My 3 year old wont stop pooping his pants help!

Charmaine - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 3 1/2 year old has been toilet trained for about 18 month but for some reason lately he will just go and hide and poo his pants. He wants to go to pre-school and i have told him that when he starts to do poo's in the toilet again i will start him. HELP anyone.

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LESLEY - posted on 01/22/2012

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i am so glad i have read these my daughter is ok with weeing on the toilet but now 3 she has never pooed on the toilet, only once on the potty when she was around 2 1/2 and all the time now in her pants, me and my husband are at our wits end with the constant cleaning of pants and the house smelling of poo all the time, we need help. we have nor recently moved or had a change in our life so i am frustreted as i dont know what to do, the childminder is fine with the messing at the moment but i am concerned that when she goes to the school nursery in september that they will not be so patient if it is still happeng( god i hope not) any advice PLEASE X Lesley and little m

Rebekah - posted on 08/10/2009

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generally if a child begins to have accidents in their pants its because of an uncomfortable change. Did you move, have a seperation, maybe have another baby? Children do not deal well with changes, my daughter also had the same problem. I put her on a very strict schedule and stuck to it, it really helped and she bagan to use the restroom on a regular basis. I also took her shopping and let her pick out her own underware, and as she put it on, I told her she needed to go potty in the toilet and not in her panties because tinkerbell (her underware of choice) didnt want to be pooped or pee'd on. It really seem to work and now she tells everyone you cant poop or pee in your panties because tinkerbell will be sad.

Alison - posted on 08/12/2009

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I believe it is not uncommon to have some regression after potty training is well set. Try rewarding good behavior and ignoring the bad. If you feel comfortable with this, you could have him clean up his mess - take off his pants, dump his poo in the toilet, then you might help him wash up - Making him responsible for it. This will, most definitely resolve itself in time. The pre-school thing is a great start, but a more immediate reward may be benificial too.

Hosheena - posted on 08/18/2009

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the thing that u have to do is after given ur child his meal u should put him on the toilet because the always poop after eating.... hope i could help

Jessica - posted on 01/12/2014

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Ugh. My son's been pee-trained for 6 months but continues to poop in his pants. I've tried rewards, not making a big deal of accidents, checking out specific library books, asking him to try after meals, making him dump his poop in the toilet himself, etc. I haven't tried cutting his underwear off! (That will be a pair per day.) But, I guess if it works, we won't have to buy a new pack of underwear every week. I'm at a loss for what else I can do. He has 8 months before pre-school starts but it's been 6 months of trying already. Hmm.

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Kayleigh - posted on 11/19/2011

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Can anyone help? Im having a really hard time with my three year old, she suffers from constipation and is now on laxatives, but her poo's are still formed but a little soft, and she doesnt even attempt to try and go for a poo in toilet she just stands there and does it in her knivkers or tries to keep in but then by the time I get her to toilet as soon as I notice she needs to go she ends up with it all over the toilet, I hate the frutration as it gets to us both, me and my daughter

Merle - posted on 03/23/2011

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I know this may sound crazy but my BIL told my son that the "potty monster needed him to feed him his pee and poop or he would be hungry" for some reason DS loved this and he still talks about the "pooty monster" a year and half latter! Warning it may not work with all kids... you don't want to scare them but for my DS it worked! Go figure?! :0)

Amanda - posted on 03/21/2011

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I have kinda the same thing only my 3 year old daughter will be fine at home no accident At all but the second we are out she will wee and pooh her self I don't no how to stop this!!!!

Clara - posted on 08/19/2009

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My son suffers with constipation and has been brilliant at potty training wee wise but poo has taken a long time!! We still have the odd accident but 9 times out of 10 he goes in the toilet now. I think with Joshy he doesn't always knows the difference between the feeling of a bottom burp and a poo. I have had to throw away some of his pants because we have been out and its just too complicated. I carry an 'emergency' kit of a spare pair of pants and some wet wipes in a nappy bag, keeps them wet enough to use and then you have the nappy bag for the dirty pants. The one day he hated was when I didnt have any spare with me and had to throw his dirty ones, he was soo upset wearing no pants until we got home that the accidents have been a lot less since x good luck and just keep perservering x

Cassandra - posted on 08/18/2009

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My daughter was the same... i fell on this solution on accident. I took her to the store and let her pick her fav. undies.. she pooped in them and I gage easy so instead of pulling them off I got scissors and cut the side to take it off like a diaper.. she was sooooo upset that I cut and tossed her fav. panties so she stopped pooping in them cause I told her if she continues I will keep cutting them off and tossing them.

Amanda - posted on 08/11/2009

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I am having the same problem. my son just turned 3 and there have not been any big changes in our lives. He just refuses to poo on the potty : ( sorry I can't help I just wanted to share my story.

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