Sorry for the novel!
My 3 year old Is terrified of doing poos. It's an ongoing battle that has been going on since the start of the year. She says it hurts her to poo and cries and doesn't go. She holds her poo for a good 5 days at least. Last time she went was last Thursday. I have been to the gp and was given movicol Jnr have tried it with no success it has not increased the bowl movements at All. The feeling of needing to go is there but she will just hold it and cry and clench until it's gone. This goes on for days until the urge can no longer be stopped.
Has any one else been through this? It's not really constipation but after holding off all week it sort of gets their it's her behaviour. we done lots of positive reinforcement, praises, prizes high fives. Some yelling when it's just all to much (I know I know it's not the approach) nothing has helped!!! I'm at my wits end. She won't sit on the toilet just screams and carries on. I was thinking of buying an egg timer and getting her to sit on it every day for a few minutes even if nothing happens it might bring the feeling to go. She isn't scared of the toilet but scared of the bowl movement it's the same if she wears a nappy. I'm off to buy prunes tomorrow and make homemade prune juice to see if that helps. When it's getting towards the time she can no longer hold it and it's taking everything she has to stop it her behaviour is off to. She's clingy doesn't want to play or do anything. Just lays on the couch or bed all day and will not have energy or enthusiasm just wants to be next to me.
I don't knew what else I can do. How to get over this fear and help her as it breaks my heart her being in pain and being scared