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A 21-year-old female asked:

What's a good way to get my 3 yr old to poop in the potty he refuses to go please help me!

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Dr. Frank Pancotto
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Metamucil: Try some metamucil and apple sauce daily should make him want to go and sit him on toilet.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Reward/assist: At least 25% of kids are not potty trained at three.Poop is the last function for most to acquire. Those who hover or put them on the potty every hour often delay the process by a year or more. If you rehearse and have the equipment readily available, he will go when he's ready.Offer to help if he needs it and let him choose the timing. Reward with stars for attempts and special treat for success.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2013

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