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Old 08-30-2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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So frustrated and out of ideas with POOP!

So my DD is almost 2.5 and has been daytime PLed for about 3-4 months. She wears a pull-up for nap and nights. We started putting her on the potty to poop maybe in January or February which worked very well so she has been pooping in the toilet with very few misses since then. She will let you know she has to go and was telling us long before we introduced the idea of peeing. It was more that she wanted to do what big brother was doing and kept asking to go to the bathroom so I would not say I was actually trying to train her. It just sort of happened, no pressure and I went with it following her lead. Since she switch to undies during the day we also have few peeing accidents. Maybe a couple times a week at most.

So over the last month we have started having issues with her pooping in her pull-up in the morning and I am so frustrated with it. The major reason is that it irritates her and then she fights you to clean her. I did take her to the Ped. to be checked for a UTI and he said she was fine. I think it just stings and since she's laying down it gets everywhere up the front and back. I have tried getting her up right before she wakes up and she will fight me to sit on the toilet, say, "no poops" and then end up pooping in the bed 20 minutes later. One morning they got up earlier and I changed her into undies, left the door open and told her to come get me if she had to go and she just went in her undies anyway within 10 minutes and never said anything. She had never gone in her underwear before. This morning ended up in poop everywhere again. A few times she has let me know by calling to me and I get there in time. I'm just stumped though and out of ideas. I'm 9 months pregnant and was expecting some regression but the baby isn't even here yet so nothing has really changed. We don't make a big deal out of accidents and give lots of praise when she wakes me up to go. What can I do now?

I will say that she has been in cloth with few exceptions since 2 days old and we have been doing disposable pull-ups at night for a couple weeks to have them on hand for the babysitter and for ease of laundry until I have a full-load of diapers again. This started before the switch but it was only a few times. Now it's been 4-5 mornings out of the last 2 weeks plus the one time even in underwear. Could it be the switch? I don't want to make it a big deal but we can't have the fighting and screaming every morning at 6am either. She's in a very independent stage right now and wants to do everything herself. It's like she hates being in the poop but then has a fit if you try to clean her because she doesn't want to be wiped.
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