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We’re still working hard at potty training CJ. He has no problem going pee in the toilet and staying dry through the day but he doesn’t poop in the toilet. He can make it through the whole day without an accident. The poop accident usually occurs after he gets home from school. We have him sit on the potty every half hour. The timing never works. He’ll sit on the potty for as long as we make him and doesn’t poop. Within minutes of getting up he has an accident. Because of this we’ve had him in Pull-ups at night, until recently. The problem is, he’s outgrown them. One cheek literally sticks out, uncovered. So I started looking for an alternative. While in the grocery store I decided to take a look at Depends, which I saw had a type of adjustable underwear. I picked up a package of the smallest ones they make and brought them home.
As soon as CJ saw the Depends he got very upset. I put them on him the first night shortly before bed. Not fifteen minutes later he came out into the living room with no pants on. No pants, and no Depends underpants. Naked, that is. We asked him where the pull-up was. He pointed at his privates, said “no pants” and marched back into his room. He brought a pair of big boy underwear out, which he wears to school every day, and said “pants”. We got underwear and put them on, explaining for the gamillionth time that he needs to try hard to poop when he goes to the potty. Fifteen minutes later he has an accident and we’re back to scrubbing poopy underwear.
So I had a bright idea. I figured if we put the Depends on him enough and he hated them enough he’d start pooping in the potty. Nope. That hasn’t worked. So far all we’ve accomplished is spending money on Depends for him to take them off and run around naked. For some reason that we haven’t been able to figure out, he HATES the Depends. So right now we’re letting him wear the underwear, because it’s better than cocoa puffs on the floor. This of course means that we’re still scrubbing underwear. Anyone have a suggestion for something he might wear at night and not hate? He’s pretty tiny and 70 pounds.