pooping 2 x's a day

Emperatriz - posted on 03/19/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Is it o.k for my 2 1/2 yr old to poop 2 times a day? A friend tells me that's way too much and that I shouldn't give him whole graing breads or cereal!?! (b/c of the fiber) I don't do white anything (bread, pasta, rice....etc)

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User - posted on 03/22/2009

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I was told to look at it this way...they eat 3 meals a day (not including snacks) so they should logically be pooping 3 times a day (what goes in should come out) 2x's is fine. If they are struggling to do those 2 then its reason for concern but if not then its nothing to worry about. But like the other mothers have said if you are worried then talk to your doctor.

Esther - posted on 03/22/2009

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Too much? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. They poop when they need to poop. Sometimes once, sometimes 5 times a day. Twice a day sounds utterly normal to me.

Felicity - posted on 03/21/2009

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that sound completely normal my 22mth old goes anywhere up to 4 times a day and then he will hve the occaisional days where he doesnt poo at all i seriously would not worry

Jennie - posted on 03/20/2009

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I think its fine my daughter is 3 and she poops sometimes three four times a day every day though she has at least on but most days two aday I wouldn't worry to much about it as long as its normal poo ya know.  But if its a concern you may just want to ask you doctor just to make sure



 

Caroline - posted on 03/20/2009

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I'm with all the other moms here. My boy somtimes poops 4 or 5 times a day! I think if his stool is REALLY soft all the time then worry, but otherwise it is very normal.

Maybe you friends' children need to poop more :)

Sasha - posted on 03/20/2009

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Absolutely NOT!  My little girl goes 2x's a day and that's normal for her.  We've even been up to 3 - 4 times depending on what she has eaten . . . everyone's system is different.

Michelle - posted on 03/20/2009

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My 3 year old sometimes poop's more like 4 or 5 times a day. He also doesn't go all at once. So, take into consideration how much he is going each time. 2X's to much; No.

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It's definitely o.k. My son is 2 1/2 and poops once or twice a day. Whole grains are very healthy for him and so is fiber. I would only worry if he wasn't going and you thought he was constipated.

Revel - posted on 03/19/2009

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Too much? No thats is fine!! My kis poop more than that!! its a good thing that they poop. If they ddint poop at least 2xs a day i would wonder why. Once im sure is fine. Im not a doctor but I would never think that 2xs a day is TOO much. Thats crazy. Fiber is good for them. If youre unsure and your friend trys to tell you differetn, google it or better yet call your doctor. NO WORRIES ITS TOTALLY FINE. ;) Take care

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