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Potty training my son and we are having a hard time with number 2

we have been potty training our son for a few days and for that he is doing pretty good with number one but when it comes to number two he hasn't gone even once(while he is wearing underwear) and he usually goes once during the day we let him sit on the toilette for a few minutes til we see he is getting frustrated and just let him off but when it is time for bed time we put a diaper on him and he goes number 2 so i'm worried that he is holding it all day.....what can i do to help him with this?
(he just turned 3 if that helps)

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n_o71605

Asked by n_o71605 at 11:20 PM on Aug. 30, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • omg .. thi ounds jut like me today my son turned 3 we have been potty training for weeks .. and i havent yet put undies on him i let him be naked at 1st he would do number 2 in pot but now he waits till night when we put a diaper on him .. or if we are going somewhere and when we put a diaper on him he will do number 2 then.. i say it will get better it will take time ... they will learn ,
    ashley_nick30

    Answer by ashley_nick30 at 11:35 PM on Aug. 30, 2009

  • recipe for poop:

    take son to video store to pick out video(s) of his choice

    put towel on floor, potty chair on towel, and son on potty.

    put movie in, press play.

    Hand son a snack (popcorn? doesn't matter)

    and a glass of prune juice (not much! maybe 4oz) diluted with water and apple juice

    turn lights low and create movie theater ambiance

    voila, instant poopies
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:46 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • if he's like my kiddos, he's overly stressed about accidents and potty training in general.

    a distraction (and a little prune juice) will make things happen and eventually get him familiar with the feelings, sensations, etc that go along with it... then comes muscle control, then comes independent pooping
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:48 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • also consider poop parties. and taking a picture of his smiling face next to the toilet. and having everyone home at the time draw a picture of poop. and melting tootsie rolls in microwave for 12-15 seconds and eating poop. celebrate poop, get him excited. and GET RID OF THE DIAPERS! ;)
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:49 AM on Aug. 31, 2009

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