Pooping Problems

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Registered: 08-14-2005
Pooping Problems
Sun, 03-07-2010 - 11:31pm

Hi Girls -

I don't know what to do! My DD is nearly 3 and we have been potty training for only 3 weeks, but she is doing great at pee pee. She has had only minor problems with pee pee, but poop is not good. We stopped doing pull ups because she didn't see the difference with a diaper. So we went to panties 2 weeks ago. In those 2 weeks, we have only had success with poop on the toilet twice. Once was last week and once yesterday. Last week, she told my mom she had to go and then went. Then she went in her panties the rest of the week. Last night I asked her to try and push, like every evening. She said she didn't have to. I had her sit there and try, and she pooped on the toilet. Tonight she went pee pee and I again asked her to try to push. It was last, been a normal pooping time lately and she said she can't. I had her sit there for a bit and then we got up. I had her take her panties off since it was almost time to get ready for bed. Not 5 minutes later, she pooped on the floor!!! She does not have constipation issues. I am not sure she can feel when she has to poop. I keep asking her and she says poop goes in the toilet. Or she says I pooped on the floor, that's not good. But she looked so surprised when she did it. What do I do? I am about to give up and go back to diapers. Cleaning panties everyday and now the carpets, I am at my wits end. I am a single mother and

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Registered: 07-05-2005
In reply to: jennyz74
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 12:02pm

Hi Jenny,

HUGS to you!

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