|One of my kids' favorites books|
My daughter was one of those kids that would simply wait until she had a Pull Up on for nap to take her after lunch dump. My son, well, he has a harder time holding it. It's actually pretty comical to watch him walk around on his tip toes, run to the potty every other minute, sit down, fart, and then pop back up to an empty potty.
I have to admit, more times than not after that routine he's just simply not made back in time and pooped on the floor. He does, however, understand that poop goes in the potty. Pooping on the potty takes patience, good timing, and relaxation. As a toddler those aren't easy things to sync and so many kids end up being potty trained, but they won't poop on the potty.
If you know the signs that your child has to poop it can be easier to catch them before you run into this problem. But even if you recognize the poopy dance moves -- well, sometimes, sh*t just happens. If it happens anywhere other than the potty I always pick it up with a paper towel and put it in the potty (as gross as that is). This reinforces where poop is supposed to go. Eight days after I started potty training my son, he's fully trained on the pee front, but he's still catching on on to pooping on the potty. He's probably pooped on the potty 3 or 4 times successfully and had an equal number of accidents.
|A book for the kids who refuses to poop|
Think of it this way - your child might pee 8-10 times a day, but poop only once. Why wouldn't it take 8 times longer to learn how to poop on the potty then?
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