DD been potty training since April when she was 2.4. Wees great no problems Poos - well thats another story she started ok ish but for the last 2 months we have had constant pooing in knickers at least 7 times a day (on days when she poos) the poos are very soft, and small in quantity. but its driving me insane and also unfair to ask childminder/grandparents to constantly clean dirty knickers. She does do larger poos in nappy over night.
TBH me and DP started losing temper with her and shouting (through pure frustration) I know that was wrong btw
Not sure is she is storing them up because she has an aversion to pooing on toilet, or if she is constipated and just leaking iyswim?
GP prescribed lactulose yesterday and I have put her back in pull ups- still treating these like knickers, i,e wees on toilet etc and she has no aversions to doing this- no wees in nappy yet and still acting as if she has knickers on.
on the Plus side, its easier to deal with poos, as we just throw them away.
Have I done the correct or am i going back a stage?? please advise or tell me I am doing the right thing
Seems like a good idea to me as you don't want her getting issues with pooing - but she's still weeing on toilet. she's only little and you have plenty of time so I'd leave it a few months, carrying on with what you are doing and then start again.
Hi Afraid i haven't got any answers to this, but going through a simialr thing.
DS is 2.5 and has been weeing in potty fine for few months and during day time naps too. So i decided to put him in pants and he was keen. There have been no poo accidents but I'm sure he's holding his poo in. He didn't have a poo for 4 days last week and before all this used to go every day.
We have no accidents cos he asks for a nappy on for a poo, although he doesn't always have one in the end.
Just wondered what people thought - wondered whether to go back to nappies full time for a bit, or whether to just say no nappies and help/make(!) him to see it's ok to poo on the potty.
TBH i think prob is cos he poos standing up with a nappy on and doesn't like the feeling sitting down. The other day he said (clutching his bum and looking in pain) - "i sat on some rocks" (we were at home!)
Anyway, sorry not to be helpful, but thought i'd add this to the mix!
you are doing the right thing. I would say she isn't quite ready for potty training (otherwise she wouldn't still be "training" 5 months on). eg. BabyDragon is 2.7 and it took about a week for her to be reliably trained. I would now say she's potty trained.
The situation you describe is the only time I think pull ups help potty training as they're a half way house between nappies and knickers. both DSs had 1 failed attempt at training followed by a couple of months in pull ups before actually being trained.
If she's frequently pooing in her knickers it sounds like she may not yet realise she's aware she's doing a poo. Before the age of 3 the bowel is sometimes not mature enough for her to be able to control it just yet. I think you've done completely the right thing by putting her back in nappies. Does she ever say she needs a poo at all ?
So the issue I have is that she is trained for wees just not poos.
So as long as I treat the nappies as knickers as far as the weeing is concerned and tell her wees are for the toilet and not in the nappy then maybe we are not taking a step back just a step to the side
yes it does sound like she doesn't have the bowel control yet. I would definately leave things are they are for now and wait until she tells you she needs a poo. By what you say, she's a very clever little girl and I'm sure as soon as she's aware she's doing it, you'll have no problems with this potty training lark !!
As I said before, 3 is the most common age to be gaining some bowel control so don't worry. You are doing all the right things.
I went back to pull-ups felt like a backward step but he still wee'd on loo, treat as pants. Took bigpush to get rid but my DS is 3.5 and knew it was time as very clever and well aware of bowel movements.
It doesnt matter, it saves chucking /washing pants. Try again soon