Pooping in the Potty....

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Registered: 05-12-2005
Pooping in the Potty....
Tue, 09-01-2009 - 11:20am

Logan is turning 3 on September 6th... He's been doing really good - rarely has accidents. However, he won't poop in the potty. I have him trained to ask for a pull up - so now he doesn't poop in his underwear anymore... but he states that he's afraid to go poop in the potty. One time when I asked him why he said because of the bear. I tried to tell him that bears do not eat poop (lol) and he's watched DH and I both poop so we can demonstrate that bears do not come... and nothing bad happens. He cheers us on and tells us we did a good job (lol) but is still terrified to poop himself... Last night we were able to get him to sit on the potty for quite some time.. but I think he withheld it... and still hasn't pooped (i'm sure he will today after asking for a pull up)

Any suggestions on how to calm his fears?


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