Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
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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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