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Pooing at bedtime - can I change his bowel habits?!

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 16-Jun-11 21:05:21

DS2 began potty training last week, just after his 3rd birthday. He has instigated it which is great as he's shown absolutely no interest up until now!

He's doing great, completely fry in the day for the past 3 days and no poo accidents at all however he is now pooing every night at 7pm, just as we're trying to settle him into bed.

This is a bit of a ridiculous question, but is there anyway that I can get him to poo earlier in the day? He has a good and varied diet and drinks plenty.

2ddornot2dd Thu 16-Jun-11 23:06:34

DD1 had always pooed at about 10 in the morning (like clockwork) until I started potty training her, when she suddenly started doing it at bedtime - to start with the minute I put her nappy on, then while she was in the bath. It went on for weeks, but now she nearly always poos just before her bath, and sometimes earlier in the day as well.

It might be annoying, but I don't think it will last forever. Well done on your sucess so far.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 17-Jun-11 19:17:06

Thanks. I hope you're right, he's done it again tonight!

jenniec79 Fri 17-Jun-11 19:20:43

Whatever you do, be subtle with DS - if children pick up on your anxiety about any bit of potty training, it can lead to all kinds of problems with witholding/constipation/soiling. Tread carefully.

Agree it's unlikely he'll need to poo at 7pm everyday forever.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 17-Jun-11 19:42:05

Will do Jennie - he's done so well so far that I do need to be careful not to turn this into a problem when it's just an inconvenience for me.

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