just encourage him to sit and try. We rewarded him for just sitting for the first few times. I would avoid using toys or something like that for rewards because it can get expensive. Maybe just a treat that he gets to have, like chewing sugarless gum or something or picking his favorite book for you to read to him. Once he is in the habit of sitting regularly then his body will start to realize that is the time to go. If he starts to REALLY fight about sitting, then you know it is probably a power issue. I'd say just keep really positive about it. That is what eventually worked for us.
02-21-2008, 07:52 AM
My niece at 2.5 was scared to poop in the toilet. We bribed her with fruit snacks and then gave her ALOT of juice to drink so her poop would be really soft and easy to push out. After she pooped a few times, she was much happier going in the potty than in her pants.