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Help - DD wont poo on the toilet

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ismellofbabysick Sat 05-Sep-09 15:56:14

DD3(2yr 10m) has been dry since April, however she'll only poo in a nappy. We've just been on holiday and one night I forgot to take a nappy out with me. Even tho' she had tummy ache she refused to poo on the toilet and helfd on until we got home. Sometimes she doesn't go for 48 hrs, and I'm concerned this could lead to problems.Before she was regular every day.

When we 1st started training she had an accident on the couch and I think this is what has caused her refusal to poo.
Any ideas please

ismellofbabysick Sat 05-Sep-09 16:03:25


Twinsmommy Sat 05-Sep-09 16:10:03

Just a thought - have you tried strategically placing the nappy in the toilet bowl to catch the poo? Or sticking it to the toilet under the seat bit she sits on so that the poo doesn't fall down into the toilet?

It may help with the transition. Then, later, perhaps you could put toilet tissue over the water in the toilet so that the poo doesn't splash.

ismellofbabysick Sat 05-Sep-09 16:15:08

Thamks.I'll give that a go.
Unfortunatley she does tend to hold on until bedtime and as soon as you put the nappy in she goes

pickyvic Sat 05-Sep-09 16:25:53

mine did this at about the age of 3. i contacted the health visitor for advice - she said to do a sticker chart and to make THE biggest fuss of her when she did do it. i cant remember exactly how we did it in the end - the sticker chart worked, and after the first time she was ok.
id ask your health visitor, ours was brilliant.

PinkTulips Sat 05-Sep-09 16:29:18

having the same probelm with ds1 atm, he holds it til his night nappy every night.

Even more annoyingly though he has gone on the toilet several times and been really pleased with himself when he does... but he claims not to like pooing on the toilet and chooses to poo in the loo.... will be trying the nappy on the loo thing tonight grin

Twinsmommy Sat 05-Sep-09 16:29:37

I wouldn't worry too much about her not going for 48 hours. Their toilet habits do change around about this time.

One of my twin boys now goes once every 2-3 days - and he was a regular once, maybe twice a day boy up until the age of 2. He's now 3 1/4 and no problems.

If she is still insistent on only doing the poo in her nappy at bedtime, then I would start off by ensuring the nappy is on, but that she is also sitting on the toilet. That way she will begin to associate pooing with sitting on the toilet, whether in a nappy or not.

Best of luck.

ismellofbabysick Sun 06-Sep-09 16:59:34

thanks twinsmommy I'll give that a go

ches Tue 08-Sep-09 17:37:01

Can you get her a doll that poos and let her put the doll on the potty to poo? Give doll loads of praise.

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