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Potty question...

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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Hi there.  I am hoping to find some answers and suggestions for my DD "pooping" problem.  She is 2 1/2 and 99.9% potty trained.  The only problem that she has is with pooping.  Sometimes she will go for 2 days without going, and when she does go, it is so hard that it hurts her to go.  I ask her a lot and have her sit when it looks like she needs to go, and sometimes she will go a little, but not all of it.  She will go in her pants though.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to anything that I could give her to soften things up a little?  I think that if she goes without it hurting, that things will be ok.  Someone suggested Karo syrup, but I am not sure of how much or how often.  Any tips would be great.  Thanks ladies!!

by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 11:54 PM


by on Jan. 21, 2009 at 11:58 PM

It could just be that she doesn't like pooping on the potty and she holds it as long as she can.  I really don't have any good advice on how to remedy this or how to make poop softer.  Sorry!


by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 12:16 AM

have her drink lots of juice. White cranberry-apple is one of my favorites... and make sure she's staying hydrated.

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by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM

I have a 28 month old. When she was a baby I would put about  1/2 tsp. of karo syrup in her bottle about once a day, it helped her then. I don't think that a tsp. would hurt . My child is trouble with constipation since potty training . they say it is caused by being in a hurry to get off the potty.

by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Apple juice, or peppermint both work :)

by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 8:45 AM

I agree with PP that it sounds more like she's afraid to go in the potty.  When I go, DD goes with me and I let her see what I did (I know, sounds gross but I don't 'point' it out, I just don't flush right away), this way, she sees that mommy does it and it's not painful.  I wouldn't give Karo as DD ended up with cramping from it but her doc allowed me to give her a stool softener instead.  good luck.

by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 12:57 PM

My grandson who is 10 now had the same thing with his poopy. He was potty trained with both then one time it was really big and hurt him. He was afraid to go poop. He would hold it in as long as he could. We finally took him to a specialist because everything the doctor told us didn't help. they gave him some medicine that we put in his drink or food 2 times a day. His muscle got stretched as he was holding it in. so it would have to be big for him to feel like he had to go. Will he started to take this medicine. It took him almost 3 months to be back to his normal self. Then the doctorwent down to 1 time a day. They keep him on this for year and then took him off. He is now has no problems. He a had sister born back in may. She started this with her poopy when she was 2 months. She takes the same medicine once a day now. They will take her off of it when she is 1. So don't wait go to your doctor and get her some help.


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by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Ask Your Doctor about MIRALAX, it works great for her age prob 9-10gm mixed in liquid once a day, but talk to ur DR. FIRST

by on Jan. 22, 2009 at 5:57 PM

What types of fluids does she intake through out the day? Make sure to give 100% fruit juice and dilute it with water. another thing is castor oil. A teaspoon in her liquid atleast 2x a month will do it. It's a good stool softener. That should help. Also monitor he green intake. The green veggies are a great source of iron that our babies need, but makes you constipated.  These are things I haved done for my boys and they worked. I hope everything works for your potty training.

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