I'm feeling a little desperate after a full year dealing with my DD pooping in her pants. Her potty training history was rocky but every day that goes by without getting any better seems just out of control. She is extremely smart, this seems to be the only thing she just can't "get". We potty trained her at 2 1/4 right before her baby brother came, bad timing. She was almost 100% there when he was born and regressed fully back into diapers. Understandable. When she hit 3 we started potty training again, didn't take took long, never had night time accidents, did GREAT with always pooping in the potty. A couple months after we started, with weeks of no accidents she just started pooping. She turned 4 in July and still poops multiple times a day in her pants. Just enough to stink and make a small mess, not really a full on poop. She never tells me, I always just smell it and then ask her to go to the bathroom and she goes and poops (sometimes small, sometimes a lot) on the toilet and we start again.
I don't know what to try. I don't want potty to become a discipline issue but rewards seem to have no hold on her. So basically I do nothing about it except constantly live in a state of frustration about it. We have tried many many different types of reward systems and they only work for a day or two, then she's back to accidents.