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How do I get my 3yo to poop in the potty?

I have tried bribes, putting her on there when she is trying to go in her panties, and just telling her she needs too. She pees fine on the potty we never have any accidents with peeing but poop is a while different story she is has never once pooped in the potty and she just turned 3 how do i get her to poop on the potty.

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Asked by firsttimemommy at 1:15 PM on Jun. 4, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Well, you have to really, really pay attention for about 3 days. Focus on the time of day she naturally goes in her pull-up. Then you can sit her on a potty chair in front of her favorite show at that time of day. She will probably resist, get up and so on. You can demonstrate with a favorite toy, stuffed animal, doll with raisins and really praise the said item for going and give it a prize like a gummy snack or some other treat your daughter likes but only gets once in a while.....establish that if she goes, she will get one. You really need to find something your daughter really, really wants and hold it out to her as a prize for going. You may need to give her Miralax for a while to keep her stools soft as withholding lead to constipation issues which then lead to more withholding. Once she "gets" how easy it is to go and that she gets a small treat every time she poops she will want to go. Mostly keep it stressfree

    Answer by oregonmom22 at 1:26 PM on Jun. 4, 2009

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