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26 Oct 2011

3 year pooing pants
For a while now we have been struggling with my 3 year old girl, she keeps on pooing in her pants.
She has been fully potty trained for a year now, and she has not gone through any thing emotional that we can think of.
It started off with small marks as if she farted and it went wrong, and I did not make to big a deal out of it, but if it was clean I would clap my hands and dance! Then it started happening more often, and at some point I just started shouting at her, as I just had enough!
The reason for this is that I believe it is just her being naughty, she plays, and then does not want to stop playing and rather just poo in her pants! And she does agree with me....
Now over the weekend it happened again, and she had a long talk with her father, and they agreed that if it happens again, he is going to put a nappy on her! So, yesterday when I picked her up from school, we smelled something and when I checked her panty was full of poo again!!! I got SSSOOOO mad?!?!
So hubby took her, cleaned her and put a nappy on her!
And when we took it off to bath, there was poo in the nappy as well! So, she had to sleep with one on.

THis happens at school and at home...

How do I handle this???
Have had so many conversations with her about it?!

Thank you for your time!!
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

You really need to take the pressure off your daughter and yourself. Let her wear pull-ups again and tell her when she is ready she will be able to stop using them. She is very young still and she will learn to go to the toilet all by herself. It may take 6 months, but she will learn. Be patient, give lots of praise and do not get cross with her.
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