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#1 of 5 Old 04-28-2014, 01:15 PM - Thread Starter
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DS has been showing interest in the potty for a log time and we have been helping him casually get adjusted to it. About a month ago he became more successful at communicating when he needs to go, and then this weekend he has basically potty trained himself for pee. On Saturday he pooped in his underpants and he hasn't pooped since then. In all the time we've been introducing him to the potty he's never pooped in it. I don't think he's afraid to like lots of people talk about, and he's never been constipated. I have noticed that he always poops in a squat and I don't really know a way to help him have the same mechanics while on the potty. I also don't think he wants to sit on the potty for long enough to poop. He also tells us immediately whenever he has pooped, so I know he doesn't like it in his pants. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Am in the same dilemma. My son kibet will pee in the potty and once in a while he will poop too but mostly he waits to poop at night when he is in his night diaper.So whenever he does in the potty we make such a big celebration that gradually am seeing he is warming up to the idea.
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You can use books/boxes under his feet to get him into a squat position, especially if he's using the little potty. You can also look into the Squatty Potty, a lot of people swear by it even for young kids.

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One of my kids squats on the toilet seat.
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A mother of 6 told me to get child-safe scissors and some colored paper and save it for sitting on the potty. Mine was already potty trained, but I thought that was a good idea to keep them sitting.

My son was different and would only stand while pooping. During his potty training, we had lots of poop on the floor (we went with keeping him naked). I just paid a lot of attention to him during that time and as soon as he looked like he was pooping I'd rush him to sit on the potty. Never made him feel bad for the poop on the floor, but just kept saying "poop goes in the potty, not the floor." And then if I made it to the potty in time to get some in, we'd really celebrate. Even today 7 months after being potty trained, he still gets really excited after a poop. He was pretty agreeable through the whole process and willing to learn, so that helped a lot.

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