2 year olds poop feels like sand gritty why is this?

Kristen - posted on 10/11/2011 ( 31 moms have responded )

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My 2 year olds poop feels like sand gritty why is this? And what do I do about it?

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Brittany - posted on 05/03/2012

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well my 3 year old daughter poops sandy poop n looks like dirt and its lose every diaper change we moved from indiana to wisconsin 6 months ago n shes had this since the doctor dont know whats wrong with her she tends to poop her self alot she cant control it ,, and no we dont have animals or cats or we dont go out to the park its cold here she dont eat grains just alot of milk and noodles and other things i figured out since i took her off milk the poop stops like she constipated im stuck on this i dont know what to do her whole attitude and self being changed she acts scared all the time and shell hide she dont watch scarey movies im scared somethings wrong with her i feel like im faling as a mother i cant help my child

Marlaina - posted on 10/12/2011

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My son's was like this as well and still is. I went through the celiac testing, I tried gluten free, I went to a pediatric gaestronligist because his poops were always soft. His soft poops worked themselves out now that he is older. He gets sandy poop after eating bread, cheerios, etc. My advice is not to worry. Chances are that our poop is sandy too but we are unaware of it because it ends up in the toilet. You are just well aware that his is sandy because you are wiping it off his bum.

Vanesa - posted on 10/12/2011

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It's nothing serious my 2 year old does the same thing when he eats Cheerios. It's the grains in the cereal that make his poop sandy.

Kathy - posted on 10/12/2011

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I have that problem when my kids eat blueberries, of all things. Reminds me of monkey poop at the zoo.

Tania - posted on 10/13/2011

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See if he actually eats sand. Kids put everything in their mouth...you never know.

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Sally - posted on 03/31/2012

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My son is 2 we just moved to a house that has a well, about 1week after we moved in he started with loose stools. then went to having 4 to 6 dipers of loose poo a day. Took him to dr, they took him off all juice and (only pedialite and milk ONLY) now he still has loose poop and now has like a sandy poop. Its driving me crazy!!!!!! Still has alot of poopie dipers

Raw - posted on 10/18/2011

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Research natural diets for mammals. If humans are eating what is truly natural to them, I doubt they'd have sticky poop they can't clean off. I just learned that giraffes, cows and rabbits eat the placenta after they give birth, but alpacas and zebras don't. Little things we ignore make long lasting differences.

Bethany - posted on 10/15/2011

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If it was a GI bleed, you would know it. It has a very nasty smell. That alone will tell you something is wrong. So please don't jump to the thought of that.

It has to do with something he ate. My daughter has it from time to time. It's obnoxiously annoying. It will cause a diaper rash in a heart beat and it hurt them to try to get it off. If you can, get the easy stuff off on the changing table. Then place your little one in the bath tub and use the shower hose and a wash cloth to rise the rest off with luke warm water. It will help the rash feel better.

Krista - posted on 10/13/2011

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@Mindi: When you're wiping poop off of a toddler's butt, it's pretty hard to NOT notice the consistency of it. Trust me, this sandy-type poop is very noticeable, because it's hard as hell to get the gritty bits off of their bum.

Helen - posted on 10/12/2011

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i went off gluten, and my kids are mostly off it, because of digestive issues, and my mind immediately said celiac as a possibility.

Laura - posted on 10/12/2011

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my son has this same problem when he eats oats (oatmeal, cheerios, granola bars or any other cereal or snack foods made with oats)

Melody - posted on 10/12/2011

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My daughters poop gets like this after she eats bananas. It is something in her body. It doesn't hurt her to eat them or to go to the bathroom, it is just a little harder to clean up. No Worries!

Elise - posted on 10/12/2011

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My children have food allergies & lactose intolerance & that would happen to them

Melissa - posted on 10/11/2011

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Is he eating sand at the park. My son, when he was 2 would put sand in his mouth at the park. I would joke that he was pooping sandpaper. Thankfully he outgrew that habit quickly.

Lisa - posted on 10/11/2011

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grain, nuts, sand, dirt...found pebbles in my son's diaper a few times...just watch what he/she eats

Jane - posted on 10/11/2011

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I had this problem with my son a year ago... he was having really bad diapers (gritty) and it was hard to clean his bottom which lead to bad diaper rash. Ended up he is/was lactose intolerant. It cleared up with HOURS of taking him off milk. He now drinks Lactaid and it's been fine ever since!

Elfrieda - posted on 10/11/2011

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Also, sometimes when he hasn't eaten enough vegetables it feels a bit gritty.

Elfrieda - posted on 10/11/2011

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Well, when I get a diaper full of gritty poop, it's because my son played in the sandbox the day before!

Katherine - posted on 10/11/2011

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I'm googling away here and finding nothing. I did find peanuts can cause it too.

Krista - posted on 10/11/2011

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Has he been eating Cheerios? My kid's poop gets really bran-like and gritty after eating those.

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