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Is this going to happen with every pre-toilet-training child? Makes me nuts.

Anyway, last night she promised me not to "squeeze my tushie" (hers, that is) anymore to hold in the poops.

We've been pushing the prune juice, and prunes, and fruit, and cooking with flax seed, and ... anyway, don't know what else to do. She manages to hold it in for days.



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dd did this too. raisins always worked better for her than prunes. and with the flax, you could also try grinding them in your coffee grinder and putting them on cereal.
good luck. we know how frustrating this can get.
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If it gets really bad, Swiss Kris (herbal) works wonders.
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... If you feel like it has been going on for too long, maybe you shoud talk to your ped: Do you think she just might not be ready for toilet training yet? Hhmmmm : ...
MO ... we haven't toilet trained her at all. Recently her older brother (4.75yo) just started pooping in the potty (he's been urinating in the toilet for over a year, but the poops were a slower sell), so maybe it's gotten into her head. She turns 3 next month, & we weren't pushing it with her at all. She sits on the potty for fun & to read "The Poop Book" while I'm doing my thing there ... anyway, she had a few painful ones a while back, perhaps got an anal fissure or some such, and I think that's how this snowballed.

Her last poop was one of those really hard ones that got stuck on the way out, had to be taken out manually by me.

Yuck.

Poor kiddo really is miserable. Me2.

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I would talk to my ds about all the foods that help him poop without it hurting, and make a little game out of it...'how many 'poop foods' (obvioulsy you would use something a bit more creative then that...) can he eat before he goes for a poop??'
Also mention that water is a good choice, so maybe she will take a bit more then she is...
I also read that it's really important that when it comes to fruit that we actually eat fruit and not only drink juice because the fruit part provides the fiber we need to pass our stuff!!

I would also use essential oils on my son...so if you want to write to me privately, I could tell you what I would use...I have to run and change a poopy diaper...

Good luck!!

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