I'm so at a loss. We have been potty training our son for some time now, and he is FINALLY catching on. BUT he refuses to poop in the toilet. That is the ONLY time he is wet, is if he has pooped in his underwear. Ppl have told me to try rewarding him, but I can't try, cuz he has never done it. I get on to him for doing it in his underwear. He's seen that his cousin will use the toilet. I make him sit on the potty if he does it in his underwear. He goes and hides if he has had an accident, so I know that he knows its wrong. But he still does it all the time. I'm at my wits end, any advice PLEASE. BTW, hes 3Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:00 AM on Mar. 11, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
My son did the same thing. He was for the most part scared of it. It was new and weird. He doesn't like change and has always had trouble adjusting to new situations.
Here is what I did to help. First, he and I both worked to make a "Potty Chart". We got bright paper in the color he wanted. I let him draw on it and we bought some really cute stickers that he wanted. In my son's case that was Thomas the Tank Engine stickers. Then I made a big deal (in a nice, positive way) that the stickers are only for when he poops in the toilet. And when he did he was allowed to pick a sticker and put it on the chart. After accumulating 5 stickers he got a reward. For us it was a trip to Chuck E Cheese.
To start DS was like yours. He didn't really care for the reward. I don't think he quite comprehended how it worked. So when he pooped in his pull-ups I took him straight into the bathroom and manuvered a way to have him sit on the toilet, take off the pull ups and have the poo fall into the toilet. That way he got used to the "dropping" noise. Than I would make a HUGE deal about what a wonderful job he did. How his poop went in the toilet. He got to pick a sticker and put it on the chart. I know he didn't fully accomplish what was asked, but it was a step in the right direction and motivated him to do better. It took a few weeks, but he did catch on.
Also using an insert on the "big potty" helped. He never liked the little potty. For the most part relax and let him learn at his pace. Don't rush or force and make progress by taking small steps at a time. Good Luck!!
Answer by Amanda7891 at 2:49 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
Answer by micheledo at 8:31 AM on Mar. 11, 2010
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