So ..the more I have been analyzing DD's constipation issues..the more I come up with these reasons why she is having issues..one of them is the fact that when she is trying to poop ..she will is standing up and trying to go but I think she is clenching her butt cheeks making it hard for the poop to come out...I usually let her try for a good 5-10min and then there is nothing but a little poop on her diaper...when I see her straining again..I rush her to the potty and as soon as I sit her down ...she takes the biggest poop ever!!!!
The problem is she had started using the potty for #1 but not #2 so I just didn't push the potty anymore but now it is sometimes the only way to get all the poop out. Sometimes she asks to go to the potty when she has to go #2...sits and nothing comes of it..other times she clearly has to go #2, I ask her and she starts crying no...and thats when I have to take her anyways to get the poop out...I think the position of her squatting on the toilet because we have a step stool in front is what gets her bowel moving..so if she is just standing..nothing comes out and then she doesn't try again and then we have constipation...ugh
So how does your toddler poop? Standing, squatting, laying??
Do you have tricks to get them to squat?