Question: My son has been potty
trained for 2 years. He did good except for night time. Now he always
pees and poops on the floor or he hides to do it. He knows he has
to go and you tell him to but he waits and does it on the floor. What
could be wrong? Someone said to de-worm him. Is that true or is something
Answer: Dear Linda,
A child that is potty trained
can have problems if he is scared of having a bowel movement. Having
passed a hard stool can create fear in a child making him not want
to go to the bathroom in the future and ignore the urge to poop.
Going back to diapers for a while
can help as long as the child does not feel this is a permanent solution.
Diets high in fiber and liquids that soften the stool can help as
Deworming is only necessary when
a child is infected with pinworms.
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