4 year old boy not potty trained with low muscle tone/hypotonia

J - posted on 07/22/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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HELP! I have a 4 year old boy with low muscle tone called hypotonia who is still not potty trained! He can go pee in the potty if timed and told when to go and keeps a dry diaper all night but no poop in the potty at all and cannot seem to discern when to go himself. Has anyone else had such a delay with potty training either for medical or reasons or due to subornness? And yes we have tried every book, video, timer, reward, discipline, etc out there. Where do we go from here?

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Kristin - posted on 11/21/2014

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I have just now signed up for circle of moms as I was wandering aimlessly on the internet, trying to find suggestions on how I can help my daughter with her pooping issue. My daughter is now 5 1/2, & STILL has pooping accidents. Every time I think we are making progress, she goes and has accidents. Her school is a nightmare, in which I get calls from the school nurse on a weekly basis asking what I am doing about this at home. My daughter is always constipated, which creates issues at school because if she gets the slightest bit uncomfortable, they send her to the nurse's office. We give her 3/4 tsp. of OTC Miralax every day, plus plenty of fruits, vegetables, & fiber but the simple truth is, she still gets constipated. I don't know how to combat this! Sometimes she doesn't poop for 3 or 4 days, & then of course it's harder for her to push out at this point, and I get the inevitable calls from the school nurse. I'm at my wit's end!

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J - posted on 07/23/2013

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We have been in several therapies and programs since birth. The hypotonia also cause other delays. Thanks Jamie for the response.

Jamie - posted on 07/22/2013

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Have you tried contacting your local developmental clinic. They always have great advice for my son who has a medical condition and every milestone is a big task for us.

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