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Old 10-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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Any luck w/ underwear?

I'm having trouble getting my son to poo in the potty even though he's doing really well with peeing in the potty. I see that a lot of others on here are having the same issue. We used cloth diapers exclusively until we started potty training and then switched to pull ups. He is excited about big boy underwear but I was hesitant because of the mess.

Has anyone had any success with using underwear as an incentive to get their son (or daughter - I just think boys are more stubborn) to poo in the potty?

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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yup. let him pick them out himself. i made my kids and let them pick the prints, princess/tink for one; trains for another. they would NOT pee or poop in those. the ones i just made out of extra fabric...yeah not such good luck there lol
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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I had the best luck having my boys go without any pants or undies. They didn't want to poo on the floor and I knew they were ready. Once we got te first poo in the toilet we were set
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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It makes a bigger mess in their underwear. Honestly I think the just do it when they are ready. DD was pee trained for 3 months before she got the hang of poop, but one day she just started pooping in the potty and never looked back. Same thing with nights. We used nighttime pullups. All the sudden she hasn't wet at night for 2 weeks, so we ditched them this week.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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We always go straight to underwear and my older two have PTed very easily (though we did waited until 2y10m to start).
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