As a 2 year old teacher who toilet learns kids all day, I can tell you it is very typical to have a hard time getting a child to do #2 on the potty for the first time. If He usually goes #2 at a certain time, I would try sitting him on the potty at that time. If he does poop in his pants, when you change him, walk with him and the soiled pants into the bathroom, and dump the poop in the potty, while explaining to him that's where the poop goes. When he does make a #2 on the potty, make a HUGE deal about it- hoot & holler, jump up and down. They love the recognition they get! You can also try rewards. I have one parent who, while their daughter was toilet learning, would give her one m&m each time she went pee, and a tootsie roll of she pooped. Pick a reward that is something he would really like.
Good luck to you! :)
at 5:03 PM on Jul. 7, 2008