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Nappy changing / potty training: "poo face"

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SproutingParsnip Tue 05-Apr-16 21:51:40

My DD, now 16mo, has been 'sat' on a potty from about 8mo when she was regularly moving her bowels at the same kind of time each day (after breakfast and dinner) and for her 'waking up wee'. It's saved me lots of wet wipes in cleaning up nappy squished poo!

She started nursery (4 full days/week) at 11mo and initially they were also very good at managing to catch both wee and poo on the potty. More recently she's been getting a red bum crack as she's obviously pooing in between the two hour nappy checks.
The thing is she makes a massive squirmy "poo face" before one is due to come out, so I know to rush her to the bathroom. Shouldn't her nursery nurse be looking out for that kind of sign too? Just wondering.

insancerre Wed 06-Apr-16 20:15:10

No not really
You have one child
They have many more
It maybe that they don't actually notice her poo face as they are occupied with another child or they may not have the staff to enable them to rush her to the loo

Monkeymonstermum Fri 08-Apr-16 15:28:45

No way!
I know this is quite an old fashioned thing that people used to do but I don't know anyone who does now and I think totally unreasonable to expect nursery to be able to do this as they have other children to attend to. Once she has done a poo however I would expect her changed promptly. Also, she may well be more distracted at nursery as they're generally so busy with all the activities on offer so she may not make such an obvious face...

Iguessyourestuckwithme Fri 08-Apr-16 15:47:01

If you have 1 child and the time / inclination to do elimination control then do it but if you're going to have other people look after your children then you can't insist they spend all day watching for your child to pull a face. Have you ever tried looking after 11 one year olds?

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