My dd just turned 5 and she has never poo'd in the potty. She had no trouble pee-training at 2--we simply bought a potty seat and she used it from day 1. She's never had an accident with either pee or poop ever. She just won't sit and poop. She knows when she needs to go and asks for me to put on a diaper and then change her. I think the issues are 1) she doesn't like any sort of change at all and this is what she's used to, 2) she's used to pooping while standing. Is this something I should worry about or do you think she'll just eventually start pooping on the potty on her own? Anyone BTDT with a child this age?
(I have never talked to a doctor about this because we don't do "well visits" and this also seems more behavioral to me than medical, and I've learned to not trust doctors when it isn't medical advice I need. She's not constipated and has never had an issue with constipation. She usually needs to poo once a day. I've considered some sort of bribery but I've never done bribes before and dislike it--we're very influenced by Alfie Kohn. Also, there is the issue that my child really isn't bribable--there is nothing she wants, as she is the most easy-going, contented child. She's not into toys or candy or anything. I'm not really sure what I COULD bribe her with even if I did go that route. I thought about using a trip to Disney World but since she doesn't really understand fully how fun that would be (we're totally media free) I don't think it would work.)