Our 3yo (only turned 3 a fortnight ago) son refuses to poo on the toilet. He also does not tell us when he needs to pee. When I put him on the toilet, he'll do a wee when I ask, but still wets his pants continuously without telling me.
Poo'ing is something he flat out refuses. I know when he's due to do a poo and will put him on the toilet (with one of them bambini ladder/seat thingos) at that time. He just sits there and gets really upset saying "no poo, no poo!"
Then as soon as I put a nappy back on him, bingo! A big smelly one within seconds from being off the toilet.
It's soooo frustrating!
I had someone telling me he must not like the feeling of the poo falling in the loo. I need to sit him in a nappy on the toilet while he does a poo. Then I have to cut a whole in the nappy and put him on the toilet, so he still has the nappy on, but the poo will fall through. Then I have to try it without a nappy all together.
Ehmmmmmmm ok. I'll be just cutting holes in his cloth nappies. What about paper nappies? Who is going to clean up the mess afterwards? Who says this kind of thing is going to work?
Has anyone else tried this routine? Should I just not force the issue and hope and pray he'll suddenly tell me when he needs to do a poo and miraculously starts pooping on the toilet over night?
It's heart breaking and frustrating to see every other kid in pre-school using the toilet properly and my son gets called a "nappy head" by the other kids because he's the only still full time in nappies
His nappies are so smelly at the moment and there are so many of them. About 4 a day. People visit us and you can see their faces screw up because the stench of poo is always there. No matter how much I spray the house, open all doors and windows with the fans on full, the poo smell is always there *gag*.
Please please tell me he is not the only 3 year old who is not toilet trained one little bit? Doesn't even know (has no urge) when he's got to do a wee?