My dd is 3 years old. She is potty trained. Its the pooing part she has has a problem with since she realised she can poo..
She refuses to go. I thought it was constipation for awhile but its not. She tells me now that she doesnt want to go. Her stomach is hard, shes holding her butt cheeks in. I really dont know what to do!
She has fresh veggies and fruits everyday. Drinks tons of water. And apple juice every now and then. I have bought medicines to soften her stool- not working. All day today (started at 10 am), she asks for the toilet every 5 minutes, as SOON as i sit her down she says shes done and wants to lay down. Seriously... i have counted and 21 times today! I tell her to push. I try and bribe her - toys, treats... anything... nope. She doesnt want to. I know she can. I know she can go because by the fourth day she does just that- she goes because obviously her body can not contain it that much longer. She still eats, drinks and plays... but just asks for the toilet every 5-10 minutes.
I am frustrated. I am not taking it out on her. I keep rubbing her back and telling her its okay. Telling her everyone poops. Telling her that its normal. Telling her that its our body getting out waste. But nope. She just refuses too. I dont know what to do! Please someone help!