He has a poo every morning at around 6am which wakes him up (and subsequently us). He still wears a nappy at night so he does it in that but obviously doing it must wake him up. This tends to be a huge poo and often the only one of the day.
He has always generally had one big poo a day and has phases when this may be - usually a regular time each day so I assume this will be the same - but I am not sure how long I can take 6am (or earlier) wake ups!!
You could try making him sit on the loo 20-30 minutes after a meal, usually breakfast if you have time.
We all have a gut reflex that is stimulated by eating, in that we poo what is remaining in the bowel about 20-30 mins after a meal. We tend to ignore this reflex and go when convenient, or when we really can't ignore it any longer.
By sitting on the loo after eating we can 'tune in' to this reflex again and it can be possible in children to start a sort of poo routine by triggering this reflex.
LLaregub I know some children are just early risers but he always slept until at least 6.30 before (which was just about bearable) and these earlier starts have coincided with the pooing at that time...so I put 2 and 2 together.
Singed I might try that.
Problem is, not only are me and DH getting tireder and tireder, so is DS1....I am sure he needs more sleep than that but he just won't can't go back to sleep once he has had a poo. And he will also often wake DS2 up so we end up with a grumpy baby too....aaaaah!