DD is 2 and has done awesome with going pee in the potty! I only have diapers on her at night now, she is going out in panties and everything ! I am so proud. The only issue is going #2.
She won't poop in the potty and doesn't want to make an accident in her "big girl" panties, so she holds it in! And she gets constipated and it hurts her to the point she is screaming!
It is not her diet making her constipated, she is almost on a 100% veggie and fruit diet, it is hard to get her to eat anything but strawberries, apples, oranges, celery and carrots!
It's just her fear of going #2 on the potty!
What can I do?
If she is under 2 she wasn't ready developmentally to potty train and this is the result. The hard stools can cause damage to her anus. I would put diapers back on her and hope she will start going in the diapers again and that's the end of the problems.
In the 50's mothers thought they potty trained their babies before they were 1. What they did was put the baby on the potty at scheduled times and also watch for sign the baby might be ready to 'go'. Some moms even use that method. It's not so much the baby is trained but the mom is trained.
That may be part of what was going on with you and your daughter. You may have been in tune with her and it may have been in tune with when she needed to pee. It may be more you than her potty trained.
Answer by Gailll at 8:18 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by isra1986 at 8:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2010
Answer by BellaDiamond at 8:43 PM on Apr. 6, 2010