Almost 4 and refuses to poop on potty
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|Wed, 04-08-2009 - 5:02am|
I've been reading posts of very similar situations. My son is almost 4, he's got peeing in the potty down pat, but refuses (kicking and screaming) to poopy in the potty. For about 3 months now, he himself puts his own pull up when he needs to go poopy. When we hid the pullups, he would ask for it and will hold his poopy until he gets one. If we wait too long, he'd forget about his poopy and develops constipation. It's truly a vicious cycle.
We've tried taking him to the potty when he asks for the diaper, he kicks and screams. We've tried keeping the pullup on while in the bathroom, he still refuses. He's got a favorite spot in the family room where he runs and poops.
My problem is that he's already almost 4. I'm afraid he'll poopy in his pants until he's 40! haha... Anyway, we're just really frustrated about this.
What's interesting is that he's advanced in everything else. But when it comes to pooping in the potty, he's so behind. He cries while on the potty and then when asked, he say, that he's scared and that he doesn't want pooping in the potty.
What else can I try?? I just hate to force him more because it only leads to constipation and stress for him.