Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Potty training

This is getting brutal. Drew is three. Drew still poops his pants. I ask the kid every hour if he needs to poop. He says, no. Let's sit on the potty and try. No. I don't need to. Ok, Drew.

Then Drew performs the great escape. He sneaks into some corner of the house and cranks one out. I'm not sure what the deal is. He goes #1 just fine.

Daina and I are at our wits end. We have offered Caroline and Bella $5 each if they can get him to poop on the potty. They are pumped! They are to ask him constantly about going to the bathroom.

Any suggestions out there are welcome...

5 comments:

linda said...

It worked for you, so maybe it will work for Drew. When he's home, keep his pants off-underwear too. Chances are he will resist pooping on the floor. If he does have a "problem", have him help with the clean-up. (Making him do it himself seems mean.) You never had that situation- you simply wouldn't go on the floor. Within a week, we put your pants back on and you continued to use the potty.
One more thing- maybe he can sit on the regular potty (with one of those seats) and enjoy the flushing and saying "bye poop!". You LOVED that!
I love that some of your friends will be reading this.
Mom

erica said...

Potty training advice AND embarrassing details of your childhood...wow. God bless the Blog!

Garity said...

This is the best blog ever...your mom needs to be a guest poster. I'll have to make a mental note not to read your blog anymore while pregnant without Depends though...on that note...

As for the potty training, as a mom of 3 boys my best advice would be to say whatever you do, don't force him, make him think he is in complete control of when he decides to do it on his own. Why boys are so stubborn is beyond me but small rewards and lots of praise worked wonders for me after we screwed up our first son with a potty complex until he was 4 1/2. 3 and a half is still normal for boys to be getting things perfect with potty training so you still have time. I'm liking the whole pants/underwear off idea...that's brilliant.

Josh Fleming said...

Wow. Lots of advice. Lots of embarrassment.

whitney and brooks said...

ha. this is great