I have tried everything with my 4 year-old. He poops in the toilet about 50% of the time and rest of the time, he just poops in his pants and tries to get rid of the evidence either by smearing it everywhere or trying (unsuccessfully) to dump it in the toilet. He will hold it for days and then will have about 5 bowel movements two to three days in a row. I have been spanking him because he has been toilet trained since he was 2 years-old and not having accidents (at home). He knows better, but I was reading today that he might have a constipation disorder that has stretched out his rectum and the pooping in his pants might be slightly involuntary. I feel horrible now. I have not been a very good parent. Has anyone else dealt with these isssues and what is the best way to get him to have daily bowel movements?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Sep. 8, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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