it took me a while to get my daughter comfortable pooping on the potty. she's 2 years old and has been working with it for about 2-3 months and the first few times i sat with her and told her to relax and take her time. i kept telling her she would get m&m's if she did poopoo on the potty and sure enough it took about 15 min but she finally pooped. rewards work great when starting out! now she is eager to go all the time lol and half the time she wants to be alone!