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Posted by: Sumanda | 2008/10/09

Potty problem 3.5 yrs sibling death

My oldest son is 3.5 years old. We have been potty training him for a year now. He rarely goes to the toilet when he has a bowl movement. And describes himself as naughty. Sometimes he digs the poo out of the underwear and plays with it.

I had twin boys in August last year, the youngest had Downs with an AV defect, he was in hospital a lot and died in April. Although my oldest has not shown any signs that this bothered him, could this be the cause of his potty training problems?

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Yes, this could be the cause of this unpleasant problem --- children confronted with such stresses often react by sliding back down the developmental ladder they have been climbing, and may start wetting the bed again ( perhaps the commonest such response ) or temporarily losing bowel control. Seeing a child psychiatrist or child psychologist could help to clear this up sooner and more efficiently

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