May 29, 2012
I have a 2.5yo toddler, who - while very adept at going Number 1 at the potty (since he was 2years, 3 months old, same age as his two older siblings) - is not fond of going Number 2 at the potty. Even his teachers have commented, praising his quick progress at peeing at the potty, but wondering whether he is successfully pooping at home in the potty? He doesn't at school.
On a few occasions, I have cleaned up a crusty brown butt (ew!). But, the other day, when he dropped poo three separate times in his fireman underwear, I thought: c'mon, boy! What is it? Are you uneasy with Number 2 on the potty, sitting instead of standing? Do you hate the sensation? Are you too busy playing to stop, sit, poop, wash hands then go back to playing?
I am curious with other parents' experiences with poop in pants as well as approaches to ensuring butts free of crusty, smooshed poo!