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12/09/2013 at 06:07
Sorry for poo talk in a morning! My eldest is 4 in November and has always used the toilet for a number 2, apart from the odd accident. Recently he has been doing all of his number 2's in his pants, he did have a couple where they must of hurt him and I think this is why. I've tried reasurring him, talking to him holding his hand while he goes. He does all wee's on the toilet but not poo's. any ideas on how I can get him back on the toilet? Yesterday I did wrap up a present with a note from Santa saying he can open the present when he uses the toilet. He was so excited that Santa had delivered him a present early and agree to do his poo on toilet. No poo yesterday so he will most like do it this morningi when I ask him where should he do poo he says in the toilet not in pants. So he knows but just not doing it.
12/09/2013 at 09:14
Oh this is so sad. My son was still doing this (occasionally) when he was at primary school. Never happened at school. He struggled with going so he'd put it off and off and then get distracted and it would happen. I used to get him to sit on the loo and read or chat with him 3 times a day and no big deal if he did or didn't go but it gave him lots of time, relaxed time, as opposed to it being painful or a mad rush to get there in time. It did stop but I felt so sorry for him, he always felt so bad when it happened.
12/09/2013 at 10:31
That's a good idea to sit them on the toilet a few times to get them relaxed I will try that, thank you
12/09/2013 at 13:05
the good old sticker chart worked for my eldest's little regression. 10 stickers and he gets a present from the present box (dvds, books, small toys). I did start with 5 stickers to get a present when he was really really bad and within a week or so he had got it back under control. such a hard one to deal with when you know they know what they should be doing.
can you up his fruit intake to get things moving and softer? a few days of eating plums usually sorts it out if its got big and painful for him. also check he's drinking enough, when my eldest's poo gets hard and painful I usually find he hasn't drunk much.
hope it improves for you.
12/09/2013 at 13:19
Smoothies are a good way for getting fruit into them and help to shift things along, so to speak.
13/09/2013 at 17:38
Having the exact same problem with B (he will be 4 in November) wees no problem, and a while ago, he was doing poos on the toilet too.But now, every single one he does in his pants.
I ask him where poo goes and he says on the toilet, and when he poos his pants I ask why, he just replies "Because I did"
No idea what to do, have tried sweets, presents, taking things off of him but nothing works
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