refusing to use potty for pooping
Our younger DD just turned 2, and she has been consistently potty trained for pee for many months now. We basically just left the potty out and gave her lots of diaper-free time, and sometime between 18-24 months, she basically became very reliable. She always tells us when she needs to pee, and often just goes to the potty herself (she can pull her own pants up and down).
But for some crazy reason, she just doesn't want to poop on the potty. She does it occasionally, but most of the time she goes into the bathroom (or into another room and closes the door) and then poops in her pants. She will often tell me while she is doing it, but she doesn't want to poop on the potty.
Sometimes she will tell us that she needs to poop, and we will go to the potty, and nothing will happen, and then she will repeat this 5 times or so, going every 5-10 minutes. But then once she actually starts pooping, she doesn't go to the potty, and she only tells me after it is underway.
I'm just wondering if anyone has had this experience, and if so, what kind of solutions worked for you?
Thanks for taking the time to read my post!
DD born at 40w2d on 1/19/2011
DD born at 40w1d on 3/1/2014