I think my daughter doesn't know how to poop!
I have read a ton of books on potty training. According to the books, I need to wait for my child to show all the readiness signs before starting. This is how my elder daughter has gotten to be five and not potty trained. She'll never be ready according to the signs. Sigh.
We've been doing the naked method for about five days or so. Jessie knows how to pee in the potty. She can pee in the potty. She will even initiate and take herself to the potty. Unfortunately, if she's wearing any clothing, she just pees on herself. And doesn't care that she's wet and unpleasant.
What's worse is pooping. She's never had any poop consistency from amount to timing to texture. Her pediatrician told me to give her Miralax for constipation. OK. I need to adjust the amount, but I think we'll get good poop. The problem is she doesn't seem to know she's pooping until it's all over her. If she manages to get on the potty, she cannot finish pooping. I don't think she knows how.
I don't know if her issues are related to laziness stemming from going in her pants whenever and wherever for five years. Her issues may be related to the many delays, disorders, syndromes, etc. that she has.
I don't know what to do. I am so frustrated and have no more patience for it. I am tired of poop all over the carpet and the child. Rewards don't work. Bribes don't work. Explaining doesn't work. Getting angry doesn't work.
Help! I can't be the only one going through this.