3 year old Poop Anxiety?

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Our son is now 3 and starting using the potty about 7 months ago (yes, I was late in starting the training). He is completely trained and has been for some time, including at night. My questions is, why does he still have anxiety about and try to hold in his poop? Sometimes he goes with absolutely no problem! Other times (like right now), I can tell he has to go (he becomes very inactive, just wants to snuggle on the couch, etc.) but he will NOT do it! I am doing my very best not to mention in or draw any attention to it. What gives?

One more question: my daughter will be 17 months soon, but is still crawling 95% of the time. Would you recommend waiting until she is a confident walker before starting potty training?

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