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#1 of 2 Old 05-14-2003, 08:43 PM - Thread Starter
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He started pooping his pants about 2 weeks ago and now rarely makes it to the potty for that. At first I thought it was because he was so busy playing outside, but now it's all the time. My second child was born 3 1/2 months ago. We had no potty regressions at that time(tho he became more difficult in general). So what is going on? And what can I do about this? I'm trying not to get angry with him, but it is getting seriously annoying!

Stephanie, mom to 4 yr old Neil & 3 months old Reid
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Don't panic! And you are right not to get angry with him.

There could be a number of reasons: looking for extra attention, physical contact, even one accident which turned out not to be so inconvieient for him may have become a habbit.

Given your recent arrival, has the number of regular story times gone down? I expect so (who can blame you)? Perhaps DH would like to put in some story time or play with trains and so on.

best of luck here.


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