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post #1 of 43
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I am SO fed up with the poop smearing. Honestly, I am so freaking sick of it I've come to really resent my 2-year-old. I feel like screaming at him. I resent spending hours scrubbing poop off the walls, doors, toys, floors, etc. I am tired of feeling like the moment I let my guard down and have to actually care for any of my other children is a moment when he will strike. He sometimes runs off somewhere to play alone and he's fine. Other times, when he runs off to play he poops, takes his diaper off and smears it all over himself and anything that gets in his way. He hides when he poops so I rarely see it until it's too late. I have a young nursling whom I was nursing to sleep and suddenly he runs out of the bedroom covered in feces. It's disgusting. It's ruining my life. It's ruining my relationship with him. I don't want to feel resentment and anger towards him. But I am totally poop-phobic. It smells. It's mega-germy. It's nasty and I hate when it gets on stuff.

The worst part is that he thinks it's hilarious. He laughs the entire time I'm cleaning up his mess. The fact that he stands there and laughs makes me even more angry. I am so, so, so beyond tired of it.
post #2 of 43
s have you tryed putting him in zip up footed pajamas?
post #3 of 43
ew.
oh god. ew. That's so gross. I'm SO sorry!!
... maybe he's acting out because of the new baby? Does he have a pattern to his pooping? Maybe you can try sticking him on the potty? (we did EC,so I know, it's easy for me to say) I wish I had more advice for you!!!
post #4 of 43
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s have you tryed putting him in zip up footed pajamas?
Yep. He unzips them.
post #5 of 43
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Yep. He unzips them.
ahh a wiliey little one........

i know there are some special needs sites that sell ones that zip in the back for this reason, let me do a quick search
post #6 of 43
s im so sorry! DID!!!!

i have no words to help you! im sorry and would feel the same way as you do. im not even sure i would be as nice as you about it!
post #7 of 43
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ahh a wiliey little one........

i know there are some special needs sites that sell ones that zip in the back for this reason, let me do a quick search
Zips in the back now that is clever!
post #8 of 43
i know ive seen them, but i cant find them anymore

this website though has some people saying to put the daiper and non footed sleepers on backwards. http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/potty/diaperoff.html
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ew.
oh god. ew. That's so gross. I'm SO sorry!!
... maybe he's acting out because of the new baby? Does he have a pattern to his pooping? Maybe you can try sticking him on the potty? (we did EC,so I know, it's easy for me to say) I wish I had more advice for you!!!
I wish I could say it's because of the new baby but it started well before she was born and has gone on for over a year. She's 11 months old.
There is no discernable pattern to when he poops, other than it's usually only once a day but it could be anytime between when he first wakes up and bedtime. I've tried putting him on the potty at regular intervals but he hates it. I'm going to see about getting him a potty seat so he might be more comfortable.
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s im so sorry! DID!!!!

i have no words to help you! im sorry and would feel the same way as you do. im not even sure i would be as nice as you about it!
As long as they're all out of earshot, I'm usually cursing like a sailor while cleaning it up.
post #11 of 43
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Zips in the back now that is clever!
That might be a good idea.

He usually wears two piece pajamas because he generally hates having his feet covered while he sleeps but he just goes down the top of his pants and can access his diaper that way. It's awful. My sister told me I should duct tape his diaper and I'm like I couldn't do that to him.
post #12 of 43
i just found it!! it doesnt have feet, so it will work for your ds's dislike of covered feet.

http://www.special-clothes.com/frame24.htm#Jumpsuits

its a little pricey, but if it saves poop clean up all the time, it may be worth it its about the 3rd on that page
post #13 of 43
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i know ive seen them, but i cant find them anymore

this website though has some people saying to put the daiper and non footed sleepers on backwards. http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/potty/diaperoff.html
Wonder, you have the BEST ideas!!!

put his PJs on backwards... again CLEVER!
post #14 of 43
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That might be a good idea.

He usually wears two piece pajamas because he generally hates having his feet covered while he sleeps but he just goes down the top of his pants and can access his diaper that way. It's awful. My sister told me I should duct tape his diaper and I'm like I couldn't do that to him.
If it came to my peace of mind while nursing a LO and my furniture I could do it. And you tell him why you are doing it...maybe it will stop him. Also, maybe make him help you clean it up.

My mom swears this is how she potty trained me. Made me wash my own poopy diapers out in the toilet.
post #15 of 43
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i just found it!! it doesnt have feet, so it will work for your ds's dislike of covered feet.

http://www.special-clothes.com/frame24.htm#Jumpsuits

its a little pricey, but if it saves poop clean up all the time, it may be worth it its about the 3rd on that page
OMG I love it. I'm going to try to talk DH into ordering some of those. DS will have to wear it all day every day though
post #16 of 43
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OMG I love it. I'm going to try to talk DH into ordering some of those. DS will have to wear it all day every day though
eh, thats not that terrible, ds lives in footed sleepers because of his sensory issues
post #17 of 43
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Wonder, you have the BEST ideas!!!

put his PJs on backwards... again CLEVER!
moms of special needs kids need to be clever
post #18 of 43
My oldest DD did this as a toddler as well. I remember taking breaks from cleaning it up to dry heave.I did exactly as reccomended by PP for PJ's, and during the day I put on overalls with a onesie and wrapped where the overall snaps with colored duct tape, which can be found at Walmart. I was forced into doing that because she figured out how to unsnap them. If you choose to do this, don't let anyone give you a hard time about it. It certainly does'nt hurt them, the colored tape is pretty, and it makes a point. She did'nt like looking different much, so it was an incentive, plus we did sticker charts with a non-food reward, such as a trip to the park. We also encouraged her to help clean up, and a refusal to not help resulted in a loss of a priveledge, such as a movie, which was a treat, since we are not really a movie family. She was almost 3 at the time, so she did understand what the problem was, and she was potty trained as well, just found this little stunt funny. After 2 weeks of our plan, the behavior stopped. Good luck!
post #19 of 43
We've had the same problem. I use the Gymboree gymmies with snaps (I chose them b/c dd has a g-tube and zippers don't work). Because they are one-piece, they're MUCH harder for her to get out of. The two pieces were off (along with the diaper) lickity spit. I get the gymmies on e-Bay for less than ten bucks apiece. She pretty much hangs out in them all the time - that or tights.

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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
i just found it!! it doesnt have feet, so it will work for your ds's dislike of covered feet.

http://www.special-clothes.com/frame24.htm#Jumpsuits

its a little pricey, but if it saves poop clean up all the time, it may be worth it its about the 3rd on that page
These are SO fantastic!!! My little one has a g-tube, so they're just what I've been looking for! Thanks.
post #20 of 43
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I wish I could say it's because of the new baby but it started well before she was born and has gone on for over a year. She's 11 months old.
There is no discernable pattern to when he poops, other than it's usually only once a day but it could be anytime between when he first wakes up and bedtime. I've tried putting him on the potty at regular intervals but he hates it. I'm going to see about getting him a potty seat so he might be more comfortable.
You never told me it was going on that long OMG!!! My offer to buy is retracted.

How about making a HUGE fuss over him on the days he does not do this in addition to making his clothes hard to access his diaper.

Could he possibly have sensory issues? Maybe he likes the feel of playing in the poo?? If this is a possibility maybe you can head the next smearing off at the pass by letting him paint on a cut open paper bag with a flour/water paste or pudding.

He could also be smearing the poo because he doesn't like the feeling of it on his bum, so he is trying to get it off. Maybe you could teach him how to clean his own butt?
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