Won't poop in the potty?

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Registered: 02-20-2009
Won't poop in the potty?
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 1:39pm

Last time I posted here I was very frustrated b/c my son who was doing a great job going pee in the potty wouldn't poop in the potty....only in his pants or on the floor.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 06-24-2009 - 2:25pm

Congratulations,it is always great to hear success stories.

thank you for telling us of yours.

Many Blessings.


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Registered: 02-18-2009
Wed, 06-24-2009 - 4:22pm

I'm so glad to know that Anna is not the only one! We actually thought she might potty-train a few months ago because she was really showing interest, etc... But then at some point she started being really scared about the pee or poop in the potty. So I didn't try to encourage it anymore. Then a few days ago, she started asking to go without a diaper, but I told her she could ONLY after she had gone pee in the potty. Well, she's doing pretty well with the pee because she REALLY likes to go without a diaper (she'll pee a little, stop the flow, and run to the potty to finish). HOWEVER, she will not poop at all in the potty. Maybe I will have to find a different kind of reward such as what you suggested to motivate her past the fear (if that is really the issue still). I wasn't in a big rush to potty train her. In fact, I was hoping she'd be a little older and better with the physical aspect such as pulling down pants, washing hands, etc.., but if she's going to start it, I suppose I shouldn't discourage her. Thanks for posting...

Shyla - Mom to Anna Elise, born 9/12/07