Reply
Am I doing the right thing? lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 5922 posts
17th May '13

My son is almost 3.5 and refuses to poop on the potty. He knows when he has to go, asks for a diaper, then goes into the bathroom and poops. He will sit on the toilet, but not poop.



He used to be afraid to use the toilet to pee at first until i just took away his little toilet. He started to pee and i pulled him up to the big toilet, and he's been using it ever since. I have a feeling its going to be the same way with pooping - he just needs to do it once and he'll be fine.



Today he asked for a diaper at 2:30, I said no that he was a big boy and needed to use the toilet. It's now 6 and he still hasn't gone.



Am I doing the right thing by not giving in or should I give him a diaper?

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th May '13

They say when they're ready they will do it. At 3.5 I think your doing the right thing!

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 5922 posts
17th May '13

He still hasn't gone, and he really needs to go. I might break down and put one on him, but I really really don't want to. Frustrating.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th May '13

As I am sure you know from trying to hold it he will have to go eventually. Put him in the toilet every half hour! He will go eventually!

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 5922 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" As I am sure you know from trying to hold it he will have to go eventually. Put him in the toilet every half hour! He will go eventually!"</blockquote>




I broke down and gave him one. It was almost time for bed, and he wears pull-ups to bed so i knew it was inevitable. He would scream and cry everytime I'd put him up there. He did promise to go poop tomorrow though. Haha. We'll see.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5; 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lamr - 02-08-13-21:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" As I am sure you know from trying to ... [snip!] ... inevitable. He would scream and cry everytime I'd put him up there. He did promise to go poop tomorrow though. Haha. We'll see."</blockquote>



Awww maybe he will try! Boys are so damn persistent!

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 5922 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lamr - 02-08-13-21:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... promise to go poop tomorrow though. Haha. We'll see."</blockquote> Awww maybe he will try! Boys are so damn persistent!"</blockquote>




No kidding. I thought I was stubborn, but this kid is insane!