Waits for nappy to do a poo

(12 Posts)
dippywhentired Tue 21-Jun-16 12:29:56

My DS is 2 next week and has been reliably dry during the day for the last month or so. However, he refuses to do a poo on the potty or the toilet and waits until nap/bedtime when he has a nappy on. When we first started potty training he did do it a couple of times, but is now point blank refusing. He has 2 older sisters, follows us all into the bathroom so knows the rest of us use the loo. I also found 'Poo goes to Pooland', which initially resulted in one poo in the loo, but no luck since. Should I just continue as we are and assume he'll decide himself in the next few months, or does anyone else have any tips?

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Tue 21-Jun-16 12:33:16

I think this is a normal stage and a good sign that they are able to control their bowels but are a bit nervous about doing it on the toilet.

You could wait it out or try bribery - we gave dd a chocolate button if she pooed on the toilet.

CutYourHairAndGetAJob Tue 21-Jun-16 12:34:55

I should say that dd was quite a bit older - almost three.

ElleBellyBeeblebrox Tue 21-Jun-16 12:37:42

I think he will get there. Poos on toilet are a big step! DS was nearly three before we cracked it, despite him being mostly dry for the previous year or so. I made him a dinosaur star/sticker chart and every toilet poo he got to stick some on. Worked a treat! Good luck.

ElleBellyBeeblebrox Tue 21-Jun-16 12:38:56

Yours is a bit younger though so might not get the sticker thing yet, but I wouldn't worry too much, he'll get there.

dippywhentired Tue 21-Jun-16 12:46:04

Thanks, I will wait it out. It is frustrating because he is so stubborn and can clearly control his bowels with no problem, just waits until he's in bed.

PirateJones Tue 21-Jun-16 12:50:02

don't worry about this, it's so common and normal, even up to age 4. They do get over it in their own time.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 21-Jun-16 12:51:47

Chocolate buttons is the only reason ds ever got dry!

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dippywhentired Tue 21-Jun-16 16:17:05

Thanks all!

pankhurst80 Fri 24-Jun-16 19:30:12

I'm having this with my 3.5 year old! He doesn't ever do it in his pants which is good but just won't do it on the toilet. Trying to be laid back about it but wondering if I need to up my game a bit!!

BerylMeeps Sat 25-Jun-16 12:01:03

I'm having this with a 2.7yo... Any hints other than bribes or do we wait it out?! DH is getting frustrated by it all 😔

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