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I wonder if anyone has any ideas for me. My 2 year old toddler is in the process of being toilet trained and he is doing really well. He will sit on the potty and do wees and poos, but he will tell me that he needs to do poo poos, but just sits on the potty and plays for sometimes an hour, and if I try to get him off he has a tantrum. He says that he needs to do poos. Sometimes, I will get him off the toilet anyway and half an hour later he might do a poo in his nappy, but also sometimes he doesn't. So I don't know if he is using the potty as a distraction before bedtime or whether he needs to go, but he just can't. Can anyone help?:confused:
Any ideas for mimicj ladies?
Hi There Mimicj, I had a read of my potty training book and it says that it is good for you toddler just to sit there and that may be the way he likes to go. It then goes on to say you may need to modify your daily schedule don't know how that would help as my DD now doesn't do poos at exactly the same time everyday, and I could imagine how tiring it would be for you having him on the loo ALL THE TIME, I would go nuts mind you I feel like I have spent the last month living in there with my DD training her(So really don't know if that would help)
What about a star chart/reward system if he would maybe go a bit quicker with the thought of a sticker/reward after he has gone quickly? I don't know what else but hopefully this may help. Good luck it does get better and you can be proud of your little boy for getting this far I reckon:smiliedance:
My friend did 1 smartie for wees and 2 smarties for poos :thumbsup: Also - it is hard to know if he is just sitting there to prolong the pre-bedtime routine, or if he did need to go, but then got on the cold seat and clammed up!! Having said that, sometimes people just take a long time to sit there and get it moving.... it probably comes down to you and if it is a regular occurance at bed time you let him know that his potty time will be a certain length (maybe with a timer?) and then it will be bed time as usual. If it is just in the day time, maybe just let him sit there - at least he's not running amuck!!! ;)
Thanks for that, that's a big help.:wave:
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