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|Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:31pm|
My ds is 2.5 and we started PT a little over a week ago. He's actually done pretty well and has the pee part of it pretty much figured out. Unfortunately, we are having problems w/the poop aspect of it all! He has only pooped on the potty (little potty) once. It was on day 2...since then, nothing...he's either not gone, or pooped in his pants. He knows he is to poop on the potty but says he is scared. (he's not pooped on the reg. toilet so it's not like he's been splashed or anything) Any ideas on how I can help him to overcome this fear? He is normally a once a day pooper but since PT'ing, this hasn't been the case. Sometimes he won't poop at all, once or even twice a day. I know this can lead to other problems so I'd like to nip it now, if possible.
Also, since he sits, he does have a problem w/the big toilet. He can't really balance himself yet and quite frankly seems a bit scared by it all. At home, we can put the ring/seat from the little potty on there and he's fine. However, what about when we're out and about? I'd like not to have to haul it around! I've had him stand to pee which we both are working on (aiming!) but we've got to deal w/the poop issue when he finally gets that. He really needs the shield too at this point cuz it's too much for him to sit/pee/get his penis pointed down, hold himself up etc. Ideas?!
When we're at home he does quite well. Actually, he hasn't had a pee accident in over a week and seems to be *night-training* at the same time. (used to wake up wet but since starting this, he know wakes up dry) Today was our first day *out* and back to our normal routine (last wk. was spring break). He had one pee accident & one poop. (poop i wasn't too surprised w/but the pee I was since he's done so well. I blew it off though since we were in a diff. environment, etc.) TIA for any insight! Shelby & Gage (just 2.5) I sure hope i can find my way back tomorrow w/all the changes!
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