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14 Jan 2010

Toilet issues with my son
Morning Doctor
My son has just turned 4 and he is still pooing in a nappy.
He tells me when he wants to poo and I ask him if he would like to poo in the potty/toilet and he tries but nothing happens. He is scared that he might fall down the toilet. What can I do to help my child? I have bought one of those seats for the toilet but he still can' t do it. Thank you
Phoebie
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

Please see my reply today to a mother with a toilet training problem with her son.
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