Potty Training Site Blog

Potty training tips and tricks. How to handle your potty training problems and frustrations. Discover the fastest, easiest most effective method for ending your potty training problems and frustration. This blog is about my adventures in potty training toddlers. Toilet training problems can be handled just like any other developmental situation. Kids pee, kids poop in pants, but is all just another mark on the potty training chart.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Potty training problems

I often get asked a very common potty training problem question: Why does my child pee in the potty but not poop? They have tried for months if not a year to get their child to use the potty for both peeing and pooping.

There are some valid reasons for a child refusing to poop in the potty. When a child is still wearing a diaper or even a pull up and they poop it is close to them. They don't have to worry about it falling into some scary thing (the potty). Sitting on the potty can be scary enough for some children which is why I recommend starting out with the small potty. If there have been any traumatic experiences such as constipation pooping in anything else than a comforting diaper is going to result in resistance.  If a child has had physical complications such as a deformed anus or even born with out one and had to have surgery this can also pose an issue.

The most important thing parents must remember is Be patient, encouraging and understanding. Find creative ways to keep your child comfortable and cooperative with potty training. It is also very important to stay consistent even when your child may resist. Give them a nudge without forcing them to go or even bribing. If they find comfort in a favorite toy such as a stuffed animal or a blanket allow them to take it with them to the potty. Or if you know your child can be entertained by the tv or even a favorite movie try that. A child may find comfort in having a lollipop or a popsicle. Creative and healthy ways is very important because potty training is a vital part of your childs development.

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