4 year Old Son Popping In Pants

Keyonna - posted on 04/26/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old is constantly pooping his pants. He is developmentally delayed because he was premature born at 25 weeks. Despite that he is a very very smart boy. He has been potty trained since 3 years old. But he never tells me when he has to poop. He will just poop on himself or when he goes for a nap and I go to wake him there's poop all over the bed and himself. No matter what we try he continues to do so. We have tried positive and negative reinforcements. We have tried rewards taking things away and punishment. None of this has helped and my husband and myself are VERY overwhelmed and fed up. Especially me because I am a stay at home mom. I have set up a doctors appt for tomorrow in hopes the doctors can help me. I cant take this anymore.

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Keyonna - posted on 04/28/2015

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hi Tara, the dr basically told me i need to speak with a neuro dr about that, which i dont understand why. Also i make him sit on the toilet till he poops before naps and bed time and sometimes hes poops and even when he does he still poops on his bed and stuff. I wasnt sure if it was a behavioral problem because it usually happens when he's mad because its time for bed or nap.

Tara Lou - posted on 04/28/2015

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Hi, this may be a medical problem to do with controlling his bowels. And yes its always good to try discipline in different ways that suits the child's age. Also he may not tell you as he doesn't want to be punished for something that he can't control or doesnt feel its his fault. He also may be embarrassed to say even at this young age. Maybe try telling him to have a number 2 before napping see if that helps. But to be honest I think you should take it to a go for further tests.. hope this helps... Tara x

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