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5 poos and counting :(

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ClairyFairy1980 Mon 11-Dec-17 14:16:50

I am at the end of my tether and really hoping for some advice. I started potty training my son in July at 2 years 8 months. We’re 5 months down the line now and he poos his pants on a daily basis. If it was just the once I could cope but it’s usually 4 or 5 times and I just don’t know what to do. He’s back in pull-ups because I just don’t have time or inclination to hand wash all those sh1tty pants but he’s taken to just peeing in them now too because it’s easier. I swear I’ve tried everything possible but would love to hear anyone’s thoughts. I try leaving the pull-up on once he’s pooped and tell him to finish in it but he won’t, he waits until I change him and to then just does another bit. It’s incredibly stressful.

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frenchfancy17 Mon 11-Dec-17 14:17:53

Does he wee in his pants too?

ElphabaTheGreen Mon 11-Dec-17 14:24:14

Leave it completely and wait til he's older.

DS1 was an absolute doddle to potty train - out of nappies in two days at 2.5yo because he was ready.

DS2 was over 3yo and took several weeks to actually poo in a toilet, partly, I think, because he preferred to poo standing up - even the promise of chocolate buttons wouldn't induce him to start and finish a poo on the toilet. The penny just dropped one day, though, and he's fine now, just because I think he hit the right age.

ClairyFairy1980 Mon 11-Dec-17 15:04:19

Pees are fine except for the odd one in touch the pull-up because he’s being lazy.

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INeedNewShoes Mon 11-Dec-17 15:07:12

4-5 a day sounds a lot of poos? I wonder if there's an issue which means he doesn't have enough time to realise he needs the toilet?

ClairyFairy1980 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:10:39

I’ve had him at docs and health visitor but no one seems to be able to help. I think the little bits coming out through the day and when he just can’t hold it in any more. It’s like he doesn’t know how to release it.

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frenchfancy17 Mon 11-Dec-17 18:52:59

I'd go back to nappies/pull ups. He's obviously not ready and you're getting distressed.

Try again when he's older.

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