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We have an 8 year old granddaughter who will poop in her pants we need ideas to help her for at times she gets embarressed

she has been to the dr. and is on medication for hard stool but she will still poop in her pants when she was a toddler she would stand and stop herself from pooping she never squated like other children do at the time she was still in diapers any hel or ideas are really appreciated

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:04 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • At 8, she is certainly old enough to talk through . . . what does she say about it? I am sure it has been done already, but someone should explain to her about noticing how it feels to have a bowel movement ready to come out. When she feels that sensation, she should go to the potty and sit.
    Also, try implementing two times a day for her to sit on the potty for 15 or more minutes. Make sure she has a stool for her feet and something to read to relax her. Hopefully, she will be able to make a BM, and get used to doing it that way.
    If nothing like that is working, please continue to speak with her physician about ruling out physical or emotional problems that could be getting in her way.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 5:17 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • is it possible she culd b doing it for attention thats y my son did it til he was quite old

    Answer by flipper4u21 at 1:07 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • More trainning , Send her to sit every other time to get confident explain her who to use the toillette paper and the portions maybe it will take a little time...

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 1:22 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Google "encopresis". Discuss with her pediatrician. It is curable.

    Answer by MamaMia9999 at 10:11 PM on Apr. 16, 2011

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