|sorry I couldn't resist!|
Lets talk about poop shall we?
I have a BUNCH of new followers! 239 is AWESOME! Since then I have received several emails about doing the dirty business.
If your child is great at #1 on the toilet but still having issues with #2 here are a few suggestions:
Talk to your kid about the situation, address your concerns or the problem you have.
Is the problem beyond their control? Constipated, Diarrhea? or is it "That they don't want to?"
Talk to your little cutie:
"Jenny you do such a great job going pee in the toilet, I bet you can do just as well going poop."
"Tommy, I am so proud of you for going all day in the potty but you know poop goes in the toilet too!"
"Sam, where does pee go? Where does poop go?"
"Sarah, we are all done with diapers which means you need to use the toilet for pees and poos"
If you talk to them like big kids, they might surprise you and actually understand you better. As long as you aren't yelling or frustrated when these talks are going on, you should have success.
Come up with a poop plan. Do a potty chart just for poop.
Another thing that has worked for me with kids I have trained in the past is explaining what poop is. Explaining that it is the stuff our bodies don't need anymore, so we have to poop it out to make room for the new waste.
This is one of the harder things with potty training, because when they have been in a diaper 20+ months pooping isn't even thought about. It just naturally comes out and it's done. We are asking kids to think about it, recognize the signs and then take the appropriate action. It becomes very hard to rewire that part of the thought process for some.
As always your input is welcome, friendly responses or stories please.
I am here ready to answer any more questions you may have, and thanks again for the support!