Toddlers & Older Children <
14/01/2008 at 19:50
14/01/2008 at 20:53
15/01/2008 at 08:54
15/01/2008 at 09:38
06/08/2008 at 21:12
06/08/2008 at 23:07
I think that it's a strange feeling for them. My step son is potty trained but will still fight going for a poo. He will keep getting on and off the toilet all day. We just let him get on with it and he's getting much better. His mum took him to the doctors to get him some medicine for constipation but reading your threads he obviously didn't need it and never took it when he was with us.
Just keep putting them on the toilet and grit your teeth. They will have to go sooner or later and I know it sounds horrible but they will get the hang of it. On a more disgusting note, if you can get them sitting on a potty then it will be easier for them to go as they are squatting lower. You know when you are in labour and you just want to bear down? Well it's the same thing...
08/08/2008 at 13:39
08/09/2008 at 16:41
08/09/2008 at 20:49
My son's problem was that he kept going in his pants and not the toilet / potty. What we did and it did work,although it could get quite expensive, was to reward him after every time he managed to do a poo on the potty and not in his pants. We used Ben 10 toys, little ones, and let him choose one everytime. It sorted out the problem and we weaned him off a toy every time by saying that little ones had to add up to a big one to deserve a toy, then telling him we'd run out and eventually he forgot about the toys and going to the toilet was his new habit.
I suppose the other option, with a younger child that yo are at home with is to put them on the potty several times a day and encourage them to poo by offering bribes, oops, I meant treats(!). It needn't be chocolate, it could be a day out somewhere, a toy, a favourite TV programme.
Good luck girls, they will get there!
09/09/2008 at 15:13
30/09/2008 at 23:42
hiya guys i am new on ere and just signed up 2 night so please bare i me LOL
My son is 4 yrs old and goes to school full time. When he was in nursery he used to go to the toilet to poo and was doing really well hes used to poo on his potty some times and the odd accident in his pants and then the 6 weeks holidays came up and he started to poo in his pants the odd time again and then when he started school full-time and every night with out fail when he comes home from school he stands in the cornner of the room and hides and poos in his pants and then comes up to me and says pooed he as been doing this for a while know and i just dont know what to do !!!!!!
My health visitor came to see me and i told her about it and she told me to just take him to the toliet and not answer him or talk to him just change him and give him his clean pants and walk out and if he talks to you just egnore him completely its bluddy hard.
I have tried smiley stickers,treats,suprises, trips to the park, wackyware house etc and nowt seems to work
Has anybody got any advice i am really fed up and worried hes going to carry on at the age of 5-6
and i think i am preg again so the stress dont help either but i just get on with it even his teacher as been talking to him and it dont seem to have helped either.
would appreciate any advice thanks for reading this message
Claire and Josh
Oh yeh and one more thing anybody who knows who to do signatures wud they please be able to give me a hand in doing a few i wud be most grateful as i have no idea how to do them
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