My 4 year old knows how to poop in the potty and has done it many times but it is always a fight, she throws a tantrum every time I take her to poop. It is so frustrating to me, I don't understand and I'm worried about it, I think it is so ridiculous that she throws a tantrum over poop! I have tried rewarding her, spanking her, sitting and rubbing her legs while she goes, and I have even tried leaving her in the bathroom until she poops. nothing has worked! what should I do to get her too DooDoo! : )Answer Question
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 2:01 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by But_Mommie at 2:03 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 2:45 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Well, first off stop spanking her for not pooping. You can't just force something out like that and you are going to cause anxiety that can kick off other problems.
Positive reinforcement usually helps. Maybe make sure that she is either getting enough fiber or something else to make sure that her stool is soft enough to pass without pushing too hard.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:40 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by mompam at 4:51 PM on Mar. 23, 2013