I was told that they tell us when theyre ready, I am waiting for my toddler to let me know. So far she has gotten to the point that she wants her diaper changed asap when its poop...I have no clue what to do next. I have her sit in her potty but it is still just a game for her.
I definitely think it is important not to force your child or they might withdraw, but if poo is making her uncomfortable then help her and yourself (trust me, world without poo diapers is like heaven on earth!) and try and beat her to it. One thing our sitter always said was to give them about 20-30 mins after they eat. This is an ideal time to sit them to poo. It may take a while in the beginning and of course it feels like more of a game. Some people have even told me they have read to their kids on the potty. I didn't do that because I foresaw years of having to sit in the bathroom reading a story smelling stinky poo. But if you think that will keep your child distracted long enough to maybe go, you can give it a try.
Again, it really is about making life easier for you and your child. If it becomes like a job then something has to change but as long as it seems fun and you celebrate like CRAZY when they successfully do anything in the potty it will be nice for everyone. On the flip side, don't react if nothing happens. Just pulls panties back up and start over later.
Hope this helps.
PS- i don't know how old your toddler is but my 15 month old has been sitting on the potty for about 2-3 months with no intentions of doing anything more than just her getting used to the idea of the potty. Even if this is the stage where your toddler is currently, it is a good idea to just let her get used to the idea of a potty and she will soon be looking for it to go on her own. GOOD LUCK :)
clkeyzer said:I was told that they tell us when theyre ready, I am waiting for my toddler to let me know. So far she has gotten to the point that she wants her diaper changed asap when its poop...I have no clue what to do next. I have her sit in her potty but it is still just a game for her.