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Potty training and poop(5 Posts)
Been slowly potty training my DD by doing underwear/naked in the house and pull ups outside (she doesn't say when she needs to go yet so waiting until we can stay in for the full day at the weekend) and she is doing loads of tiny poos. She's always been like that. I would change her nappy 3 or 4 times in a hour because she'd do little tiny poos and say she was finished but then do another one. She's still doing it now but in her underwear. With her sister she would just do it once a day and ask for a nappy for it go and do it and then put her underwear on until she was ready to do a poo in toilet. However DD 2 doesn't say or doesn't even notice so in a hour we've gone through 3 pairs of underwear. She says she doesn't want to be naked. How can I potty train for wees if she's constantly doing poos! She doesn't want to do the poo on the potty but if i put nappy on she takes so long to do a proper poo she would just end up seeing in it anyway. Any tips? She seems happy enough to donate wee in potty so i believe she's ready she just needs to get used to it.
How old is she? I'm wondering if she is ready yet. DD took a couple of weeks to crack poos, we just kept putting her on the potty but she did one big one every couple of days and knew she needed one was just trying to hold it in.
She has just turned 3. I feel like she is ready and she has no objections to using potty for a wee she just needs to get used to it a bit more. It's just she always seems to be having a little poo too instead of just going once or twice a day its all the time.
OK, at 3 I'd stick to it too then. I don't know what to suggest for lots of small poos. But I told DD that the potty likes to have all her poos and it makes it happy which seemed to make her want to use it more. If she doesn't notice she is going maybe you could take her to the GP to rule anything out.
Are the small poos quite hard? Could she be a bit constipated? If so, try to increase her fluid intake and make sure she has plenty of fruit and veg so her poo consistency is softer which should make it easier to push out. When she's sitting on the potty or toilet, get her to sing or blow bubbles as they are supposed to use the same muscles as pooing. My DC liked watching 'Poo goes to Pooland' which you can download for free, and emphasises where poo should go. Also, with mine I used a bit of bribery (a few smarties from their own special packet) when they produced a poo on the potty or toilet. Good luck!
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