Potty training ideas for pooping
Sometimes it’s a matter of control — the more you push him to poop, the more your tot enjoys his power to hold it in. Fear might also be a factor — some kids have trouble pooping because they’re afraid their tush will fall in the toilet.
1. Motivate with a treat. Casually offer an incentive — a sticker on a chart for every successful sitting. Cash them for a bigger prize.
2.If your tot is having trouble pooping because he’s afraid of falling in, make sure the potty seat fits your toilet well and isn’t shaky.
3.Don’t get angry. Don’t scold your child or make her feel ashamed. Your little one isn’t doing this on purpose, he isn’t trying to make you mad, and he doesn’t understand how to solve this any more than you do
4.Be sure your child eats plenty of fibre-rich foods every day: vegetables (especially raw ones), fruit, whole grains, brown rice, and oats are some examples. Avoid giving your child junk food, refined sugar, sugary fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate to avoid constipation.
5.If your child has been constipated apply petroleum jelly or nappy ointment to her rectum before potty visits.
6.Make sure your child has plenty of daily exercise, which stimulates digestion, prevents constipation, and is necessary for proper elimination.
7.Take your child to the potty first thing in the morning and ten to 30 minutes after a full meal when BMs are likely to happen.
8.Teach your child to go when the urge hits. Explain that the poo is trying to come out and she should go right to the potty.
9.Make sure that your child’s legs are comfortable and knees are slightly apart and that feet are firmly planted on the floor or a sturdy stool.
10.Play soothing music during potty sits.