5yr old still poops in pants.
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Heather - posted on 08/19/2010
It is possible that there could be a medical problem. I would check with his doctor. My little brother is 8 and is still pooping in his pants, and the cleaning himself up trick didn't work on him. He does clean himself up now, but he still does it.
Starr - posted on 08/18/2010
At this point you should probably tell him that if he poops in his pants again you will take his favorite toy. Or give him a chore or something he doesnt like to do. Good Luck, Im sure it is frustrating for you.
Renee - posted on 08/14/2010
My nephew did this, he even used it as an excuse to be able to come home when he wasn't liking school. At the time I was keeping his younger brother and sister, so he was being brought home for me to change and then he stayed home with me for the rest of the day. It struck me funny when he would lay down grinning and acting like he thought it was funny he was being changed like his younger siblings. I didn't know what I could do about it, his parent's ideas hadn't worked, so I thought about it for a while. Then it struck me one day when he walked in poopy once again from not wanting to go inside at school during recess. I told him that if he was old enough to DECIDE to poop in his pants, then he was old enough to clean himself up. I gave him a box of wet wipes and walked him to the bathroom. I ushered him in and told him not to make a mess and closed the door. He stood there in disbelief while I shut the door. I watched the clock and gave him 5 minutes, not intending to truly leave him to clean it all up. But I wanted him to think that's what I would do if he ever thought about doing this again. I opened the door after 5 minutes had gone by and poop was every where, walls, cabinets ect. He had a pile of wet wipes on the floor a couple of inches high and looked at me real pathetic like. I told him that I would help him this time, since he made such a big mess, but I assured him if he continued this it would be his mess to clean up bathroom and all. I silently prayed in my head that he wouldn't do it again, because I didn't know if I could really follow through on my threat. I helped him get cleaned up, giving him a firm talk at first, and then showed him that I would also help do what he was supposed to do on his own (to be an example of compassion and understanding). After he left I sanitized my step sister's bathroom. He never did that again, at school or anywhere else. Three months later his parents asked what I did with him, that he wasn't doing it anymore, I laughed and told them. I told his parents it was tough love, that he needed it for a lot of reasons, they agreed. They said they would have to remember that encase the younger siblings did the same thing, they didn't.