Yuck I know. But if you're not eating and don't mind a bit of poo talk ...
My 2 1/2 dd is recently potty trained (hurray!) but it means I've been noticing just what her poo consists of and have been slightly dismayed to see how much undigested food there is in there. Is that normal for a toddler? I know it is for a baby or when a child's first weaning ...
I think it's supposed to be quite common in adults, too... [insert disgusted smiley here]
Chris Green, I know his books aren't to everyone's liking, but he does say about poop that you should look at the top half of the child. If the top half is bright happy & growing well then it doesn't matter much what comes out the bottom end.
There's sweetcorn for sure and also some skins from red kidney beans and other 'unidentifiable floating objects'! Her poo's quite runny I guess. I never pass out anything that looks quite so overall 'grainy' as hers.
Blimey ... if you'd told me 3 years ago I'd be writing this I'd have fallen over backwards in disbelief!
do yu think chewing food more helps with digestion?
my ds usually always has whole peas and raisins - so I've started mashing some of his peas - as I presume if they come out whole - none of the vitamins would have been absorbed.
I think you've got a point. I'm not sure dd's big on chewing in general. She seems to let pasta, for instance, slide down whole. And a lot of things that need chewing like apple, she rapidly gets bored of and spits out.
my ds seems to swallow things fairly whole too! I give him something that I think he'll be chewing on for ages and bingo - its gone!
I'm sure they'll get better at it?? Although I do tend to eat quickly too and don't chew very much - maybe I need to take some of my own advice!
Hi there, hope you're still reading this. My ds had the same problem of runny poo for ages, starting at about 1 year. He was diagnosed with toddler diarrhea, quite common, just means lots of runny poos all through toddlerhood. Main symptom is lots of pieces of undigested food. The child is not actually ill and continues to thrive and gain weight. It apparently will just sort itself out in time. Hope this helps.