Feeling really desperate about this now so hoping someone can help. My little boy suffered from constipation when he was a baby but this is much improved with one sachet of movicol per day and his stool is now very soft. We started potty training around 12 months ago and he has never managed to poo in potty or toilet. He will only go in a nappy sitting on the floor (in the bathroom). He strains and grunts when he goes even though the stool is very soft - I’m not sure if this is because of the sitting position. I’ve tried getting him to sit on potty or toilet with nappy on but he refuses.
He will use the toilet to do a wee but this is also a bit of a battle. He would happily wee on the floor and will always say he doesn’t need to go even when it is very clear that he does. When I do get him to wee in the toilet, I’ve tried blowing games etc. To encourage poo but he bores of this pretty quickly.
I really don’t know how to move things forward - it feels like we are going backwards. He has worked out that if he tells me he needs a poo, he will get a nappy and now he sometimes says this just so he can do a wee in the nappy rather than go to the toilet.
He is genuinely fearful of doing a poo on the toilet but the wee issues seems like he just doesn’t want to be taken away from his play.
How do I progress from here?! Thanks for listening.