Give your child more responsibility for cleaning themselves up after using a nappy (diaper). It is important that the child learns to self-manage this unpleasant task. It then in turn makes using the toilet a more desirable choice. Avoid creating anxieties over touching faeces. Encourage hand washing after passing motions but try not to worry about accidental or purposeful contamination during cleaning process. Discuss each poo matter-of-factly.
Keep a record of bowel movements
Keep a diary of when your child passes a motion to see if there is a pattern to this. If there is, predict when your child will next need to defecate and encourage them to be sat on the toilet at the appropriate time.