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Toddler poo consistency

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Needadvicetoleave Sat 28-Oct-17 21:40:28

I'm not the poo troll. Someone on my other thread suggested a food allergy and a thread on cloth nappies suggested most toddler poop is mostly sold.

AIBu to think my toddler 22months may not be normal as his poo is mainly runny?

What's a normal consistency for a 2 yo?

DS is 25% solid.

KalaLaka Sat 28-Oct-17 21:41:45

What does his daily diet consist of? Doesn't seem right, no.

Changerofname987654321 Sat 28-Oct-17 21:42:13

What do you mean DS is 25% solid?

Does he eat a lot of fruit as this can cause runny poo.

justtowarm Sat 28-Oct-17 21:43:28

My 22 months old hardly ever has solid poops and his poops always smell grim. I have been told it’s normal.... but even if it is it’s horrible confused

dementedpixie Sat 28-Oct-17 21:43:31

Toddler diarrhoea?

dementedpixie Sat 28-Oct-17 21:44:06

supposed to be helped by more fat and less fibre

walkinginshadows Sat 28-Oct-17 21:46:16

Possibly is toddler diarrhoea.

fretfulsmarties Sat 28-Oct-17 21:47:48

My toddler's was rarely solid. It's less noticeable now she's potty trained. It wasn't runny like diarrhoea all the time, but soft enough not to hold its shape in a nappy. I used cloth and was forever scraping it off - none of this 'just tip it down the toilet' luxury for me! She has always been a fruit fiend though - 4 portions of fruit a day, plus salad so I attributed it to that.

LtGreggs Sat 28-Oct-17 21:50:11

There's a thing called 'toddler diarrhoea' - my DS1 (now a strapping 10yo) had mostly sloppy poo aged 2 / 3 (and beyond that probably - I guess I stopped looking!). Guts are still a bit immature and if they get the water balance a bit wrong it apparently doesn't take much extra water in the poo before it becomes non-solid. The advice to us was that, if the child is otherwise well & thriving, there's no need to worry and they will probably just grow out of it over time. Our GP also said that some people are just more 'that way inclined', and better that than constipated.

All that said - definitely seek advice if the child does not seem well in other respects.

Needadvicetoleave Sat 28-Oct-17 21:52:24

Diet is usually (nursery, 4 meals a day) white toast + 2 portions of fruit for breakfast, lunch is curry and rice, corn beef hash, fish fingers mash beans and pudding (yogurt, cake, mousse, ice cream, fruit), snack of beg sticks, fruit, chips and dip etc, then tea of sandwiches. Supper is fruit and a weetabix.

I'd say 2 -3 portions of fruit in the week, less at weekends.

Needadvicetoleave Sat 28-Oct-17 21:53:28

He does like his water!

Cineraria Sat 28-Oct-17 21:58:00

My two year old produces homous consistency poo typically. It got a bit more solid toward the end of my pregnancy with his brother when my milk turned to colostrum, so I think it's partly due to breastmilk, partly due to the fact that he produces a lot of stomach acid (he is on Omeprazole for this) and partly due to his vegetarian diet. We also use cloth nappies but luckily for me he hasn't liked pooing in them since he started on solid food and cleaning a grotty potty isn't too much trouble.

WhatwouldAryado Sat 28-Oct-17 21:58:03

Mine were/ are fruit fiends and veg fiends and all fairly solid.
Definitely a noticeable difference on heavy water days.

Candlelight234 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:00:15

That's a lot of fruit & veg, which will includes lots of fibre. I would be thinking its due to diet.

dementedpixie Sat 28-Oct-17 22:00:23 pdf file from nhs

CountDuckulaTheSqueaky Sat 28-Oct-17 22:02:52

I'd get him tested for cystic fibrosis. DS1 has it and he cried the first time he went on the toilet after the medication started working, "Mummy, it hurts!" He'd never felt it before.

What does it smell like? DS1's smelt like vomit.

Needadvicetoleave Sat 28-Oct-17 22:04:19

Yep hummus, occasionally Nutella.

I'll try cutting the fruit.

Needadvicetoleave Sat 28-Oct-17 22:08:28

count I'll check the red book but I'm pretty sure he was tested at birth.

CountDuckulaTheSqueaky Sat 28-Oct-17 22:18:24

I hope so. Not all health authorities include it in the Guthrie test.

dementedpixie Sat 28-Oct-17 22:18:38

Did you read the link? Certain fruits are ok, others not so good

Needadvicetoleave Sun 29-Oct-17 19:40:13

Yes dementedpixie thanks for that. Had never heard of toddler diarrhea (as in different to a toddler having diarrhea).

CountDuckulaTheSqueaky Sun 29-Oct-17 19:51:13

DS1 was dismissed as having toddler diarrhoea at first.

Wattonearth Sun 29-Oct-17 20:03:40

My DS1 suffers from toddler diarrhoea started at about 1.5-2yrs and I cut out the following foods and it made such a difference: Apples, peas, raisins, whole meal bread, weetabix, sweetcorn, grapes and baked beans. I have attached nhs info...
Honestly worth cutting these out. Anything high in fibre and he has the runs again and he’s 3.5 now. Thank goodness I was given this info otherwise I don’t think he would have been potty trained and it was just awful for him. Really hope this helps x

Shouldnotwouldnot Sun 29-Oct-17 20:04:00

Hang on. Soft peanut butter consistency poo is the ideal in a young toddler. Their poo shouldn’t be solid like an adult, that’s too constipated for them. Just google it, I think NHS covers it

Wattonearth Sun 29-Oct-17 20:05:11

Sorry just realised I have cross posted the link. X

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