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My son is 2, and in the last 2 months or so he has been using the toliet with a fairly high success rate. He still has pee accidents, but they are few. And usually as a result of being suck in a car seat for a long time. But he does not like to poop in the toliet. He goes off and hides and poops on the ground. Thank goodness we have all wood floors. But he just does not like the toliet for this matter.<br><br>
I am not sure what to do. We have been on vacation for 3 weeks so he is not as comfortable as he would be in our house so this may be part of the problem.<br><br>
Do I stick him back in diapers even though he only needs them for one thing? :LOL Or should I keep letting him have accidents. I do not mind cleaning him up, but I did not want this to be hindering total toliet mastery.<br><br>
Any thoughts? Advice? Tales for the days your child worked on the toliet thing?
 

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does he go at the same time everyday? could you take him then? after meals?<br><br>
do you show him that poop goes in the potty and gently remind him next time he can poop in there if he wants to?<br><br>
personally i rather clean up one accident than deal with diapers but everyone is different.<br><br>
has he ever pooped in the potty? my son has not either but he is on a sticker reward system for when he pees. i have a friend who's son had a "Potty fairy" that brought a small reward for going <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
just some random ideas...i like these threads b/c my son is very interested in the potty now too
 

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My ds, also 2 is in the same boat right now...the only difference is, when we started pt'ing a few months back, he had mastered both peeing and pooing in the potty, no problem. Now after a few months of great success, he is still peeing in the potty, but he has been consistently be hiding places and pooping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> As soon as he's done, he tells me "poo poo, ma" and tugs at his undies. We're just going with it, cleaning up the messes and hoping he'll decide to start using the potty again for both. I don't want to confuse him by bringing the dipes back out, as he is still really good with the pee's, kwim?<br>
That's where we're at...I say if you don't mind the messes, and he is doing well otherwise, maybe just some gentle reminders after he does it? With ds he comes to the bathroom with me as I shake the mess into the toilet and I tell him hoe poo poo's go in the potty, does he want to flush? etc.
 

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I'm no expert at this as my DD is only 12 months and we EC, but I've been through many times with her where she wouldn't go on the potty or she insisted on only a certain place to potty. For example, right now she will pee in her little potty after waking up and she'll poop in it, but anything else she will only do outside in the backyard. Guess she likes the change of scenery! :LOL Anyway though, I was going to ask if you're using the adult toilet or a little potty. If you're using the adult toilet, maybe it's not comfortable for him. When their feet dangle, it causes their sphincter muscles to tighten up, making it difficult to poop. Maybe you'd be better off using a children's potty for poop if you aren't already. You could even put it in his "favorite" corner - or get a couple extras for each of the corners he uses. If there was a potty in the corners, it might help him to use them, kwim?
 

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We are in the same boat! In the past month my littlest one (22 months) has taken a real interest in the potty and has done so well with pee. This has been completely at his own pace. He's been in underwear for almost a week now and he does great, except for poop. It is discouraging.<br><br>
When he poops in his underwear sometimes he runs to the bathroom and finishes on the potty. Yesterday morning he actually did one big poop first thing in the potty, I was relieved, then afternoon...poop in underwear again. He used to only poop once per day too, and now it's more like twice.<br><br>
Well, I'm trying some incentives. I bought some flushable wet wipes that I call "poopoo potty wipes". They are in a cool box that you push a button and it opens, Buzz Lightyear is on the box (not that he knows who the heck Buzz is, but he likes him :LOL )! Tomorrow my plan is bottomless and really watch him in the morning. When and if he goes on the potty I plan on rewarding him with something- the potty wipes and who knows what I can think of.<br><br>
Anyhow, my understanding is, it's very common and at some point they will be ok with pooping on the potty. I really don't plan on backtracking into diapers unless it really seems that that is what he needs. I would be ok with him asking for a diaper to poop in, but he doesn't seem to understand that concept. For my son I think it is a privacy issue. He doesn't like to share that he is in the process of pooping with anyone. He also prefers to stand when he's pooping.<br><br>
Good luck! Hope the phase passes quickly for all of us!
 

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Aubrey went several weeks where she would pee in the potty great, and not want to poop in it. We got to where she would tell me that she needed a diaper, so we'd change out of undies into a dipe, then within the next few minutes she'd let me know she had gone poop. Immediately after the dipe was off, back into panties she went. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Dd has been hiding to poop lately, too!<br><br>
When I see she is doing it, I say "poo poo book!" and we sit her on the potty and read "Everybody Poops". We have been half successful with this, she at least finishes up on the potty.<br>
Dd is still in diapers and so she sees me putting the poop in the potty.<br><br>
Also, dd likes pooping in the little potty we have in our dowstairs bath (the kind that is a mini free standing one) over the one in her bathroom that is the seat that fits into the big potty. Dh thinks its becasue she doesnt feel so much like her guts are falling out :LOL
 

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The squatting position really is easier to poop in than seated, esp. seated w/ dangling legs.<br><br>
My DD won't poop on the big potty at the sitter's, but will on the Baby Bjorn Little Potty we have at home, so I'm going to get a second one for the sitter's house once we move. My goal is out of dipes for daytime by the end of summer.
 
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