Poopy pants.... but otherwise trained!!

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Registered: 05-04-2003
Poopy pants.... but otherwise trained!!
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Sat, 07-18-2009 - 8:52pm

We trained Deklan in a day. We started underwear and pottying in the potty on Thursday. By the end of the day he had it down and hasn't had a single accident in 3 days, is excited to go and tells me when he has to. We knew he had to be ready - he's already 3.5.


However, he seems to not feel the cues to poop and so each day he has pooped in his underwear.


We've not reacted at all, I know accidents happen. We've just cleaned him up and moved on.


What can I do to help him with this?!?!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 12:13am

Hello Jennie.


first,how solid is his poop?


Has he had any constipation problems in the past?


and have you talked to his doctor about this problem?


When you say he is so interested and is quite happy to use the potty,it sounds more medical than being stubborn,please have him checked first.


if the doctor finds nothing wrong,the by all means,please let me know and I will give some solutions I have used before.


Many Blessings and best wishes to you both.


mac

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Registered: 05-04-2003
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 12:25am

Dek has never had any problems going #2. Today he got out of the tub and almost got onto the potty to do his business - so I think he's getting the hang of it.


He doesn't deal with constipation and his poo is normal, not hard, but solid-formed like it should be.


I don't think he was being stubborn or anything, it was more of - when we trained him on Thursday we had him sitting on the potty and we would "wait" and "listen" for the peepee and sometimes he would go and sometimes not but by the 15th or so time on the potty it sort of clicked the feeling, then the pottying. So I am thinking that the sensation of needing to go #2 he's slower to recognize b/c he's not going as much. Only once a day you know? So he's only had to date with potty training 4 opportunities to feel the sensation and put it together with getting to the potty and going on there.


If I went into the doc that we have (who hasn't seen Deklan in about 3 years b/c he's so stinkin' healthy) and told him that by day 4 of potty training Deklan wasn't going #2 in the potty yet, I'd get laughed at.




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Edited 7/20/2009 12:28 am ET by jenniemadsen

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 12:50am

Thank you Jennie for the quick response.


Ok.with this short a time,yes,you are probably right,it is just the timing,and as he is getting better now,no problem.


Give him another week,if he does not improve in that time,there are a couple of things we can do to help him figure it out,but it does not sound like they will be necessary.


I will be around if you need me.


Many Blessings.


mac

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Registered: 05-04-2003
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 10:43am

Thanks to you as well. I will let you know how it goes through this week!


I just can't believe he's not had a single accident since that first morning when we started - and even then I think he was simply tired and ready for his nap.


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