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    Default Poo help please :-/ DD holding it in

    Would really appreciate some help here !! . My daughter is 2.5 and in process of toilet training , wees are not a problem , poos she was scared to do in the toilet . She was never pushed , would just get told "poo goes in the toilet remember " and cleaned up when she did poo in her pants . So she started then doing her poos the second she was put in a nappy ( nap times and when out ) .

    But she has now even stopped doing that :-( 6 days no poo ?? Holding it in , I can tell . She has never not done 1 poo a day since birth .

    Is this common for kids to do ? I feel horrible like I have pushed her however I really didn't . She wanted to wee on the toilet she prompted the toilet training and I even have my sons Occupational therapist guiding me but she is on holidays so I can't ask her .

    Anyone experienced similar ? I'm off to the doctor this morning with her not sure why I just feel I have to do something ? I'm worried this is damaging for her insides . Thank you 😊

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    There is a good thread here with a lot of different advice and suggestions. She could be constipated or just a bit scared of pooing, it's hard to say. Your doing the right thing taking her to the doctor now because withholding can become a long term habit that is hard to break, my DD did it for about 18 months .
    And don't feel bad it doesn't sound like you have pushed her and made her do this, it seems more common than I realised for little ones to do this for a variety of reasons.

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    Thank you so much for that I just read the whole thread gosh so much good advice what a hard situation to be in !!

    For my daughter I don't believe it's constipation at all she has never ever been constipated . This literally started the second we started toilet training as she was scared to do poo on the toilet .

    Thx again .

    Any other replies would be much appreciated if anyone else's kids were actually holding on due to fear of the toilet and not constipation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heeeeerekittykitty View Post
    For my daughter I don't believe it's constipation at all she has never ever been constipated . This literally started the second we started toilet training as she was scared to do poo on the toilet .
    I have heard of this being the case but have no experience personally, DD was scared of pooing on the toilet/potty but that was bought on by her constipation problems so a bit different. Hopefully someone else can be more helpful though
    How did you go at the doctors this morning?

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    My DD did the same thing when she was TT for wee. She was scared of pooing in the toilet and held on instead. After 4 days I ended up giving her a couple of doses of parachoc which thankfully worked pretty much straight away. I just reassured her that she could have a nappy for poo for as long as she wanted. About 6 months of TT'ing for wee she finally started using the toilet for poo instead of a nappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvaandOllie View Post
    I have heard of this being the case but have no experience personally, DD was scared of pooing on the toilet/potty but that was bought on by her constipation problems so a bit different. Hopefully someone else can be more helpful though
    How did you go at the doctors this morning?
    The doctor suggested I put her happy back on her and similar to girls rocks suggestion reassure her she can do a poo in her nappy if she's not comfortable . Which I was doing anyway . Well she finally done one 10 days later thank god . I just hope she continues instead of waiting another 10 days .

    Thanks again everyone xx

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