Bathroom issues

by Susan Davis
(Meridian, ID USA)

I have a 7 year old son who is still having trouble with bathroom accidents. He says he has a hard time knowing when his body is telling him he needs to go before it is too late? Any advise on how to make him more aware of his body?

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Mar 13, 2013
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CONCERNED GRANDMOTHER
by: Anonymous

CONCERNED GRANDMOTHER could this happed to a 10 year old this is going on with my grand son, but, my daugher thinks he is just being layse if anyone knows about it please send info. to dddebra241@hotmail.com also gs has this on and off for some time thank you

Jun 06, 2009
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My 7-yr.-old is still struggling
by: Anonymous

I too have a son with S.P.D. who is 7 years old. I sent him to kindergarten in Pull-ups because he is not reliable about doing pee in the potty and does not poop in the potty yet. He says that things happen too fast for him to use the potty He doesn't realize until things are actually happening and by then it's too late. I hate to have to home school him for this reason alone. He is very sociable and has made many friends in kindergarten. I cannot expect his teacher to deal with this every day in first grade. He is extremely bright and has made excellent progress in many areas with Occupational, Speech, and horse therapy. Why is this one area so difficult?!

Apr 16, 2009
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maybe some help
by: Anonymous

I just wanted to refer you guys to thebedwettingstore.com It has a lot of products that are very helpful with both daytime and nighttime accidents. Hope that helps!

Mar 27, 2009
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five year old
by: Anonymous

I have a five and a half year old who just finished pee training, and requests a pull up to poop in. He doesn't seem real sure what's going on down there still as he asks for a pull up up to an hour before he goes. He tries to go on the potty but can't seem to relax enough. I am just glad he is finally able to tolerate underwear.

We had so many problems and still struggle with getting him to wear them. And public toilets are a nightmare!!! I could go on and on as I think this has been the hardest issue to deal with when it comes to his SPD. We get lots of stares when he does need to be changed in public. :(

Mar 27, 2009
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My 7 Year Old Does the Same Thing
by: Anonymous

I also have a 7 year old son who says he "doesn't know when he has to go, that is just comes out". It's humiliating for him to be having accidents in 1st grade. I just realized this is happening daily, he's just kept it hidden from his teacher. He also wets every night while sleeping.

Would love advice/thoughts on this too!

Dec 08, 2008
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My son has issues as well
by: Mandy

My 6 yr old son has SPD and has issues with the bathroom as well. He will hold his poop for a week until he can't hold it anymore. He says he hates to go poop. It's frustrating because we will make him sit on the potty to retrain his bowels but it ends up in a screaming match.

He did well this summer, but as soon as school started we had problems again. The doctor had told me and him to sit on the potty after every meal and push to retrain. Which is a great idea if I can get him to do it. I feel your frustration, hopefully there is an answer!

Dec 07, 2008
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son has poop issues
by: Anonymous

My son will be 4 years old in April and has recently been diagnosed with SPD. It has been a total nightmare to potty train him. He is pee trained and does really well (happened around 39-40 months old - started after he turned 2).

However, he will not poop in the potty to save his life. Eventually, you get frustrated by everyone telling you that he'll do it when he's ready. I just knew that there has to be a sensory issue to all this. The only way he will poop is in a pull-up. Has anyone else had problems with this?

Thanks!

Oct 28, 2008
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BR Issues
by: Anonymous

Great question! I, too, am having issues with my son and the potty. I would love to hear what others have to say about this!

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