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    Default 3yo holding in her poos

    For 7 months this has been going now, since Christmas. She isn't constipated, she just won't poo, not in the toilet, not in a nappy.
    Her diet is fine, and she is on laxatives, but she still holds it in.
    I don't know what else to do, but I am well and truly over it. I can't do it any more. This isn't right and its not healthy.

    Help!!

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    I have no words of wisdom. Both my girls are the same, they don't like the feeling of going.

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    I'm in the same situation. No idea what to do. I spoke to my child health nurse. She said that this can be common in kids. Well not "normal" but she has had a few parents in the same boat. It is actually driving me out of my mind. I wish there was some kind of poo specialist for this issue

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    Hi ladies, I just wanted to say good luck. My little one is 3 in september and she loves pooping because she gets to play her DS. Yes she has one. DH gave it to her when she was 18 months and she loves going to the toilet to poop and play mario. Do you do fun stuff when she is on the loo?

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    Neither of my girls are toilet trained

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    I don't know but DH's mum bribed him with presents when he was little to do "boom booms". Apparently he was scared but after a while got over it (obviously).

    Try bribery?

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    I've tried fun and games on the toilet and also bribery. Bribery doesn't work, she will agree then decide against it and tell me 'I dont want xyz anymore'. Fun and games she gets bored of.
    She is willing to try, but I find she is pushing while still fighting it, so nothing happens. I just dont know how to relax her enough for her to stop fighting it. If anything does come out, its pencil thin. To me that says she isn't pushing properly? Either that or she is just pushing and for some reason its not working? But I don't think its that because when she is asleep, she poos fine.

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    I wouldn't make a big deal about it at all. Don't say anything about it at all. It could be an embarrassment thing. Also when she does poo in her nappy when she is asleep, take off her nappy and show her it's going in the toilet and flush it away. Say bye to the poos

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