Mama Mirabelle, it sounds like something has suddenly made her scared about "school" so she has regressed so she doesn't have to go.
Maybe try some positive reinforcement. Tell her how much fun school is, how they do drawing, painting, singing etc (anything she is interested in!) and how she will make friends and have lots of fun! Could you take her for a visit so she can see it's nothing to be scared of? Try chatting to her as well, if you gently ask her why she doesn't want to use the toilet, and ask if she's sad/worried about school, she may tell you if you can get the right question for what she's feeling.
I agree with bribery usually, but I think this is more mental than physical. And I'm sure you know this, but your DH's reactions won't be helping.
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02-03-2016 14:55 #21
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02-03-2016 15:30 #22
How to get son age 3 to poo on toilet
An update here- My 3yo (in January) just started last week pooping in the potty, and has done every day since. Completely without promoting, she just announced she was going to poop in the potty and not in her nappy.
Mama mirabelle, try not to put pressure on yourself to get it sorted by the time bubs comes, I felt that too (dd1 was almost trained, dd2 is now 17 weeks). She completely regressed when bubs came, and went back into nappies full time. TBh it was a bit easier having her in nappies as I didn't have to help her on the potty when I had my hands full with bubs. She came around again of her own accord- with a bit of a gentle push and treats from me.
I do reward her with the Disney cards from woolies every day when she poos
Dd1 starts "school" too next week for the first time, I think we are in similar situations. She's excited but also nervous too (and me!). Good luck with it all xx
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03-03-2016 06:06 #23Junior Member
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And when she does use the toilet make a HUGE deal about it!!
My son did this with wee's - and he wet himself in front of friends and was so embarrassed (I felt terrible) BUT then he started weeing in the toilet again and we haven't looked back...
Although he still refuses to poo in the toilet - he knows that when he does he is getting a golf set (like daddy) and talks about it all the time but still does a poo in his nappy when he is going to bed of a night (grrrrr).
03-03-2016 16:04 #24
Following. Glad to hear its not just us. My ds 2.5yr wont poo in the toilet either he is great with going to the toilet with wee but he is quite happy to poo his pants. I wont put a nappy on him and he never asks for one.
03-03-2016 16:40 #25
Still can't at age 5 😁
03-03-2016 17:02 #26
I may not be helpful here, but, I would say from our experience, just ride it out, not wanting to do poo's on the toilet is not that uncommon in the beginning at all.
At about 3.5, after using the toilet and potty to wee for ages I started trying everything to get him to do poo, it lead to him just not doing number 2's, whilst we were not forcing him, we did the standard bribes and methods, he just did not need to go! I would let him do it in his nappy, but after a awhile he didn't want the nappy any longer, but didn't want the toilet either.
He basically learnt to hold it in for over 10days at a time, finally at 5, he is becoming a little more regular, but it has been terrible!
So I would say if nothing is working just give it more time.
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