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My son is toilet training but continues to hole in his poos making them hard and painful when he eventually goes how can I stop him holding them in?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Diaper

Wear underwear, but teach him to ask for a diaper to "poo".
Once he is dry, there are ways to wean him from the diaper.

In brief: Diaper

Wear underwear, but teach him to ask for a diaper to "poo".
Once he is dry, there are ways to wean him from the diaper.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Dietary fiber

I encourage parents to boost fiber in the diet (esp.
Fruits/vegies) when starting toilet training. The soft stools will be much easier to pass, especially in a child just learning, than a formed stool.

In brief: Dietary fiber

I encourage parents to boost fiber in the diet (esp.
Fruits/vegies) when starting toilet training. The soft stools will be much easier to pass, especially in a child just learning, than a formed stool.
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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