1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way
Here are a few final thoughts. You need to make sure you are both ready for this big step, be patient, remember you cannot give enough positive reinforcement, and finally at the end of the day keep in mind you don’t see any 10 year olds wearing nappies (they all get there in the end). Good luck.
P.S. You could try ringing Huggies (1800 028 334) they may be able to point you in the right direction.
tired and feeling old
I hope everything works out with your daughter.
Mum to Madi & Jake
Can anyone give me any tips for both of these hiccups that are bothering me?
Renee and Shane, WA, 1 + 1 on the way
I have a 3yr old son that has suffered from constipation all his life. (just starting to improve now as he is getting older). Having tried high fibre food, prunes etc without success, I finally put him on 15mls Parachoc daily at my GPs suggestion. It was an instant success. From a child who would hold his poo for up to 5 days (with a great deal of pain) to a child who had daily poos, I couldn't believe the difference.
I know this may be more extreme than your daughters case, but Parachoc is available over the counter at your local chemist and the bowel doesn't grow dependent on it as happens with laxatives. Plus he seems to love the taste.
Maybe worth a try if all else fails.
Kathy, Vic, 2 boys, 4.5 & 3 yrs