My 2yr old is eating his poo

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Dove - posted on 12/09/2014

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You sure can put him in a onesie every day. Nothing wrong w/ that. Get him some more if he doesn't have enough... or wash them more often. That and a pair of shorts or even overalls would help make the diaper less accessible. And if he's opening the diaper... duct tape wrapped around it can stop that.

Have you called his doctor to get him seen?

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2014

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If your child is legit eating his stool or attempting to at least. Your first and immediate response would be to call his doctor. This is not a normal variant for any child. Do kids play with their poop, sure, but eat it? NO. It is foul smelling and foul tasting for a reason, it is poisonous! Eating fecal matter is potentially deadly.
We have all heard stories of children who have died from e coli infections!
I think that is why your post was taken lightly, you did not communicate the seriousness of your problem. If this is truly happening, you need to seek a doctor's opinion without delay! If your child is autistic, has PICA or whatever...the mothers here would be glad to help and offer suggestions to support you. Please try to understand and put yourself on the side of the person seeing your post, amongst many other posts. You don't ask for help, advice or even explain the situation. So while I do not mean to be unkind, if you want answers you must ask a question!

Sarah - posted on 12/09/2014

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Tiffany, when you go to the doctor make sure you mention the high volume of urine he makes at night. I don't want to worry you needlessly but it is a symptom of diabetes. Which can be very easily ruled out. Good Luck!

Dove - posted on 12/08/2014

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For the record... we have people who troll this site a lot who WOULD put up a post exactly like your OP... so w/out any other information to go off of...that is what is logically assumed. If the information added in your last response had been in your OP... you might be getting different answers.

Sarah - posted on 12/08/2014

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Seriously, how long do you leave your two year old unattended? If he is potty trained, surely he must need assistance. So you would be present for the event. If not, how on earth does he have the time to undress, remove his diaper and consume the contents?
If he had eaten his fecal matter, he would have gotten very ill from the amount of e coli bacteria present in stool. This is a ridiculous post and shame on you for calling someone vindictive and evil.

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Tiffany - posted on 12/10/2014

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He wears those all the time, but he goes through the leg hole into the side of the nappy. I've got him in full length body suits with zip, back to front. That's the only thing he can wear that makes his nappy inexcessable. I've got the health visitor coming next week to talk, thank god.

Gena - posted on 12/10/2014

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There is no problem for a child to wear those body shirts that you click together right under the diaper. My son also had one on everyday befor he was potty trained. We used it more as a vest for under a tshirt and pullover in winter,and summer he often had the short sleeved ones on just with a pair of pants. They arent too expensive and you can buy then in bundels like a pack of 5 or 10.

Sarah - posted on 12/09/2014

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As a school nurse with some SN kids in our school, I asked one of the Behavioral Therapists if she had ever heard of this phenomenon. She did not bat an eye, and said; "Of course! It's called Coprophagia." So, you are not alone! There are other mothers out there with much older kids engaging in this behavior. The term applies to any species that consumes fecal matter so if you do research it online, don't panic when you see references to dogs as the primary culprits.
Good Luck

Tiffany - posted on 12/09/2014

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I can't get an appointment with the doc until Friday, hopefully he stays fine till then :-/

Tiffany - posted on 12/09/2014

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No not yet, re: the poo eating as he's never ill after I've caught him doing it. And re: the autism, the health visitor said to leave it a bit until he's a little older. Guess il be asking for more zip up onesies for him for Xmas then.

Tiffany - posted on 12/09/2014

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I put him in zip up onesies back to front, but I only have so many and he has massive wees at night and floods his nappy, so wets them pretty often. Also, he can't wear back to front onesies all day every day. He's not ready for potty training yet, I'm trying to introduce him to it, but it's not happening. It's pretty hard when I've got a 4 month old being breast fed too.

Tiffany - posted on 12/09/2014

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When you called me a troll, I thought you were calling me the creature 'troll' cos I let my child eat poo. And was really up set. I've never used a site like this and I accidentally pressed send before I got to finish my sentence properly.

Gena - posted on 12/09/2014

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Maybe try putting a body on him the ones where you click together over his nappy so that he cant get to the nappy. You get these bodies for winter and summer.

Gena - posted on 12/08/2014

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Vindictive and evil? Come on."My 2yr old eats his poo".. If you would have atleast explained i would have tried to give you the best advice i could have possibly given.

Dove - posted on 12/08/2014

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You didn't ASK for any help or advice or give any details except to say 'my 2yr old is eating his poo'.... You get out of this site what you put into it and if you don't give any input or details... don't expect anything helpful out of it.

Talk to his doctor about your concerns and find a way to make his diaper inaccessible.

Tiffany - posted on 12/08/2014

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I do not leave my child unattended ever, he could be sitting in his tent, behind a chair or just in the hall and do it. He is fully clothed, he sticks his hands in his trousers and into the side of his nappy, it takes him seconds to do it! I don't allow him to eat it, and tell him how bad it is and clean him thoroughly as soon as I catch him. I think that your all so quick to judge when all I wanted was some ideas and advice. I won't be staying on this site if this is the so called help I receive from 'fellow mothers'. Little do you know that I have some concerns that he maybe autistic. I hope people don't treat you with the same courtesy you have given me if you ever need some advice.

Tiffany - posted on 12/08/2014

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Thank you, it's good to know that there are still some caring lovely people in the world, trying to help and not be vindictive and evil.

Gena - posted on 12/08/2014

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If you are not a troll..then why the heck do you let him eat his poo? Wait,you must be a troll.

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