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horace Wed 14-Oct-09 17:37:30

my 2yo ds has jst started smearing poo all over his bed room. this is the 3rd time in 6 days. he does it when he's put up for a sleep. allover himself, walls, toys furniture. am at wits end anyone help?

PoisonToadstool Wed 14-Oct-09 17:38:42

Can you wait until he's pooed before putting him down for a nap?

horace Wed 14-Oct-09 17:48:10

have tried rthat. he has recently stopped sleeping in a cot. he does not poo at same time every day now. he did it yesterday whilst eating his tea. i was just loading dishwasher. hands straight down back of nappy and smeared on table. it's driving me mad. i work have three kids and this is sending me over the edge. i know i sound like a loony but i feel like one!!!

horace Wed 14-Oct-09 17:49:30

am sure it's attention seeking. but just can't egnore this. sorry for crap typing/spelling but am in a rage

Trikken Wed 14-Oct-09 17:51:32

my ds was really bad for doing this, and now he is 3 has only just stopped, we still get the occasional smear but nothing of what it was. just bought him a duvet cover of toy story so he loves it, and wants to keep it clean. think this is helping but at 2 your ds is probably too little to do this. unfortunately no matter what we tried, waiting for him to poo before his nap didnt help, he'd always manage to make more to smear. telling him off didnt work as he seemed to like doing it. hopefully your ds will only do it for a short phase, sorry i couldnt be of more help.

3littlefrogs Wed 14-Oct-09 17:52:21

Can you put him in a babygro, and put it on back to front? He wont be able to undo it. If you sew socks onto the cuffs, that will make it even more tamperproof.

Trikken Wed 14-Oct-09 17:53:17

ignoring never worked either, cos then he thought we were giving him free reign to do it.

horace Wed 14-Oct-09 17:58:24

oh god can't do this for another year. he sleeps in a baby grow at night. have thought about getting some of those vests with poppers on. do they make those for 2 yo? or a straight jacket?

it's nice to know he's not the only one in the bobby sands fan club. perhpas it's a political staement?

horace Wed 14-Oct-09 17:59:10

i think he likes poo is that normal?

3littlefrogs Wed 14-Oct-09 18:00:10

Yes - they make popper vests for 2 yearolds. I had them for all mine.

horace Wed 14-Oct-09 18:02:20

off to tesco's then. am laughing about the back to front babygros now. would get some funny looks on school run and the the park. feel have to nip in the bud

3littlefrogs Wed 14-Oct-09 21:52:04

Beleieve me - a straight jacket would have been brilliant for ds2 grin

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Thu 15-Oct-09 09:36:02

Dungarees might help for during the day if you don't want to have to change him into a babygro?

Don't have experience of this, but toddlers don't have hugely long memories so I reckon if you can stop him doing it for a while (maybe 2-3 weeks or so??) that might well be enough to break the habit and make him forget about it. Fingers crossed..

Trikken Thu 15-Oct-09 11:27:27

even putting him in gros and dungerees didnt help for mine, he could always find some way in, little monkey!

horace Fri 16-Oct-09 13:47:24

well so far so good,

combination of vests with poppers and dungarees in the day, babygros at night along with watching like a hawk

seems to be working.

mind you he's only pooed once since weds.
will let you know how we get on.

they don't appear to do toddler straight jackets - not even ebay and i thought the sold everything on there.

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