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Help! How can I change my 4yr old bowel habits?

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jeannieweanie Mon 22-Apr-13 21:08:02

I am at my wits end with my son, he has, for the last 5 months been opening his bowels between 4- 5am! He wears a pull up for night time, but by having a poo this early he is awake also! He is knackered and so am I!!! Anybody else heard of this problem?

ladycelestial Mon 22-Apr-13 22:31:38

You could try changing what time he eats his main meal. You could try giving him prune juice, or lots of fruit like grapes or oranges, which should get his bowels moving, with perhaps a different time of opening. Or you could try offering lots of whole grains and vegetables — and giving him more water each day. Good luck.

jeannieweanie Tue 23-Apr-13 07:56:52

Thanks, maybe I will change his main meal time, didn't think of that one!
He already eats lots of fruit and veg, if anything I have to cut down on fruit, he once ate 5 apples in one day! His stools tend to be very loose. I think this is just a habit he has formed and I don't know how to break it!!

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