Please help, I feel so frustrated my son seems to have a mental block about going "#2". He will run to the potty all day long without a problem as soon as he has to go poop I have to put a diaper on, he goes in the corner and poops!!!(STANDING UP). Tried a reward system with little Matchbox cars, stickers, cookies, nothing works. ThanksAnswer Question
Answer by tabbys4 at 10:16 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by tonipaffel at 11:56 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
There's something called "poop jail" which doesn't sound very nice, but I wouldn't hesitate to try it if needed. Put them in a bathroom with no pants and access to the toilet with a safety seat and a potty chair. Sit on the floor and read a book or something and just very calmly, in a matter-of-fact tone say "You are a big boy and your poop goes in the potty or the toilet, not in your pants. You're too big for diapers and you're not going to get them anymore. I'm going to stay in here with you until you are ready to put your poop where it belongs." I've heard it can take a couple of hours. Within a couple of days, they are over their fear and use the potty.
Answer by DeTora_Family at 4:17 PM on Mar. 28, 2009