A member asked:

My 3.5 yo son is potty trained for pee (has been for 6+ months) but absolutely refuses to poop in the potty. he is not constipated. what can we do?

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Dr. Mark Lacambra answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Be Patient!: Trying anything but subtle encouragement will likely cause the opposite effect! at his age i would guess that only 1/2 of all boys are fully trained. Leave the potty available to him, offer privacy, and recognize his cues for a pending bm to suggest a sit on the potty. You might consider a star chart (star on the chart for each movement he does on the potty, but avoid treats as rewards.

Answered 5/14/2016



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