My dd got pretty scared after she had an accident. I did not think I reacted strongly, I was surprised and told her that no we poop in the potty. But it scared her and she held her poop after that for a few days. I felt terrible and we had to give her suppositories- it was pretty traumatic for her so we just went back to diapers for poop to let that stress go. It took her 8 months, but she finally started to do poop in the potty. I read a lot about it and a lot of kids have a much harder time pooping in the potty. If I could do it all over again, I would have been much more positive right from the beginning and not have reacted to her accidents. Poop just takes longer for some kids and you have to give her confidence that she can do it rather than make her feel bad.
at 11:15 PM on Nov. 7, 2010