Fear of "Letting it Go"
Poop: Fear of going poop on the potty is actually a very common fear. Many toddlers ” hold in” their poop because they are afraid of letting it go. In theory, toddlers think of their poop as part of their body, so they are afraid a of them will fall into the toilet or potty. Scary, right?!
A toddler who is afraid of popping in the potty for fear that a piece of them will fall will typically be upset or even sad rather than excited after popping. She will also be reluctant or even really upset when asked to wave bye or flush the poop.
Pee: Peeing on the potty is a little bit easier for a toddler than pooping, but for some there’s still that fear of “letting it go”. The same as with poop, they are afraid of losing a part of themselves. The feeling of letting it go into something other than a diaper, can be very scary. The diaper makes your toddler feel secure. Warm pee or mushy poop up against their butt is how they know to eliminate themselves. Asking your child to just “let it go” into an open space, can be very frightening. Many toddlers are afraid of peeing on the potty
Fear of Potty Itself
Not all toddlers accept the potty right away. Some are really afraid of the potty. A fear of the potty itself can be caused by many reasons. First and foremost it’s an unfamiliar place for your child to do his/her duty. Your child is just not use to the idea of going pee or poop somewhere other than the diaper. Here are some other reasons:
Fear of Toilet
Fear of Public Bathrooms
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