I’m telling you, I don’t know what it is about the sticker chart but it worked! Some people told me that they would give one M&M every time their child to went poop. If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to [email protected]. But I honestly don’t even think the prices were necessary. When we traveled down to San Diego a couple weeks ago, we had to pull over on the side of the road so Riley could poop in it! Then, I second the video monitor, so you can see how he is doing this. HAT | 2. Boys Don’t Cry. We have since slowed down a little because she never tells us in advance if she needs to pee or poop. You're more likely to kick up resistance in block two of Oh Crap Potty Training (and beyond) if … I guess I’ve just found some time to slow down during quarantine. We had a similar situation with my daughter. Ha! But we’re no longer doing the miserable dance back-and-forth like we were in the first couple months. My daughter told me she didn’t want a diaper anymore shortly before her 2nd birthday. DRESS | 2. I suspect the issue is that he squats vs sits to poop. But I think early signs aren’t enough based on my experience. First, if you want a full comprehensive blog to potty training I highly suggest checking out the blog I wrote after we potty trained Molly. Keep an eye out for other signs that your dog needs to potty; sniffing the floor or carpet, wandering around the house (especially in rooms far away from the family,) turning in circles and whimpering. And a lot of times it’s just plain stubbornness and a need to exert control. That’s because a lot of time during this potty training adventure he’s been pantless, and wears his little shark undies, you just can’t see them here! And i love the wreath on your front door!!! A potty training weekend can be a helpful and easy-to-follow way to jump-start the process. They are helping for sure. Then maybe you could use the game and transition that to a potty? And when I say frequent I mean maybe every other day a tiny little bit of pee in his underwear. We are doing ok on the peeing (although she still does not want to tell me she has to go and we are having a relapse right now) but when it comes to pooping we are having an awful time! And here’s the thing, after he went #2, the following 48-72 hours were hell. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. Hi K – and only K. Shhhh… If you’re dealing with poop issues please look away! We had a floor potty set up for him outside our bathroom he took to it very naturally. What eventually made me stop dismissing all the advice and try it was a girlfriend of mine sent me a text saying not to use any sort of laxative or suppository because every one of her nieces and nephews that used those things have issues going poop on the toilet to this day and they are preteens. He will sit down and try to poop for several minutes, but will be unable to do it. Well. I wish he was going everyday, but I’ll take every other day. Oh my goodness, what I would’ve given during the first couple months to be able to go back to diapers. I personally wouldn’t make it into a power struggle that you ultimately just can’t win– I would try to make it sound like you were both trying… Read more ». Taking a kid who is anything but regular and regularly in the toilet, and doing something that makes him hold it longer (Amy’s suggestion to redress him and “win the battle” over the potty) is going to make your problem worse. There would also probably be some candy or other reward, cuz thatz just how I roll. In a different direction, could he be dressed in something that he can’t take off himself during naptime? Ha! He still needs prompts about half the time but will also let us know when he has to go potty as well. Teach your child not to be disgusted with their own pee and poop but instead be aware of it. I know for me one of the reasons I figured we might as well try is because so many people said well if it doesn’t work you can always just go back to diapers until he is ready and you want to try again. Potty training my daughter, on the other hand, was a little more challenging, because she WOULD NOT poop on the potty. I mean, SUPERVISED with HELP and lots of SANITATION afterward. Sign up for the web’s most entertaining (while informative) weekly newsletter on your pregnancy! Riley just wasn’t getting it as easily so we really had to keep him bottomless for about two weeks – thank goodness we were quarantined and didn’t need to go anywhere. He probably won’t realize this overnight or anything, but in time, he’ll decide that pooping in the potty is just preferable all around. So don’t rely on that as a backup option, trust your gut if you think it might be too early for your child to start potty training. My youngest son potty trained a few months ago and for the most part it was a very easy process. This is a very common thing (as I’ve said over and over and over in this column and to myself, during our potty training years because COME ONNNNN JUST POOP ON THE POTTY), and it crops up for a variety of reasons: A negative experience, a badly timed bout of constipation or diarrhea, a sense that poop is “part” of him and he’s afraid to let it fall in the water, etc. We did have a few accidents this summer but they were pretty much all when we were at the beach and she didn’t realize in time for us to make it all the way to the bathroom. We got this car seat pad when were potty training Molly. And these lounge pants are AMAZING!!! We’ve been working on potty-training our 2.5 year old son (28 months) using the Oh Crap method and it has been going well. You know how people say, “don’t worry your kid won’t go to kindergarten in diapers…” Well I’m in the midst of dealing with a pooping problem with my soon to be Kindergartener (5 in August) , so hopefully I don’t sound too blunt, but I disagree with just about all of this. He tries, but says he can't. I am wearing it in the back. It took him a good six days to go poop the first time. He pooped his pants for a long time. She had maybe couple accidents at night but she never ever had a diaper or pull ups on after that. She really is starting to love My Little Pony more and more and could not even believe that her outfit had rainbows and Pinky Pie all over them. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama... Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. I guess it’s a Covid precaution. For Riley, we are about three months into potty training and he still has some pee accidents. So could we have potty trained Molly earlier? Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike. But hi K. Sometimes poop is no thang at all. Beginning potty training, Milestone 1 to 2. Like I mentioned, for the purpose of the potty training blog he doesn’t have pants on, but it’s so cute with little blue jeans or  shorts. My son was a little older but I don’t recall there ever being a problem. Potty training a puppy is a test of your patience. My recommendation would be to get your normal size if you have large chest, but you could potentially get your normal size or size down if you have maybe a C cup or smaller. That outfit sold out IMMEDIATELY so sharing here so you guys have access to it before I annouce on my stories. So he didn’t go to get the sticker on his own because he couldn’t hold it any longer. Potty training accidents. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site by CooperHouse. First, I think I started too early and that’s the truth. Kids respond beautifully to the audio-visual medium. The play stimulates the digestive tract and gives him the urge to go. My cat is about 10 months old and he was very well potty trained when we got him. Ah, toddlerhood. So in between his first sticker and his second sticker was about four days. There’s a reason “Turkish Toilets” are popular in a lot of places. He pees in the litter boxx everyday when we come home, he poops in the corner behind the door. SUPER COMFY LOUNGE PANTS. Before 6 months of age, your husky puppy will make mistakes. It just took us a little bit longer and trying just about everything we could think of! Because let’s face it, what parent has time for that?! LINEN TOP | 3. Sign up for our FREE potty program. Does anyone not have trouble with this part? I don’t have much advice for the letter writer except to say “it gets better … eventually”. ALL OF THEM. My daughter is just finishing up potty training but she’s basically been the same way. LOL Surprise Dolls poop on the floor when Barbie babysits! I think they basically need to be telling you I don’t want to wear a diaper anymore before potty training. I was so worried about him holding it that long. How To Potty Train Your Husky Puppy In Just 4 Steps. One day he just told us “No diaper”, he was 2 and 2 months. for proper preparation and the essentials you need to potty train.. Day 1 … And this wasn’t the case with Molly. I would almost be happier if he just went in his pants, because then I’m not having to deep clean his floor every day. I’m wearing a size medium in the dress which is my normal size, but I maybe could’ve even size down because I don’t have big boobs. My typical kid is closer to potty trained (and would totally be there if I didn’t find diapers so freeing for me). And, amazingly, there are specialized foot stools you can buy to help with the issue, if it’s a matter of position. I don’t follow their bathroom habits anymore but these really helped them be regular. Real quick before we jump into it, because let’s face it, potty training can be a LOT and shopping is more fun, I wanted to share our outfits with you, especially because the kiddos outfits are so affordable. We ended up keeping her in the pull-ups a little bit longer and getting a seat to go over the regular potty. What I would’ve given to go back to diapers after that first week! You’re worried that there will be pee and poop on the floor. Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more! My boys are teens now but I started giving them gummy probiotics when my oldest was holding his poops for a few days. Is it awful if I say that I would probably make him clean it up? Funny story that makes pooping subject not so uncomfortable Simply say, "we pee and poop in the potty." For example, when we would be outside in the backyard with Riley and he didn’t have pants on, if he did end up peeing and it got all over his shoes, it would be fine because we can just hose them off easily. Riley also loves wearing big boy underwear! My little guy had been regularly using the potty at daycare to pee—and occasionally using it to poop—for months, but he was more hit or miss at home. Help normalize the process of pooping in the potty —making it one other everyday thing you do in the bathroom. (Which is funny, because everyone told me that girls are so much easier to train than boys.) But there was no going back after attempting it so we needed to figure something out. Now, he pees just fine in the toilet, and will even use the little potty we got him for his room for when he’s supposed to be sleeping (he won’t let himself out of his room, and we wanted to avoid messes), but when it comes to poop, OOOH NOOO! • Have your child close her eyes, and take a few deep breaths … And then? It just wasn’t possible for us and it might not be possible for you. When your child is two, the skill is about learning how to use the potty for a part of candy. So it sounds like maybe the poop problem is partially “I like to squat” and partially “I want to control something that I know I can control”. So we ended up getting him this potty. House training (or potty training) is the number one concern new puppy parents have when they first bring home their puppy. Anyway, I have been wanting to write this blog for a while now. He still wears diapers for nap and for bedtime. I thought to myself “if getting a big Peppa Pig prize isn’t gonna make him want to go potty, then why would a sticker?”. She will tell us after she goes in a diaper or underwear and when we put her on a potty she will pee. You can involve your other kids as well as other people in the fun. For one, Molly’s school let us know that when the kids come back, they’re gonna have to wear Native shoes or Crocs because their wipeable. SO comfy! What we did is we essentially kept him naked for about the first two weeks. She finally started trying to… Read more ». I’ll say more on that in a minute. So at that point I figured what do I have to lose. But I’d say start with the sticker chart! He was very interested every time Molly went to the potty. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. It comes in 8 different colors and the style is soooo cute! He refused to go in a diaper. I will say the iPad distraction definitely helps but that alone wasn’t enough for him. So if he goes three times in one day he gets three stickers. Molly’s My Little Pony outfit is only $9 and comes with both the shirt and shorts! 1. I think that 2 weeks was the first sign that maybe he wasn’t totally ready. Stay in the loop on all things Ali! And like I mentioned above, it also really helped him for us to give him the iPad to play a game. At least he’s not twins, and at least he’s not throwing the poop. Don’t encourage anything that holds it in! I have never in my life heard of cutting a hole in the diaper so it goes into the potty! Then the poop is bigger, harder, and more painful to pass….and then? It did make the adjustment to the regular potty come quiker;) Have a wonderful weekend! This kid will wait for naptime or bedtime and proceed to take off (usually all) his clothes and crap on his floor. Now he goes every other day. Honestly, no. First, I’m no expert so my advice is purely from one mom to another. Heck, even Molly was miserable because she got no attention from us because we were hovering around Riley for every second. (Spoiler alert: There probably will be at some point.) Code Summer20 will get you 20% off what I’m wearing and everything on the site FYI. And I’ve had this hat for ever now! This is your child’s very own journey. https://www.mobafire.com/profile/rayenfizz-956003. My son also used to strip and poop and/or pee on the floor during every naptime – which meant I wound up shampooing the carpet pretty much every weekend. So then we started another awful cycle where he would ask for a diaper when he got uncomfortable and we can put it on him but then when he felt the urge to go he would cry for it off so we would take it off him and put him on the potty. Ha! I love that it is so comfortable especially since the one place I’m wearing this dress is at home, for now at least! This kid started rolling over toward the potty to poop there since five months! Squatting to poop is more comfortable for lots of folks. She barely had any pee accidents after she was potty trained. I’m not one of those people. Especially if it was a game he had never seen before. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I’ve written a blog post, I’m not even going to count Monday’s Bachelor blog because that one was a given! Potty Training Videos! Poop Training: My 26 months old has been pee trained for the last 2 months (even night), he goes on his own, I don’t even need to remind him to go or anything. I think I felt like I needed to try because we were in quarantine and he was showing signs. The top is also lightweight and can be worn when its hotter out or you could throw a cute jacket over top. If you have a big head get a medium. Also, sometimes you can’t go back. We use diaper at night. It is a little pricier than dresses I normally recommend but it is so gorgeous and the quality makes it absolutely worth it. I probably won’t go into too much detail on how we potty trained him to go pee, and focus mostly on how we trained him to go poop on the potty. From his earliest age my son preferred to stand and poop (we called his exersaucer the poopy chair because he would wait until we put him in there to poop). One dad attempts 3 day potty training on his 2.5-year-old daughter. If a poop on the floor happens, no reaction. They start always holding it in because it hurts to go. My son does love the book, “It Hurts to Poop,” and is really struggling to even FEEL like he has to go before his poop is big and hard and terrible to pass. We tried to just leave him alone, but he would just be crying telling us he needed to go to the potty – it wasn’t an option to leave him alone because he didn’t want to be alone. He loved the “water vacuum’, so he thought it was great fun to watch me use it. And every night before he got in the tub, he sat on the potty and went pee on command. Getting SOOOOO many DM’s about it and it’s from the same place where I got the outfit I wore Monday that I linked in my Bachelorette Post. Sometimes it’s a matter of control — the more you push her to poop, the more your tot enjoys her power to hold it in. 1. You’re worried about how you’ll ever be able to leave the house and keep a close enough eye on your toddler to be able to get them to a potty when they need to go. If your little one seems genuinely afraid of pooping on the potty, it is most likely a fear of the change in routine (pooping without diapers) or fear of the unknown ("What happens when my poop goes in the potty?") Also, do you have his room dark during naptime? It's only been about this past month or 2 since he'd been doing this. But he still was able to hold it for six days, and when he eventually went he would hold it for five days after that and then another five days. I work full time and she stays at home so I’m not able to help as much as I’d like. https://www.alimanno.com/blog/2020/08/06/potty-training-poop-problems What is funny in my household — no issue with #2 I think because we act like “celebrating poops” both kids will kind of compete, who poops more:) I can not believe how much time we talk about poops here I would definitely recommend book “Poop Or Get Off the Potty!” by Margaret McNamara. But it did not work for him because his poor little legs barely touched the ground, so he didn’t have a good leverage to push to go poop. Someone recommended these poop stickers to me which I think are pretty hilarious and they said their kid thought the poop stickers were super funny. There’s a lot to worry about! He was telling us when he had to pee. So I wanted to give as much info as I could. Changing to sitting is a difference that can be hard for kids. 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