Help, I am potty training my son....

March 21, 2007 5:35pm CST
I am in the process of currently "trying" to potty train my 2 and a half year old son. He is good about going pee by himself and on the potty.. However, we are having an issue with him feeling comfortable to poop on the potty. He will either poop his pants or find random places in our apartment to "leave a log". He is going to be starting pre-school in the fall, and I am worried, that he will be the only kid in his class wearing a diaper.. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might be able to get him to feel comfortable enough to use the potty for pooping?
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26 Mar 07
I raised two children by myself as a single parent and found raising the boy to potty training was harder for me since I had no examples to show him how to do it. Now I am blessed with a granddaughter that I am currently trying to potty train. She is almost 3 years old and still not potty trained, well she goes sometimes but not all the time. Best thing I found was to be consistent with her and to always, always reward them when they go. We give my granddaughter candy since this is a real treat for her and we limit the amount she has. But now when she goes she comes to us and asks us for candy (which we keep in the house just for her). I will tell you that boys are harder and even though you may have him potty trained during the day, the nighttime is a different deal. My son (who is now 25 years old) wet his bed until he was 5 years old. I think punishing them for doing this is counterproductive so I never did. But I would make sure your little one wears a pull-up when he is down for a nap or for the night. Good luck with that, but it is not uncommon for boys to not be potty trained until they are older than girls.