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Tips and Tricks to Get Your Toddler to Poop in the Potty

By Beth Anne Ballance |

It’s the Holy Grail of potty training.  The laying of the golden egg.  The final bridge to cross before your kid can safely enter the real world in undies.

It’s the poop in the potty and it’s the most maddening, frustrating, exasperating aspect of parenting for many, many toddler parents.

Here are some ideas to get your toddler to poop in the potty:

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Get Your Toddler to Poop in the Potty


No kid goes to college still pooping in diapers. REMEMBER THAT.

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3 thoughts on “Tips and Tricks to Get Your Toddler to Poop in the Potty

  1. Jenny says:

    I needed this post. We are still struggling to master the #2. It’s been 2 months or so that DS has been trained for #1 and nothing for #2… until this weekend. I knew he needed to go. He even told me he needed to go, which he never does. So I put him on the potty and we said lets listen for the plop. He got really still and concentrated on making that plop. It worked twice that weekend! We’ve had some accidents since, so it’s not fool-proof but he loved getting a big treat after hearing the plop. :) Good luck with Harrison.

  2. Lisa says:

    We (I) stressed about poopinthepotty for so long. He pee trained months before he poop trained. Treats, bribes, books, praise, games… nothing worked for months. He would not poop on the potty. Until one day he was home with dad all day and I get a text with a picture of the turd in the potty. They just have their own timing and I’m pretty sure my stress was probably delaying the process. Once I was out of the equation for the day and he could relax without me harping on where he was to drop his load, viola.

  3. E says:

    The letting them watch suggestion made me laugh. I can’t remember the last time I peed or pooped alone. I have no choice but to let them watch. My little one even offers to “bipe” (wipe) for me.

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