Potty training?-DS poos in small bits, Help!!

(10 Posts)
Tutuloves Sun 28-Aug-16 15:34:20

Our DS will be 3 in November and I'm hoping to start potting training him in October (Our DD starts school in September so want to get used to that and get her settled first)
So here's my dilema, he's always done his poos in little bits and rarely does it all at once. Today for instance, he's on his 5th nappy 4 of which were small bits of poo. There's often longish gaps between each bit of poo so it's not like I can leave him to finish as he absolutely stinks if I don't change him. So my question is this. Is there anyone out the who has experienced this sort of thing? Any tips on potty training? I'm dreading it because of this issue.

Berthatydfil Sun 28-Aug-16 15:37:28

Are you sure he's not a little constipated ? What's his diet like?

dogparkingbus4x4wanker Sun 28-Aug-16 15:38:43

I would say he is constipated or not enough fibre in his diet.

Eminado Sun 28-Aug-16 15:39:50

Weetabix and fresh oranges are your friends OP

Tutuloves Sun 28-Aug-16 15:41:46

I have no idea re constipation I didn't even think about he doesn't look in any pain and sleeps 12 hours but maybe he is I don't know much about constipation. His diet is varied he eats fruit and a little veg and everything else as well (chocolate etc) I give him a bit of everything really.

Tutuloves Sun 28-Aug-16 15:42:31

He has shreddies for breakfast is weetabix better?

Berthatydfil Sun 28-Aug-16 16:24:29

There is something called I think the Bristol stool chart which shows different types of poo.
Maybe he needs more fruit / veg and possibly more fluids

Tutuloves Sun 28-Aug-16 17:14:21

Bertha I'll definitely look into that now thank you very much. Something needs sorting before I start potty training that's for sure. He does have fruit and veg daily but I'll up the dose so to speak. Do you think diary could play a part in this poo issue? Only my sister mentioned diary, but I'm not sure it would have an effect on him.

Tutuloves Sun 28-Aug-16 17:14:48

Dairy even!!

Berthatydfil Mon 29-Aug-16 07:13:26

It might be an idea to see your Hv or gp if you're still concerned.

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