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potty training

  • can someone tell me why my 2 year old has the potty down after a month of training; however, refuses to poo in the toilet. any suggestions.:
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Tiffany-Carboni Tiffany-Carboni 6 years 4 weeks
I found that pushing my kids to potty train made things downright impossible. Kids come around to the whole thing when they're good and ready. I remember someone telling me that no bride in the history of the world ever went down the aisle sucking her thumb or wearing diapers. Not sure about any groom because the advice was given to me as the mother of girls, but you get the picture.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years 7 weeks
One thing I did with my girl, I told her apple juice helps her poop, and when she was having trouble I'd get her a glass and she would poop immediately afterward. I know apple juice helps babies poop, but by age 2 or 3 I think it was more of a placebo effect. It worked great though!
stquinn stquinn 6 years 7 weeks
My little girl has the same problem. We've been working on potty training for about a year. It seems to me, that it really makes all the difference when she's ready. She back peddled many times. Going pee in the toilet for a month straight then suddenly refusing to use the potty at all. She's been doing great on the potty now for the last three months. However, she is still having trouble with poo. I think for her its a longer process (it takes more time than she's willing to take out of playing) to sit on the toilet and wait for it to come. We've tried giving her books to look at and sitting with her. It helps sometimes, but I think it's really just up to her when she's ready. We also offer her extra special treats as a reward for using the potty when she does need to go poo. Hope that helps some...
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years 7 weeks
My girl started pooing in the potty before she would pee. Only 2 though? Just give it time, my girl was about 3 1/2 when she finally got the hang of it. Every kid is different. Maybe you could go to the library and get a potty training book, that may give you some more ideas.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 7 weeks
Well, I congratulate you, 'cause we've been at it with our now-3 year old for a while, and he's still wizzing his britches. I have heard that peeing in the potty comes first and that getting them to poo in there is much harder - so, I would say just keep with it as you did with the initial potty training. But, take that advice with a grain of salt, because I can't get mine to do anything but pull down his pants, sit down, and then get right back up.