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dd nearly 3 withholds poo and then goes at night!! help please?

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EGnHJsmum Wed 19-Jun-13 13:50:37

Hi my dd1 just decided at 2 that's she wanted knickers and only ever had a couple of accidents, so I naively thought dd2 would be just as easy, how wrong I am!!!

dd2 is 3 in july, she nevers says she wants to wee and always says no when I ask her but she has dry nappies and wee's when I put her on potty/toilet. however she will not poo anywhere but her nappy but also doesn't tell me when she has done it in her nappy and denies it if I ask her. if she has knickers on (which we have tried at her request) she withholds her poo full stop until I put a nappy on. and she has now started pooing in her afternoon nap or when she is sleeping at night. the aft or before we go to bed isn't too bad cos I can change her but if its after 11ish she has to stay in it til the morning which is making her sore and not helping the nappy/knickers situation. I don't know where to start!! sorry its so long and rambling! help!

TanteRose Wed 19-Jun-13 14:00:43

Just put a nappy on her for poos - my DD was weeing on the loo from her third birthday, but would not poo in the toilet for a few months after that. We just went into the bathroom when she needed a poo, put nappy on her, she pooed and we took the nappy off and flushed the poo down the loo.
Don't rush her - she will get there in the end. If she will ask for nappy to poo in, then start with that


EGnHJsmum Wed 19-Jun-13 14:27:58

she just denies needing a poo at all! and if I insist that she has done a poo she says yes I have a poo in my nappy! its like she wont take ownership of it, and maybe a poo fairy put it there lol

I would be happy to leave her in nappies as I use cloth so its not costing for extra nappies but she keeps asking for knickers so I let her she holds and makes her self constipated and stomach aches and then goes when she is relaxed in sleep.

I am just concerned about her with holding 'cos a friends dd2 is still on medication at 7 as she did the same thing of withholding!

TanteRose Wed 19-Jun-13 15:33:30

Hmm, difficult...
Does she see you or her sister on the toilet?

Take her with you when you go for a poo (what we mums go through, eh? grin )

Putting her back in nappies could go either way - either she feels babied, or she relaxes enough to stop withholding...

Good luck smile

EGnHJsmum Wed 19-Jun-13 22:40:56

yes she sees us all we have open house with regards to the bathroom!!

ConstantCraving Sat 22-Jun-13 20:51:14

Mine does the same... 3.6 and poos at night or naptime in her pull up. No ideas, we've tried most things.. will watch thread with hope...

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