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My DS has been peeing in the potty quite a lot lately (despite a mysterious potty strike a few weeks ago).<br><br>
He hasn't pooped in the potty though. I'm wondering if he understands that is where he's supposed to poop?<br><br>
He's... um... seen the result of my toilet excursions before. Is that enough to help him connect the dots?<br><br>
He's going at his own pace which is great, I couldn't ask for anything more. I just am not sure if I'm supposed to be explaining stuff to him? Or does he already know?<br><br>
He only poops once a day usually.. so once or twice I have mentioned to him that he can poop in the potty if he wants to.<br><br>
Also, he's still really young so maybe he just lacks the physical control to poop in the toilet...<br><br>
I'm rambling. Did you explain to your DC how to poop in the toilet, and if so, how did you go about it? Not in a high pressure sort of way, just an informational sort of way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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DS has always been lurking about the bathroom when im in there LOL I dont think i can remember a time being in the bthrm alone can any of you :LOL ?.<br><br>
DS has been pooping on the potty by himself since about 14 months or a bit earlier and before that he would tell me he had to go and i would help him. SO the toilet has never been an issue. I think its ok that he sees from you where it goes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> if you know hes about to go or in the 'moment' kindly maybe say to him "poop goes in the potty/toilet or have the potty move around the house with you all.<br>
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You might try putting poop out of his diaper into the potty so that he knows it is ok and can/should go there. We've stalled out on the potty training around here, but this demonstration did seem to help my son.
 

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My son started to potty train at about 36 months. I would say he is just now completing the process at 44 months. The main hold-up was pooping. At first, he didn't seem to get it. Didn't seem to recognize the sensation. Then he did recognize the sensation, but would seem to tense up when he was on the potty. There were a couple of times that we basically caught him in the act and carried him to the potty with a 'small tail', only to find that his body would 'suck it up' once on the potty. I did some on-line research and it seemed that this was not a rare thing. The suggestion is to ensure they are not constipated and if they are to fix that problem first, and then basically be patient. As soon as my son did poop on the potty, it became pretty regular pretty fast, though he did have a phase where he still preferred to go in his pants. He preferred to poop while lying face down on the floor. We never really tried to control his timeline, though I think there were some 'power' issues involved. A couple of times I mentioned how he was now using the potty every time (a compliment, I thought!) and that seemed to trigger him to go back to going in his pants for a couple of days. I also noted that if he was at all under the weather, even a mild cold, that it seemed to interfer with potty training.
 

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you can try to rush them to the potty when they are pooping, and see if they will finish in the pot. i would NOT do that if they resist or hold it in once they get to the potty. after a poopy, go to the potty, show them it goes in the potty, and even sit them on the potty if they will let you. after several months of peeing in the potty and me sounding like a broken record, he did it on his own one day.<br><br>
yes, they have the physical capability. sometimes they are just not willing or emotionally ready.
 
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