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Sudden poo habit in 3 yr old. Why???

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DrizzleHair Mon 30-Jan-17 17:16:07

Potty trained DD at 2+3, a year ago. Went textbook. A few accidents early on but mainly wee. Within a month or 2 she was pretty reliable.

Now at 3+4 she's suddenly started having regular wee accidents and now pooing herself too. From not a single poo accident in 10 or 11 months since training, she's done about 5 in the last fortnight.

Any ideas what this is all about?

There are some changes afoot, I'm 5 months pregnant plus we moved house last summer. But she's known about pregnancy for 2 months, and house move was ages ago!

It's like she's got lazy and stopped listening out for her inner poo voice. Or maybe she's just really engrossed in play at the moment so ignores the early warning signs. She does have a great imagination and play intensely with various toys.

So what can I do? So far I've been pretty chilled and said 'oops, that's a shame', and asked her to try and pay attention to her body more next time. I don't want to punish her.

Help!

DrizzleHair Tue 31-Jan-17 20:31:42

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DrizzleHair Wed 01-Feb-17 16:25:49

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Bejeena Wed 01-Feb-17 18:14:22

She is still quite little. Over the year that she has been out of nappies would you say she fully got it and could go for weeks and weeks without accidents and without you reminding her/taking her all the time? If you were always reminding her maybe she just hasn't got the full control yet?

We are in a similar situation with our son who is 3 1/2. He trained a year ago pretty easily, odd accident but mainly he got it. But we have always reminded him and told him to go and to be honest I am now realising that he never actually had the control in the first place. Could this be it?

DrizzleHair Thu 02-Feb-17 16:58:23

I think she had good control tbh, we rarely reminded her - she'd just shriek 'I need a wee' and run off to the loo. She had accidents maybe once a fortnight on average, but definitely went longer spells completely dry. And zero poo accidents at all for close to a year, then loads in the last couple of weeks.

It really feels like a regression or a change of some kind.

We tried night training her over Xmas but abandoned that after she really wasn't getting it after about 3 weeks, possibly that was the trigger? Timing might work out...but again it was all very chilled and no one was angry or disappointed she wasn't ready for dry nights, just 'your body isn't ready to hold all the wee wee in sweetheart, so well try again in a few months' and then on with the pull ups!

Lack of responses implies this is unusual, so worth seeing a GP to rule out UTI, or is that crazy?

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