Let’s get real for a minute. While there are many questions that come up in our special needs community, one that comes up again and again is potty training sensory sensitive kids.
I can’t tell you how many people ask questions about their child having bowel movement issues.
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Dale Lee says
Oh my god! I thought I was the only person with a child with this problem. He is 10 and still pooping his pants feel like I have tried everything and he keeps pooping his pants! He can sit on the toilet for an hour do nothing and then poop his pants 5 minutes later. If he is involved in something like playing outside or on the computer he will poop his pants rather than stop what he is doing. I have lost hope.
You are definitely not alone! Did you know we have a closed parent discussion group on Facebook — you may get some ideas there. http://www.facebook.com/groups/voicesofspd
Same here! They get so engrossed in play that they ignore signals. How is your son socially? Mine struggles big time to make friends as he is very literal.
Just been reading up on Parachoc…I honestly don’t think that something with the potential to aspirate into the child’s lungs causing serious problems, is anything I’d want my daughter to use with my grandson, and I’m sure she would agree. With so many other medications available to address constipation issues for children, I can’t think of a good reason to use this preparation that brings with it this side effect.
My son is older and started pooping in his underwear again he will not tell me why and I’m trying to help any hints please ?
OMG, my son is only 4 but has been potty trained a while. Lately we have had a complete breakdown of the ability to poop in the potty without first soiling himself and then sticking his hands in his underwear. We are used to a little regression and have struggled with the constipation/miralax fun off and on but this is a complete inability to poop in the potty. Did a behavior chart, he did his 5 successful BM’s to get a prize and was done. At wit’s end! Help! I really just don’t even know what to do at this point.
Personally, I would stick with the behavior chart and don’t quit it just after 5 successful ones…. keep the behavior chart going until it becomes a habit again.
For all the parents out there get probiotics powdered form use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in any liquids juice or water or milk once a day after a few days they will go regularly it helps there digestive system function normally. BUDDY BEAR CHILDREN’S PROBIOTICS ALSO GOOD BUT POWDER WORKS BETTER.
Thank you for these posts! We are not alone in our quest to teach our almost 7yo SPD boy how to manage his #2s. We keep track on a calendar because he never experiences pain but will soil pants at parks w/o bathrooms because he withholds pooping for sometimes 10days. He has a hard time sensing when the bm is about to occur and he postpones going because he is hyperactive/hyperinvolve in so many self started projects that distract him. He also has severe food allergies but making sure he eats enough fiber (beans, chickpeas, leafy greens, apples, ground flaxseed and fiber powder mixed with his cream of wheat) and probiotic (dairy free yogurt) as well as exercising (jumping jacks or jumping rope, cartwheels, wheel barrel walks, yoga, swimming, tumbling, biking) we have some luck getting him to go every 3days during his nightly scheduled potty sitting for 15min. During his sitting he drinks juice or sucks on a peppermint candy and looks at books or lil toy to relax. Setbacks still occur (like when fulltime school started or other schedule changes – traveling) so we use small dose of Miralax sparingly to get bm happening again. Hope this helps someone! 🙂
We had to use Miralax for a couple of years for my youngest…. it was a low dose but he needed something daily to help him. We finally got off of it but it took some time in keeping him regular.
My 9 yo son has had issues with his bowel movements since starting school. And come to think of it he was a nightmare to toilet train. Spd has been suggested to me as a possible issue for him and now seeing bowels are related is like WOW.
It’s nice to know that he is not ‘strange’ or ‘lazy’. I must admit I didn’t believe him when he said he didn’t know that he needed to go.