All he cared about was getting the dang sticker. What is funny in my household — no issue with #2 I think because we act like “celebrating poops” both kids will kind of compete, who poops more:) I can not believe how much time we talk about poops here I would definitely recommend book “Poop Or Get Off the Potty!” by Margaret McNamara. © 2016 Alpha Mom. We tried to go back to diapers within two days of attempting potty training. Don’t encourage anything that holds it in! Sign up for our Potty Training Program. Riley just wasn’t getting it as easily so we really had to keep him bottomless for about two weeks – thank goodness we were quarantined and didn’t need to go anywhere. Riley is wearing a size 4 in his shirt. I personally wouldn’t make it into a power struggle that you ultimately just can’t win– I would try to make it sound like you were both trying… Read more ». What I would’ve given to go back to diapers after that first week! She really is starting to love My Little Pony more and more and could not even believe that her outfit had rainbows and Pinky Pie all over them. She will tell us after she goes in a diaper or underwear and when we put her on a potty she will pee. It’s so hard but hopefully if you try everything we tried some thing will work for you. No one wants a puppy that pees and poos on the floor. My daughter told me she didn’t want a diaper anymore shortly before her 2nd birthday. But Riley wasn’t having it! • Make sure that your child’s legs are comfortable and knees are slightly apart and that feet are firmly planted on the floor or a sturdy stool. LO is 2 years 9 months and he showed interest in going in tue potty around 24 months. Does Riley tell you when he needs to go pee or do you just put him on periodically? I would size up them especially if you are in between sizes.And how gorgeous is the color?! But also, let’s face it, quarantine with two small children is kind of hectic so I also haven’t had much time… I mean I’ve been dealing with poop problems over here. Then he kept seeing Molly get stickers for the following few days for going potty and he really wanted one. All Rights Reserved. When they happen, just change the underwear and don't make a big deal. But even with this new awesome potty, Riley was still resisting. If you have a big head get a medium. My recommendation would be to get your normal size if you have large chest, but you could potentially get your normal size or size down if you have maybe a C cup or smaller. We all pee and poop in the potty. So these are really helpful because if a few drops come out, it’s okay and it doesn’t completely ruin his pants. The set was only $24 which is such a great price for shorts. And, amazingly, there are specialized foot stools you can buy to help with the issue, if it’s a matter of position. Funny story that makes pooping subject not so uncomfortable Randomly adding the outfit I am wearing today to this post. Boy was I wrong. The potty that he had been using was the same one we used with Molly, which we really liked for her, but it just wasn’t working for him. But I’d say start with the sticker chart! After your little one uses it, you can close it up safely until you can get somewhere to dispose of it. I’ve never gone this long without posting. So get them for potty training, but also get them because you’ll likely need them when your child starts daycare or preschool. Need a little more help and support? For the same reason that the sticker chart was more exciting than a big toy prize. Oh goody, encopresis time. We’ve been working on potty-training our 2.5 year old son (28 months) using the Oh Crap method and it has been going well. Potty training always works best when you focus on normalizing the process. It really only took three days to potty train her for pee and maybe five for poop. And I think sometimes it’s more enticing than a whole candy bar. And we finally have gotten down going number two! Is it awful if I say that I would probably make him clean it up? But this traveling potty is a lifesaver! We made sure his diet was as high in fiber as possible. With my first one (almost 4 year old now) we never really tried or put pressure on her to potty train her and just one day she said “I don’t want to wear diaper anymore” and that was it. When at home, he's nappy free and takes himself off for a wee on the potty etc but he poops on the floor He can literally be right Infront of me playing and next minute I look there's a poop on the floor. Someone recommended these poop stickers to me which I think are pretty hilarious and they said their kid thought the poop stickers were super funny. Riley loves pushing them. Looking back if I could change anything, I’d probably wait a couple more months. Potty training - peeing on floor? Sign up for our FREE potty program. When your child is two, the skill is about learning how to use the potty for a part of candy. The first thing we did was get him a new potty. There would also probably be some candy or other reward, cuz thatz just how I roll. Every. He refused to go in a diaper. What we did is we essentially kept him naked for about the first two weeks. that's holding them back, as opposed to a fear of the potty itself. But because she had so few accidents, we basically stopped using it after a couple weeks. The flavor was actually light-toned and fruity with a sincere kick, like some type of antique Sloe Gin beverage that is actually stylish as well as grown-up however still tries like an orange creamsicle. And it’s really cute because there’s buttons on top that make a flush sound and ones that make a cheering sound. He pees in the litter boxx everyday when we come home, he poops in the corner behind the door. I feel like we didn’t sit down for two seconds during that last 48 hours before he actually was so backed up that it just fell out of him. The first time he got a sticker, it was after a five day streak of not going. With Molly we only had to keep her naked from the waist down for the first 3 or 4 days. Sign up for the web’s most entertaining (while informative) weekly newsletter on your pregnancy! I’ll try the sticker chart thing even though I was positive it wasn’t going to work. All kids eventually get over this weirdness and poop on the potty. It sucks. When your child poops in their diaper, or even underwear, it comes out and stays UP AGAINST their body which brings your child … Earlier in the blog I posted a photo of me and Riley, where he isn’t wearing any pants, ha! I also find that the shoes are great with potty training! So then we started another awful cycle where he would ask for a diaper when he got uncomfortable and we can put it on him but then when he felt the urge to go he would cry for it off so we would take it off him and put him on the potty. If you go outside, go to a playground or do an activity that is close by and always remember to bring a small portable potty with you in case your child refuses to use the public restroom, as some kids do. It’s like a little squatty potty for toddlers! I would almost be happier if he just went in his pants, because then I’m not having to deep clean his floor every day. I wrote this a few weeks ago and forgot to add that! He was very intrigued. It’s reversible!!!!!! What eventually made me stop dismissing all the advice and try it was a girlfriend of mine sent me a text saying not to use any sort of laxative or suppository because every one of her nieces and nephews that used those things have issues going poop on the toilet to this day and they are preteens. Question. So with Riley we potty trained at 23 months. I hosed him down after accidents which wasn’t super pleasant and that was it. Good luck to all the parents out there tackling potty training! So you can wear the V in the front or back. He was so uncomfortable again and crying and fussing, so then we would put him back on the potty and it was just this vicious cycle. DRESS | 2. However, he doesn't seem to be able to poop in the potty. Riley is super cute so is his big sister Molly!!! Wow, I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I’ve written a blog post, I’m not even going to count Monday’s Bachelor blog because that one was a given! My top is also so affordable… I am talking under $15! He never full-on pees his pants. Well, the very first thing is to NEVER get mad at your dog when you see that they made an unwanted mess in the house. But we really need ones with a little bit of padding in them because he has frequent accidents. Riley also loves wearing big boy underwear! Then, things started changing. Riley is so stinking cute!!! I probably won’t go into too much detail on how we potty trained him to go pee, and focus mostly on how we trained him to go poop on the potty. You don't praise your kiddo with a happy dance and call to Grandma when she brushes her teeth. I feel like I tried everything. (Spoiler alert: There probably will be at some point.) So in between his first sticker and his second sticker was about four days. I was so worried about him holding it that long. I remember potty training and telling the kid that if he went in his pants that we would take him outside and spray him down with the hose. When he did eventually get to a reward spot he cared more about the sticker than the actual toy – so we stopped that chart after we filled it up and switched to one without prizes. We didn’t start potty training Molly until she was I believe around two years and four months old. This kid will wait for naptime or bedtime and proceed to take off (usually all) his clothes and crap on his floor. But he was absolutely terrified of going poop on the potty. Some days they’re dry, some days they’re not. First, she was bigger than him because she was almost 2 1/2 when she started potty training so the bigger potty we had worked for her. We needed something more. AS for the… Read more », Fwiw I haven’t really had poop issues while training either of mine. If your little one seems genuinely afraid of pooping on the potty, it is most likely a fear of the change in routine (pooping without diapers) or fear of the unknown ("What happens when my poop goes in the potty?") Changing to sitting is a difference that can be hard for kids. I’d never dare offer advice. I got Riley’s shorts in a two-pack that comes with this precious minty blue color and a gray. Then when he got scared to go on the potty, he’d want the diaper back on and once again would want to back off when the urge came. My Mr is going to be gone ALL next month for work, we’re moving in September, and I’m due in October. So we decided to give it a go. You'll find a tiny puppy poop somewhere in your house. For one, Molly’s school let us know that when the kids come back, they’re gonna have to wear Native shoes or Crocs because their wipeable. But it did not work for him because his poor little legs barely touched the ground, so he didn’t have a good leverage to push to go poop. She was 3 and 2 months. My first thought is that it might be a squatting versus sitting issue. Expect accidents. And this wasn’t the case with Molly. And every night before he got in the tub, he sat on the potty and went pee on command. And possibly some love notes too! No rewards, no punishments, just this is where we do our business (older friends helped… Read more », If you could get your kid to poop on a puppy pad, and then put the little potty insert there on the pad MAYBE you can shape that into eventually pooping on a potty. As it relates to potty training, some dogs will eat their poop to hide the mess from their owner. Please refer to post #1: How To Potty Train In A Weekend And Be Done! You did it! I think that 2 weeks was the first sign that maybe he wasn’t totally ready. • Have your child close her eyes, and take a few deep breaths … I’ve moved with little kids several times and they always picked up on it more than in thought they would. They start always holding it in because it hurts to go. Ha! I know there are no medals in parenting, but I think you deserve at least a virtual one. I thought for sure we wouldn’t be in quarantine anymore come May. In a different direction, could he be dressed in something that he can’t take off himself during naptime? Fear might also be a factor — some kids have trouble pooping because they’re afraid they'll fall into the toilet. Code Summer20 will get you 20% off what I’m wearing and everything on the site FYI. From his earliest age my son preferred to stand and poop (we called his exersaucer the poopy chair because he would wait until we put him in there to poop). But again, I think you tend to take things a little bit slower with your first child. Stay in the loop on all things Ali! From the very basics to how to handle potty training regressions, poop problems and wiping, we’ve got answers to your questions. My boys are teens now but I started giving them gummy probiotics when my oldest was holding his poops for a few days. My son just turned 3 and is using the potty regularly to pee pee. This is why kids will often squat in a corner to poop in a diaper, as squatting is a very effective position for getting poop out of the body. I just want to make sure I gave all info since I know that when we were potty training I couldn’t find any information out there about what to do when your child won’t go back to diapers. It’s got a tie back so you’ll need to wear a bralette underneath because a real bra will show, I’ll show you a photo of the back below so you can see what I mean. So I wanted to give as much info as I could. You're more likely to kick up resistance in block two of Oh Crap Potty Training (and beyond) if … No yelling, no scolding, no eye contact. And here’s the thing, after he went #2, the following 48-72 hours were hell. Wow!! ) SUPER COMFY LOUNGE PANTS. We didn’t think she was ready till then. This website is for entertainment purpose only. Needless to say this is even more exhausting. House training (or potty training) is the number one concern new puppy parents have when they first bring home their puppy. First, I think I started too early and that’s the truth. When he started asking me to change his diaper closer to 2.5-years-old, I started to realize he might be ready to potty train sooner than I was ready to train him. This is a very common thing (as I’ve said over and over and over in this column and to myself, during our potty training years because COME ONNNNN JUST POOP ON THE POTTY), and it crops up for a variety of reasons: A negative experience, a badly timed bout of constipation or diarrhea, a sense that poop is “part” of him and he’s afraid to let it fall in the water, etc.