Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried Mom | 2010/02/01

Q.

5 yr old poo' s on himself

Hi Doc
Please help, my son is turning 5 this year and still poo' s on himself. It has now gotten so bad that the creche has requested nappy pull ups on a daily basis. We have tried to take him to the loo a number of times a day but he just sits there. As soon as he leaves, he sits on the corner and poo' s. What could be the problem.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is still quite young and he probably does not have a psychological reason for soiling himself now.However he should be toilet trained by now and will soon be going to school where soiling himself will be a big problem. Have another try at toilet training him and use a star chart a reward system. You can read about this on this site or look up on Google.

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