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getting him to poop on the potty Mama*Kayla* 2 kids; Ontario 292 posts
27th Jul '13

we started potty training my son on the 20th of this month and has been doing awesome. he wakes up with a dry pull up, asks to go to the bathroom and never has any accidents except when he has to poo. he just wont go on the potty and its driving me nuts cus he would be completly trained right now except he still poops in his pants. anyone have any idea on how to get to him to go on the toilet? TIA

1stTimeBabyMaker 1 child; California 4230 posts
status 27th Jul '13

Maybe try giving him a tiny lollipop (or any food he really likes) when he goes as a reward and then he'll want to poop in the potty to get a yummy treat(:

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
27th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama*Kayla*:</b>" we started potty training my son on the 20th of this month and has been doing awesome. he wakes up with ... [snip!] ... trained right now except he still poops in his pants. anyone have any idea on how to get to him to go on the toilet? TIA"</blockquote>




It took a few weeks for my son to finally poop in the potty he was soooo scared of it. Just keep trying. I had a basket of little dollar tree toys he got to pick from to play with while he was sitting to take his mind off of it.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4626 posts
27th Jul '13

I wish I had advice for you. Unfortunately, I have a 4 year old boy who is potty trained with peeing but not pooping. I have YET to figure out the magic secret. I have tried everything from putting him in underwear full time, lollipops, candy, chocolate, reward charts, taking his favorite toy or tv show from him, tempting him by telling him he can't start school till he poops on the potty, disciplining him when he purposely goes poop without telling me......nada has worked. He is a stubborn little boy. What I will say is Idk how old your LO is but boys in general tend to be harder to train than girls. So he might just not be ready fully to poop on the potty yet. Keep working with him and be consistent whatever you do.

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
27th Jul '13

Try to recognize the signs of when he needs to go (certain time of the day, sneaks off and hides, stops what he's doing, face turning red)... whatever it may be, and take him to the potty at those times. A lot of kids are scared of pooping on the potty, it's odd. Take books with you, sit with him and read or color or sing or whatever.
Set up a reward system. We used marshmallows with my stepson. He loves marshmallows, but they were only for pooping, not peeing. It has to be different and special.
Is he in underwear all the time?

Mama*Kayla* 2 kids; Ontario 292 posts
28th Jul '13

thank you ladies and yes he is in underwear full-time and loves the fact that he doesn't have to wear diapers anymore. we have a potty chart so if he pees-he gets a sticker, if he poops-he gets a special kind of sticker and same thing happens if he wakes up with a dry pull-up. but im going to try and see if the treat thing works, hopefully it will!