Posted in Potty Training, Preschoolers

Poop training

Hi Need recommendations/advice. We r in process of potty training my almost 3 year old baby. He wears underwear. Accident are far in between. But we hv to take him every hour. He won’t tell us he need to go to pee... how can I get him to tell us? Poop on the other hand is a disaster. He will go n hide n do it. Then he get so disgusted when ur taking his pans off. I keep talking to him, but no response. Initially when we started he would tell me but then he stopped. Any advice would be appreciated

  • Julie
    Jun 24

    Have you tried talking about it when you go?? My daughter is super interested in all bodily functions (which I hope is normal!) so I will talk about it whenever I have to go and I let her come in and watch me (“let” as if I have a choice). My husband is a lot more squeamish about it and will often try not talking about it...when she’s alone with him she has a lot more accidents. I have found that by talking about pooping and how I always poop in the toilet because that’s the best way to do it so I don’t get messy, etc etc just helps her realize she should do it there too whenever she can. As for telling me she has to poop or pee, she calls both poop and pee, pee and she seems to tell me almost every time and I am honestly not sure how this happened....maybe it’s just because I talk about it and maybe it’s because she’s in daycare and their potty area is in the room and very obvious. The other option that I saw on here and haven’t had to employ yet myself is to put the potty chair in the area where he goes and hides. I remember one user on here giving that piece of advice as it was the best way for her to get her son to be okay with going poop on the potty, I think she said that she put the chair in his bedroom closet.

  • Julie
    Jun 24

    Oh a mom at my daycare also told me that she uses the pee and poop sign language with her son and he is a lot more receptive to signing it rather than saying it. So you could try that too maybe?? Good luck mama!! Why don’t these kids come with manuals!? Lol.

  • Clari
    Jun 25

    How I did it with my daughter is like rewarding her if she told me. And always constantly ask if they need to use the bathroom. But for example I would tell her if you tell mommy you need to go pee pee or poo poo then I’ll give you a piece of candy or we will go to store for a little toy which I will go to the dollar store cause if I went to target or Walmart she would always want the big toys and eventually will be pricey but also I would always remind her about it like if you tell mommy you need to go pee or poo I’ll give you this or that and eventually she would just tell me “mommy I’m going pee or poo” or she sometimes would even ask for permission to go pee or poo and then she just calls me when she done so I can go clean her. It’s a working process but sometime you have to reward them on certain thing so they can do it and get that it’s like good job. And then also after she would go tell me and done using bathroom I’ll tell her good job and offer her if she wants a little piece of candy or a toy so they can remember what they did it good.