Potty Training Diaries: Week 3 and a 1/2


Things are looking up. The stress has subsided (for the most part) and I’ve been doing a lot less laundry.  This is a result of Don starting to get the swing of things and the fact that I purchsed Don nearly 20 pairs of underwear and some extra pants…I’m 30 weeks pregnant, who has the energy!!

My guys pretty much got it down, all but the pooping.  He now announces that he must use the bathroom, we go, and most times, we make it in time for him to go.  He gets high fives, a sticker  and life is good.  I have also caught on and have him go before dinner, so I don’t have to get up in the middle of eating or before he starts watching a tv show, something he will not want to get up from.  He is also peeing standing…something he asked to do on his own! He asked to pee like Daddy.  Pretty awesome and he has fab aim!

As for the pooping, man, this phenomenon of holding it is tough! My poor guy continues to be constipated every other day, complaining that his butt hurts.  Yeah, I know it does…you’ve got to go to the bathroom!  He just hates pooping on the toilet, which I think is because it hurts so much when he finally does go…a vicious cycle that at this point has no end in sight.

If anyone has suggestions on overcoming the fear of pooping on the toilet, I’m all ears!

6 comments on “Potty Training Diaries: Week 3 and a 1/2”

  1. i had problems when i was a baby all through childhood. my mom used to give me prune juice EVERY night after dinner. it became a routine and we would watch wheel of fortune while i drank it 🙂 it helped though, it did.

    now, im an adult and i have IBS, so when i have stomach pains from not going….i rub my stomach clockwise (NEVER counter – very bad), sort of massage in small circles going and that helps the colon get things moving 🙂

    if all else fails (not sure if he can eat this at his age) but raisin brain will do the trick!

    hope this helps.

    1. Love the ideas of pears and “poor raisins”, thanks! Don stands on a step stool to pee…a well balanced kid.

  2. We have had to resort to Miralax a few times for poop issues…it’s not easy. Prunes are also effective, as are chocolate covered raisins (known as “poor raisins” in our house thanks to my grandmother, hahahahahaha)….good luck! SO exciting that you’re having success!! Yay!!

  3. Pooping on the potty takes so much longer… You cna help the constipation with pear juice or whole pear fruit twice a day. it may not help him go on the potty, but it will ease the constipation enough to make it easier. Good luck! We are slowly trying with Ava, and she is slowly getting the hang or it!

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