Help! My Toddler Won’t Poop in the Potty

  1. Kristin says:

    Hi! My just turned 5 year old will poop on the potty with a pull up on, but totally resists to the point of screaming and crying if I ask him to go without the pull up. I’ve even tried cutting a hole in it but he still refused. We have done potty sitting time (we’re up to 3 minutes) without the pull up and he does it, but will not try. Recently, we ran out of pull ups to which we agreed no more pull ups. Now he is holding his poop but it’s coming out everytime he passes gas. Hence, a lot of
    accidents! I’m worried it will get worse before it gets better. Any suggestions?

    • Anna says:

      Hi there! I am having the same issue with my 5 year old. He will sit or stand next to the potty with his pull up on. Refuses to go poop in the potty no matter what. I even offered to try the cut a hole in diaper method. I need help.
      My first child went at 2 years old and my youngest watches him a lot use the bathroom no problem. Pooping is just a huge issue for him. What can I do.

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