View Full Version : Son won't poop on potty
06-25-2009, 12:16 PM
My 3 year old son refused to poop on the toilet. When I was potty training him around the age age of two when we were living in San Diego, I would leave him butt naked in the house and he would go to the potty to do both pee and poop w/o no pblm. I stopped potty training for a while and now he wears undearwear and pees fine in the toilet but won't poop and this back him up. I give him Miralax on a daily basis. He may smear his undearwear and if I put a pull-up on him for times we go out, he will poop then. This is when he would poop, when he has a pull up on so sometimes I put a pull up on him when he is backed up so he can release it. However, I don't want him to get accustomed to that b/c he needs to get off them. I don't keep him on pull ups b/c he do do both on them and won't use the potty. Sometimes he will pee in the toilet with a pull up on but mainly prefers to do his thing on the pull up. I know this is normal for many kids, not doing #2 in the toilet but can someone please help b/c I don't want him to be in pain due to this and would like for him to be potty trained completely before school.
08-14-2009, 07:13 PM
I'm not sure if it will work for your son but my aunt had the same problem with my cousin. He would hold in his poop all day at daycare then come home, put a pull up on and poop. One day she simply showed him the stack of pull ups and told him that once they were gone, they were gone. Every day she would show him how the stack got smaller and smaller and when it came to the last one he just started using the potty. It seemed really simple to me and we all know that parenting isn't simple but maybe it will work.
08-14-2009, 09:38 PM
My kids have been the other way around, always pooping in the potty and struggling with peeing, but I think the suggestion someone gave me could work for you too.
At first you allow them to poop in the pull-up but make them stay in the bathroom while they are pooping. After they get more comfortable with being in the bathroom while pooping you make them sit on the potty still with the pull-up on. After they get used to having to be on the potty you try taking the pull-up when they are in the process because it is harder for them to stop once they get going. And then hopefully they will be okay with just going in the potty
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