Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried parent | 2010/05/18

Q.

5yr old not using the toilet for No 2

A year a go we mentioned this to our paeditrician and we were told not to worry about it. A year later, nothing has changed.

How do we get our child to get over the fear of using the toilet? There is no problem with weeing in the toilet but the No 2 is a problem.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is now a big problem for your 5 year old son who is due to go to school soon.He is probably beyond the age where you can use a star system plus rewards if he successfully uses the toilet although it is worthwhile trying this if you have not done it before.If this is not successful it would be best to take him to see a child psychologist about this problem.

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