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I have no insight to offer the OP, but I wanted to keep this thread going because we are experiencing something similar. I agree with pinky that none of the books seem to address this hump in the potty learning curve. My 20 month old dd started peeing in the potty on her own about a month ago. She will go reliably if she is naked or at least bottomless. However, she will never poop in the potty, and will not ask for a diaper to poop in. I actually wouldn't mind an accident on the floor, but what concerns me most is that I think if she has to poop and is not wearing a diaper she holds the poop rather than having an accident or using the potty. Tonight she was grabbing her bottom, and when I asked her if she wanted to poop on the potty or in a diaper she got very agitated and ran away. She never did poop. I really don't want a toddler who holds her poop, but other than putting her in a diaper against her will, I am not sure what to do. I could just keep her in diapers all of time, but she really seems to enjoy both the naked time and using her potty. We've tried underpants on a couple of occasions, but she just forgot about the potty and peed in them.
Sorry to hijack the thread, but I am anxious to see what others have experienced with regards to this phenomenon.
Whew. It must be late if I am referring to pooping as a "phenomenon." :LOL
Trying to get my bearings...