Dry but no success with poo

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littlemisstax Tue 16-Feb-16 18:01:57

DS is 2.5. He's been in pants for 10 days and has done really well with wees - a max of 1 accident a day and several completely dry days. I've not been prompting him and he's taken himself off to the potty which he then demands DD empties but we've had no joy with poos. I've seen him pull the face and asked if he needs a poo/suggested he sits on the potty and he always says no. Within 30 seconds there's a poo in his pants. I've been taking him to the potty and getting him to try and do more but no luck. He just says he'll try again tomorrow.

Any suggestions? I don't want to be cleaning poo out of pants forever!

Muskateersmummy Tue 16-Feb-16 18:04:21

Dd was exactly the same, patience, and sticker chart worked for us. We spoke at length about her being a big girl and wearing big girl pants so we mustn't poo in them. Otherwise she would have to wear nappies, and she said she didn't want that, so we did sticker charts with a reward of her choice if she could first last the day, then a couple of days, then a week. Eventually she cracked it. Good luck! Hang in there. It did take time and is apparently very common

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 16-Feb-16 18:11:29

Well done sounds like you and DS are almost there!

All my boys struggled at first with poos on potty. It's something to do with the feeling of doing it with no nappy or pants on that they hate. I tried to catch them when they were about to poo. They usually make a funny face or take themselves off to a corner. Bribery helped in the form of a chocolate button or sticker for a poo successfully in the potty.

littlemisstax Tue 08-Mar-16 17:40:30

Thought I'd update - DS has taken to it like a duck to water. He did his first poo in the potty with a lot of encouragement (and fireman Sam) and has been clean and dry ever since smile

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