Sunday, 27 April 2014

Toilet habits

I've been away for a long time, I promise to be better in a month's time at least. At the minute there are hundreds of deadlines and people to please. On to the topic of this post:

Nate has been half potty trained for a while, he goes to poo on the toilet. We've had one or two accidents in the last year but mostly he goes on the toilet. However, he will only go once a week. At roughly the same time every week we have this performance where he will be in tears over going to toilet. He is refusing to go to wee on the toilet and I think it is linked to going to poo and the 'pain' he associates with it.

Tonight we have just had all the tears, the begging to make it stop and it made me think. There must be someone else going through the same, or gone through the same. What are you doing to make it more bearable? We've tried prescribed laxatives (days of stomach pain and no sleep), prune juice (how do you get a 2 year old to drink enough of it?) massaging (used to work). If it wasn't for the tears, I wouldn't be too concerned about the weekly nature of the poo, especially as the doctors aren't at all concerned.

Oh and any suggestions on how to get a little boy fully potty trained would be happily welcomed as well.