Re: Is this normal for a toddler?
Sherri-Lynn, is your daughter constipated? Is she having regular, soft BM's? Sounds to me like she might be holding in her BM's and is having some discomfort as a result.
In any case, I most definitely would NOT think about toilet training at least until this phase passes. Personally, I think that she's too young for any serious toilet training anyway. Maybe setting out a potty chair and letting her sit on it when she wants, but I wouldn't pressure her to use it at this age. Just my 2 cents.