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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shhh, don't tell. Also, advice?

I've never been one much for April Fool's Day. Pranks aren't too much of my thing. However this year, I think I'm going to give a few things a try. Mostly for dinner. I think we will have cupcakes for dinner and meatloaf for dessert. I'll let you know how it goes.
What are you going to do?

In other news, A goes up on her hands and knees all. the. time. She doesn't actually crawl though. She just hangs out there for a minute before flopping down and army crawling like a veteran. It is really cute. but it makes me sad. She is so cute and fun and (here's the cliche) growing up too fast.

K is going through a 'phase'. She started out so promising on the potty training thing. Then she started having accidents. of the gross kind. Now she refuses to poop. This is her thing. When her body wants to she holds it in. We've tried bribing with various treats. We've tried sitting on the potty. We've read stories. We've done tummy rubs (magical tummy rubs that my OT friend showed me!). Does any one have ideas for how to get a stubborn stubborn child to poop?


Macey said...

Tell her if she doesn't poop soon, she'll get all filled up and there will be no more room for treats. Along with telling her this be sure to feed her a lot of foods that will make it very difficult not to poop. All else fails, wait it out. It has to come out eventually and when it does....good luck!!

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Valerie said...

I have lots of experience with children with constipation and the resulting un-desire to poop. We tried reasoning, prune juice, fiber tablets, high fiber diets, but always ended up back where we started. Finally, I took one of my kids to the doctor and he prescribed Mira-Lax (which you can now get over the counter). It's safe for kids because it goes only into the bowels and nowhere else in the body. You start out small, and keep going until she can't stop it. It has the potential to get very very messy though, so be careful.

Also, the older they've gotten and the more they understand the need for their bodies to go everyday so that they don't get sick, the better it's gotten. We only used the Mira-Lax for maybe 6 months until his body had been retrained.

It's important to not let her go too long without pooping because then you end up in the ER with a kid with impacted bowels and a lot bigger problem.

Good luck!