Another poopy problem
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|Tue, 10-06-2009 - 3:27am|
My 3 year old is practically potty trained. She stays dry all day and all night. I can count her pee accidents for the last month on one hand. Life is good...almost.
Her problem is she won't poop in the potty. She actually was in panties exclusively for about 3 weeks with no problems and then she started pooping in them. If I ask her about it, she tells me she's scared (okay I get that) and that she doesn't want to make me sad.
After about a week of her pooping in her panties, I made the difficult decision of putting her back in pull ups. Although she knows when she's going (I have witnessed her recognizing the signs) to go, she will go off and hide. If she'd ask for the pull up or diaper that would be easier.
I try to sit her on the potty when I can tell she has to go, but that is fruitless. She actually holds the poop in and is making herself constipated. It is really frustrating because when she does go it is hard and very large. I feel for her because I know it isn't pleasant.
So I'm wondering if anyone has any advice. I am at my wit's end and don't know what to do. I have tried everything that I know to do and it's not working. TIA for any help!