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18 month DS poo'ed himself in his sleep

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sphinxster Thu 20-Apr-17 22:46:54

DS has never poo'ed in his sleep. I've just gone in to check on him watch him sleeping & kiss him goodnight and his bedroom stank of shit. He's had a poo and is sleeping soundly. He hasn't cried out at all tonight so it seems he's done it in his sleep.

Normal? Worrying?

Justmuddlingalong Thu 20-Apr-17 22:49:50

He's never ever poo'ed in his sleep since he was born? I would say that was very unusual.

PickAChew Thu 20-Apr-17 22:51:02

Absolutely normal!

gamerchick Thu 20-Apr-17 22:52:02

Never? confused hmm

OccasionalNachos Thu 20-Apr-17 22:54:10

Very normal indeed. Any dietary changes/other routine changes/unusual activies that could have delayed or brought on a vowel movement? But really nothing to worry about!

OccasionalNachos Thu 20-Apr-17 22:54:49

*bowel movement. Not some kind of Vorderman/Reilly weirdness

twattymctwatterson Thu 20-Apr-17 22:55:20

Why would it be worrying?!

Gallavich Thu 20-Apr-17 22:56:17

He's a baby! confused

GolyHuacamole Thu 20-Apr-17 22:57:25

If he was 18 years yes, but 18 months no. Bless him he's still only little.

HeyRoly Thu 20-Apr-17 22:59:31

Totally normal. My DD used to do it loads. She was a bit of a poo withholder and it used to come out when she was sleeping and relaxed. If I had a pound for every time I walked into a stinking bedroom and had to rouse a sleeping child to change her nappy in the dark, I'd have a fair few quid.

elephantoverthehill Thu 20-Apr-17 23:02:02

I assume he is wearing a nappy. So what's the problem? Or is he potty trained already?

sphinxster Thu 20-Apr-17 23:02:37

He's got a cold and has been eating a lot of weetabix (his comfort food). Probably need to cut back on that before I get myself into a frenzied panic.

And no, he's never been a nighttime poo'er. He spent a while in NICU so I don't know about when he was a very newborn but since we got him home he's always been a once a day boy.

sphinxster Thu 20-Apr-17 23:04:08

He's in a nappy, it's not a problem in that respect .It's just very unusual for him.

HeyRoly Thu 20-Apr-17 23:04:37

No need to panic. It's just an inconvenience for you, that's all!

sphinxster Thu 20-Apr-17 23:07:04

I'm concerned because of the sudden change in bowel habit.

elephantoverthehill Thu 20-Apr-17 23:09:48

We all have a change in bowel habit once in a while, don't we? Don't fret. It's normal.

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rollonthesummer Thu 20-Apr-17 23:25:14

18 month old baby poos in nappy at night shocker hmm

Xmasbaby11 Thu 20-Apr-17 23:26:16

My dd never did at night either until a similar age and I remember being freaked out! I honestly thought babies didn't poo at night as she didn't, after the first few weeks.

sphinxster Fri 21-Apr-17 03:56:30

I posted in parenting not in AIBU. I don't think the sarcastic comments are necessary. I don't think it's weird posting a concern and seeking advice about a toddler on a parenting forum. Weird user name, OK Userxxxxxx!!!hmm

I'm concerned about a change in bowel habits in an 18 month old. He should be getting more bowel control, not less.

Thank you to the posters who offered reassurance.

boatyroo Fri 21-Apr-17 05:18:36

My son is 11 months and I can't remember him ever pooing at night, so I'd be a bit surprised/worried too.
I think it is probably all the weetabix!

mimiholls Fri 21-Apr-17 07:28:06

My dd also never poos at night but did for a few nights when we started weaning. I would say it's the weetabix, that definitely makes my dd go. Definitely nothing to be worried about.

sphinxster Fri 21-Apr-17 08:25:15

Thank you.

He's been showing an awareness of going for a poo for a while and usually takes himself to a corner or under a table to poo (nowhere near ready for potty training though) so this is very unusual for him.

He's got a horrid mucousy cold so we've let him scoff weetabix as he has no appetite but it's obviously not doing him any good.

My 2 month old baby also doesn't poo at night!

fusspot66 Fri 21-Apr-17 08:29:22

A bit late now but I hope you changed him - that weetabix sets like concrete and my kids always got sore bums with a cold. The sweeteners in Calpol etc can be laxative too.

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