Poop anywhere but the potty!
So my 2.4 year old has been ‘ready’ for potty training for a while, and took to peeing in the potty pretty much at her own initiative, and is doing great. However, pooping is a challenge: She mostly poops in her sleep, and I still have her in diapers at night and not started potty training her at night yet. Partly because she poops at night! She’s pooped in the bath once, and was pretty surprised. I was kind of relieved, as it was the first time she poops outside her diaper. We hadn’t started potty training yet. She pooped on the floor, but that was on the first day of trying our potty training, so wasn’t used to not having her diaper. My worry is what happened today: This evening, she ran around saying she needs to poop and saying she’s in pain in her bum- i was really worried but luckily stayed calm- I tried to sit her on the potty, on the potty seat on the toilet, encouraged her to squat or poop as she’s standing, even asked if she would like to poop in the bath..! She just wanted to be carried, so I carried her, massaging her stomach and rubbing her back as I walked around -big mistake- plop, plop, plop came some three pieces of smelly poop onto the floor, on her legs and my feet... the poop wasn’t hard, so I’m not sure why she was saying she’s in pain... Anyone have any similar experiences with poop? Any thoughts? How can I help her help herself?