Jump to content
For anyone with children who won't poo on the toilet
3 replies to this topic
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:57 PM
We really struggled getting my DS to do poos on the toilet. He wee trained so easily I barely remember it. Never any accidents or night wetting or anything. But poos OMG poo. He was too scared to sit on the toilet so he would ask for nappy. We went along with it for a fair while under instruction from our GP that he would grow out if it.. except he didn't seem to. He was seriously petrified of sitting on the toilet. And even sitting on the potty was too much for him.
We ended up at a psychologist a little while before he was 4 and she set up a fantastic plan for us which ended up working wonders and just after he turned 4 he did his first poo on the toilet. I actually started thinking it would never happen and I was so stressed about him going to kindy next year unable to sit on the toilet. I was more happy then him when he finally did it and we all went out for dinner and bowling to celebrate. He now happily talks about pooing on the toilet thinking it is marvelous and everyone wants to know. Does yours look like a sausage or a hamburger he likes to ask
Anyway my point is over the time of our struggle I read many other posts with kids also struggling with this exact scenario. I know I got very stressed about it all but I just wanted to say we finally figured it all out. If anyone wants to know the plan feel free to PM me.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:03 PM
Glad it worked out for you.
For my DS2 it was just time. 6m between being TT for wees and poos. 3.25- 3.75 yrs of age.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:47 PM
That's great. Not sure what worked for you...we always tackled this phase with a rewards box. I grabbed a cheap special looking box from the $2 shop & filled it with little presents eg. new textas, stickers, matchbox cars, colouring book etc. When our child sat on the toilet the box came out so they could think about which gift they would like if they did No.2. It worked for all three of our children with no dramas at all. One present was taken from the box each time. The box may have lasted 2 or 3 weeks until each gift was chosen & by then they were comfortable with using the toilet. It was also a great way of coaxing a scared child onto the toilet eg. if you sit on the toilet we can have a look at the box of gifts....
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:00 PM
Yes!! This is my DD2 and I'm at a loss of what to do next with her? She was 3 in September and has been wee trained since before her second bday. It was so easy I can barely remember.
But she still will not poo on the toilet, like your DS she asks for a nappy.
Pls any advice would be very much appreciated!!
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Most people who are trying to get pregnant know that the best time to conceive is in the few days after ovulation.
A cruise with your family is among the most absurd settings for a miscarriage, but it is certainly not the worst.
A 22-year-old woman who is pregnant with her third child has had her requests for a tubal ligation denied because doctors believe she is too young.
When a pregnant woman is infected, the likelihood that her foetus will be infected is about 50 per cent.
If you're hoping to conceive, one of the most important things you need to know about is ovulation.
I remember the first time I felt mum guilt, within days of having my first child. The feeling was so intense I rang my own mum to debrief, hoping she'd tell me I wouldn't feel this way very often.
When it comes to motherhood, actress Kristen Bell is her own superhero and she thinks other mums should be too.
In a world of ever-shrinking gadgets, it's no surprise prams are getting smaller. We put the record-holding GB Pockit through its paces.
The gorgeous Bombol Bouncer is back - and boasts two chic new colours to boot.
Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life - or just something for yourself?
Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.
The best part about our outdoor adventures? It makes my husband and I better parents, since we're happier while adventuring.
A good samaritan saved a mother and baby from being seriously injured by crashing her own car into theirs.
Returning to work after having a baby can be daunting, and when you're experiencing postnatal depression or anxiety it can seem even more overwhelming.
Background noise from the radio or TV might be making it harder for your toddler to learn learn new words.
Teresa Palmer is basking in pregnancy glow as she awaits the arrival of her new baby.
Top 5 Articles
Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.
H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.
So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?
Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.
I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.
People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.
Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.
The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.
In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.
If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.
While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.
One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.
Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'
Free ticket offer
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores, will be held in Sydney on 23-25 September. Register for your free ticket now to save $20!