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November 06, 2007



i began potty training my kids at age 1, i just let them sit in the potty tnriaer seat every morning, in the first month, they will just sit in it for a few minutes then stand up, i don't force them to do their thing there, i just want them to be familiar with it, on the 2nd month, they already learn to poo in it

Lori at Spinning Yellow

tulipmom - I know now that these issues are much more common than people think. I still stress all the time about whether Scott has gone or not. He is terrified of having to go at school. I am sorry to hear you struggle with this too!

Hi Jillian, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Kristen - Yes, a happy ending is coming!

Laura - You can e-mail me the funny instead. And Scott and Dallas - two peas in a pod they are.


Wow-you must have been incredibly guilt-ridden and confused! I feel for you all so deeply. When Dallas was an infant he did't poop for the first month and a half and it was so scarey. After some Kayro, he finally went. I know this doesn't compare at all to what you all endured for over 2 years, but it amazes me sometimes the parallels between Dallas and Scott! I want to say something funny, but I won't, I love you guys too much.


Wow. I can't wait for the rest of the story. We didn't have this problem, but I have a friend whose son would hold it for days and days and days--literally afraid to go. They tried everything. I think only now (he's 7) is it starting to ease up.

I do hope this story has a happy ending. And thank you for sharing it.

Jillian Curtis

Can't wait to hear the next parts of the story!



This issue is incredibly stressful on families. I too often think how these years would have been different if we weren't struggling with this. Thank you for telling your story. It will help others.


I felt like I was holding my breath the whole time I was reading this. S

B has had serious constipation issues since Day 1. We've used everything from Karo syrup to Malt Suppex to Miralax to Benefiber. Although he currently pees in the potty all the time, he still wakes up in the morning with a poop 90% of the time. He'll do it in the potty sometimes but not always. And while he'll pee in public bathrooms/school, he will NOT poop anywhere but home so there are many days he holds it in ALL DAY (and his behavior suffers as a result). I dread having to send him to school knowing he hasn't yet pooped. And I'm constantly monitoring what he's (already) eaten so I know whether to allow/limit constipating foods.

I'm anxious to hear the rest of your story. I know how hard this constipation stuff can be on everyone.

slouching mom

WOW. What a story. I'm eager to read on...


Interesting. No, seriously. I think it is fascinating and am looking forward to reading more; Nik doesn't (yet) have this problem but I could easily see it developing.

Oh, The Joys

I have never heard of this. I bet your posts will help people.

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