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be honest, has your child ever pooed their pants past potty training

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Alanna88 Sat 16-Nov-13 05:03:11

I was talking to a friend yesterday about embarrassing and awkward parenting situations we have found ourselves in. One of the things I mentioned was when ds2 age 8 soled himself in the car whilst stuck in traffic. She claimed that none of her children have pooed themselves past potty training age. All 3 of mine at some age past daytime nappies, have, due to no fault of their own, filled their pants and urgently needed a new pair. Is this an inevitable of parenting or am I just unlucky? Xx

BeaWheesht Sat 16-Nov-13 05:18:24

Well ds is only 3 but no, not as yet.

Ds was late to do poos anywhere but in his pants, he was 3.3 but between then and now (almost 7) no he hasn't.

It's just one of those things,

CoteDAzur Sat 16-Nov-13 06:18:21

No, my 2 never have. Not even when potty training.

Longdistance Sat 16-Nov-13 06:29:58

Not quite pooed. Dd1 hadn't wiped properly the other day, and left her mark in her pants hmm She gets in a right muddle, as she rushes herself in the toilet.

lastnightopenedmyeyes Sat 16-Nov-13 06:32:49

God yes. And so have all my friends kids. They are all only 3 so only a few months past potty training though, so can't comment beyond that.

Alanna88 Tue 19-Nov-13 06:46:05

Good to see I'm not as alone as I thought lol. Although mine are quite old so should be past pooing themselves. My youngest (age 5) is the only one not to have done so this year lol. Ds 2 got diarrhea and had to spend a few days wearing his bedtime pull ups as he just couldn't make it grin Ds 1 (age 11) got caught short on the way home from his tennis practice, he came in and ran to the toilet, I later found his filled pants in a nappy sack. He waits until he really has to go until he goes to the toilet. This has led to a few embarrassing accidents a lot of them in public. There was also a morning where he followed through, thankfully he still hadn't taken his drynites off yet (for bedwetting) so was contained.

TheHappyCamper Tue 19-Nov-13 07:27:26

My dd did at age 3 when she had not long started at pre-school. Just got a bit absorbed in the activity she was doing and left it too late! She never has done it since.

MirandaWest Tue 19-Nov-13 07:42:11

Don't think DS ever has. Pretty sure that DD has.

lorisparkle Tue 19-Nov-13 13:43:22

my three ds are terrible. all of them will wait until the last moment then occasionally be too late. they are 7, 5 and 3.

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:23:43

thank u lori, have the same wit ds, now 4 and half. dd pushes hers out with ease - 2 and bit

hettienne Tue 19-Nov-13 21:25:39


newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:36:19

Had parent/teacher meeting other day. Thinking she would only speak about ds pooing in pants - only twice - or was it three - who cares. He is still doing it much to my embarrassment. But on the up side he is doing really better than most, much to my teaching him numeracy and literacy. BUT NOT POOING - but have not done anything wrong cos dd is doing it. Wuld love to go on a course for pooing for ds

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 19-Nov-13 21:38:52

Yes - many times!

blueberryupsidedown Tue 19-Nov-13 21:41:38

DS1 no but loads of wee accident, including on a slide in a play area and in a tent at playgroup.

DS2 yes, but not very often. He had dev delay and was potty trained at three and we had lots of accidents, up to about 4 yo.

Mintyy Tue 19-Nov-13 21:43:14

I'm sure mine probably did. Tbh I have completely forgotten all about it if it did happen (dc now aged 10 and 12). It is one of those things that becomes less than microscopically important when you look back. Only a weirdo would keep track.

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:45:35

got him to push this eve. knew he had to do it. stomach hard. but no. even held his tummy in. what next. cant wait till I go on this site just when no problems wit ds to give advice. heeellllllllp

Meglet Tue 19-Nov-13 21:46:16

DS only once (he was about 3.8 at the time). We were visiting a friend in her new house and he couldn't find the loo in time.

DD - never.

BrianTheMole Tue 19-Nov-13 21:48:54

No <touch wood>

ShatnersBassoon Tue 19-Nov-13 21:49:02

No, never happened. We're a generally bunged up family though, so no urgent dashes grin

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:49:21

Minty - that's what I mean. Prob will sort itself out. But at min, its aggravating. You never know whats round the next corner. Another thing no doubt, but at min I would like it solved. Not for me - well - but for him

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:49:48

Minty - that's what I mean. Prob will sort itself out. But at min, its aggravating. You never know whats round the next corner. Another thing no doubt, but at min I would like it solved. Not for me - well - but for him

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:54:41

very funny shatners. love a good laugh!!

NoNoNoMYDoIt Tue 19-Nov-13 21:57:44

DS did once in reception. But never
mind that, I remember doing it in secondary school. Having to wait in a queue for something and not being allowed to go to the toilet and pooing myself. Not to mention the fact that I quite often end up getting caught short when i go out running...

soimpressed Tue 19-Nov-13 22:03:15

Mt DS did when he was in reception. It was finally his turn on the computer and needing a poo wasn't going to stop him. The teacher spoke to me afterwards and said it was very important that I got him toilet trained blush. He'd been out of nappies for two years by then.

He's had the odd accident since if he has an upset tummy.

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 22:12:27

NoNo - love that

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