2.5yo with v v soft/runny poo - normal or not?

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LongTailedTit Mon 11-Nov-13 15:27:26

I'm wondering whether or not I should take DS to the doc about his poo - it's hardly ever 'formed' and is often completely liquid, is that normal at this age?

We've tried potty training in the summer (totally not ready) and again recently, and now he's able to do his wees in the toilet and the potty, and will even hold it (ie said he wanted a pee before putting his night nappy on at bedtime and held it while DH ran downstairs to get the potty!), but can't seem to tell when poos are coming, only telling me after.
He used to tell me every time he pooed "Big poo Mummy/Little poo Mummy" etc, now it's more 50/50, but he doesn't seem to know when it's coming.

He poos between 1-4 times a day, at unpredictable times, no regularity it seems.

For extra TMI, consistency is 'peanut butter' at best, watery with flakes at worst. Often acidy, which burns his bum a bit, fortunately he has amazing skin which heals v fast.
Very occasionally he does a formed poo, but they're still pretty soft. I poo diamonds so may be a bit unsure of 'normal' iyswim!

Do you think I should see the doc about this?

He's never had a vomiting bug, but this is like living with constant diarrhoea.
He's a skinny boy, but on 9th centile for height and weight, and has always been a small eater so I'm not really concerned about his size.
Pretty good diet, only dislikes sausages (weirdo), doesn't drink enough IMO, I keep citrus to a minimum as I think it makes the burny poos worse, and he loves bananas and scrambled eggs ('binding' foods I've been told, but obv not in the same meal!!).

Help please? thanks

LongTailedTit Mon 11-Nov-13 15:33:51

Have posted the same OP in Children's Health if that's ok.
T'other thread

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