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My almost 3 year old son was pretty easy to pee train. We got him a gumball machine and he does great with pee! He'll even go by himself half the time! Poop though, is a different story. He will not poop on the potty for me. He's done it about 3 times and got tons of praise for doing it, but won't do it consistently. I'm sick of cleaning out poopy underwear!
My MIL watched him on sunday because DH and I were both working and she said he wnt into the bathroom all by himself and pooped but he's not done it since. I tell him over and over again that if he poops in the potty he gets a sucker but he won't do it! He just pooped for the third time today and I"m about ready to lose it
Poop is one of those hard things to train. I would suggest watching him for signs that he is about to go, or watch to see if he goes around the same time of day, and then sit him frequently. I potty train children at the Day Care center I work for, and I have a 3 1/2 year old that still doesn't go poop on the potty. I understand your frustration....trust me....sometimes this child goes multiple times a day. Keep trying and when he does poop remind him where it goes...try dumping it in the potty so he sees it in there and then let him flush it away. Also a trick to cleaning out the underwear it to turn it inside out and flush the toilet and hold the dirty part in the flow of water. Let the rush of water clean the poop away lol. I know it sounds gross, but it works. Good luck, he will get it. Hang in there.
I don't think there are a ton of mom's on this board, which is probably why there was a lack of response. Also, most mom's that come here are here because they are in the same predicament. I actually didn't even see this post til now, not sure why, otherwise I would have thrown in my 2 cents.
The above advice is great. I would just watch him like a hawk and when you see that he is starting to go, get him on the potty so he makes the connection. Then lots of praise of course. Tell him that poop goes in the potty and take him with the dirty underwear when he has an accident and try to put the poop in there with him watching.
Does he eat at about the same times each day? That will help to learn when he needs to go. If you have a non carpet area you can keep him, you could keep his bottom naked, (and watch like a hawk) and keep the portable potty close by. When he starts to go just throw him on it. (you can see it in their face when they are about to start - they stop what they are doing and have to concentrate) Then have a celebration, even if he gets part of it in the potty.
Maybe he is not food motivated....what about a different kind of reward, like something he likes to do, or a new toy truck if he goes a few times in a row, etc.
PS. I see you have a one year old as well. This is the perfect time to start potty training him. (It will be a lot less stressful for you in the long run! So much easier at this age.) Please see this post below for more details and a couple of articles: