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Potty training and pooing in undies!

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    Thanks everyone. We have moved from the potty to a seat on the toilet and now our son is protesting every time we take him to the toilet (crying and carrying on). We went away on holiday for 3 weeks and had to move to the toilet seat method as we had no potty and it worked really well. Now that we are back, it is like starting over again from scratch! I can't work out if he is not wanting to leave what he is doing (eg: playing) to go to the toilet or if it is fear. We are confident we can leave him for wees until he asks but he has pooed in undies 3 times in the last week so that has made us paranoid again to take him to the toilet every couple of hours to try and stop that.

    Any other tips?? We keep saying (like a manta) "if you do a poo in the toilet you get a lollypop" and he says it but isn't doing it. Even offered a car toy but has not resulted in a poo in the toilet. Do people think that reward charts are useful? Was thinking about a poo chart (charming I know!) where he got a fruit jube or lollypop for one poo in the toilet and after 5, he gets a car toy.

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    Our daughter is 19 months and we are expecting a second in July :) Would it be too early to start potty training?

    I have no idea how to start!!!!! We have a potty chair, and she now knows to sit on it whenever she poos (with her clothes on, I tried removing her pants once and she would have none of it!). Would starting with a potty chair mean we would have to 'wean' her off later?

    If someone can give me some guidance or point me to some useful sites I can read and research on, will be MOST grateful. Thank you so much.

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    My son is 27 months and I too am wondering whether I can start now or should I wait? Any insights?

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    My son is 23 months and I am using the Baby Whisperer Potty Training Book which recommends starting slowly and early. It is going really well so far! We were lucky as our son was telling us when he had a poo in his nappy and didn't like it and was already happy to do a pee on the potty before bedtime. We also like the Pirate Pete Potty book which we read every couple of days as a reminder.

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    My daughter was about 26 or 27 months and showed no interest whatsoever in the potty, despite being highly verbal and very intelligent. She didn't mind being in a wet/poopy nappy either, although she was aware of when she was pooping (not so much with weeing though). What we did was to just set aside 2 hours every morning to have her run around the house with no nappy on and of course for the first couple of days she peed all over the place, but after a couple of days, she started to want to use the potty (we bribed her with M&Ms). It only took her a couple of weeks until she was almost completely day time potty trained. Now even when we go out, she just wears undies - except if we won't be around a toilet (or we don't know where they are) for a couple of hours. She even wakes up dry most mornings - although I'm not in a hurry to put her in undies at night! I was amazed at how easy it was for her, even though she wasn't initiating it or showing signs of being interested!

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    We potty trained our son at around 32 months and like most, pooing was a problem. you are definitely NOT alone!

    i had charts for him to put stickers on and always made a huge deal when he actually did make it to the potty, but still he was a little scared to go. we found that he would also hold it so long that he would get constipated.

    what worked for us was just to watch him very carefully and when he was gasy we just brought the potty close to him and that seemed to work most of the time. I always sat in front of him too when he went and gave him words of encouragement and praise. Now he goes #2 almost always on the toilet, but we still have some accidents like in the bath and he says, "mommy, mommy poo poo!!!"

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    My son is 8 month old, and I started potty training him for 2 months ago.... Well, actually it is not really potty training. I just take him to the toilet for pooing. Since he started, he has only poo on his diaper once, when I gave him some wheat cereal that gave him diahrrea.
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    Thanks Southside - my thread got a bit hijacked (!!) but appreciate your response. It is so frustrating but obviously have to persevere. Will try the sticker charts as he does love his cars so maybe 5 poos = a new car (with fruit jubes in between). We had a poo in the bath last week too ... such joy especially as he was having a bath with his little sister!!

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