My 5 year old son is suddenly pooping his pants

Wendy - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 5 year old son, a 3 year old daughter, and am due to have my next girl in less than 2 weeks. My son recently started pooping in his pants and he acts like it just doesn't bother him to have that sitting in his pants, then gets really upset when he gets in trouble! I don't know what to do to get him to stop. He is a very smart kid, and has already attended school for a year and knows that if he messes his pants, then he can't go to school. At first I thought he was just sick, but he is not acting sick anymore and is still doing it. I have no idea why he is reverting back, anyone have any suggestions on how to get him to understand it's not okay???


Louise - posted on 06/29/2012




This can be a sign of constipation and is easily treated by giving lactulose which is a natural laxative to sort this out. It is a medical condition as my son did the same for a short while. The body involuntarily poops out a bit of poop as it is so backed up. The only way to sort this out is to introduce more fruit and fibre into the diet in the form of wholemeal bread or pasta. The laculose will give things a nudge and hopefully this will sort its self out.

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