My 3 year old had this problem... with the same school issue. We just told her that if she does it again, she will have to go to the toddler room and wear training underware. That lasted two days and we were set. Natural consequence.
Now though, we have also found she has a major GI issue that could be Hirschsprung's_disease. So that's why she never went to the bathroom for BM's and all that nagging after her makes me feel horrible.
I would go talk to the doctor... our original pediatrician said to never worry about her infrequent bm's... once we got a new doctor and they caught on to this at age FOUR!, it changed my whole outlook on kids that don't poop right. Can never hurt to go talk to the doctor about it. Their alarms went off when we told them she didn't poop for 8 days after birth and she's always messing her panties at school but has peeing down.
at 5:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2009