I have a 2 and a half year old boy who I am currently trying to toilet train during waking hours. He seems to be doing ok – he will go when I take him but rarely tells me he has to go so accidents happen. He refuses to poo in the toilet rather waiting until nap time or night sleep time to do this in his nappy.
Now though, especially during the time when he goes down for a nap during the day, he will take his clothes off then his nappy and .. the distressing part… the last 2 days he has pooed and then smeared it all over the place – cot – wall etc.
Has anyone else had this problem with their toddler as I am really not sure what to do. I guess and only guess that the reason he does it is because he is constantly told not to dirty or wet his "undies" so perhaps he knows it to be dirty and takes it off. But making a mess with it is beyond me and I am now wondering what the cause of him doing that is.
Any advice would be appreciated
Hi, yep im dealing with the same thing at the moment too, with my 20 month old daughter, not sure why she is doing it though, but what i have started to do now is put a body suit on her when i put her to bed, which has stopped her being able to pull/take her nappy off, I so understand your frustration with all the mess, Chelsea has done this numerous times, but yeah since i use the body suit for bed and playtime, she hasnt been able to get the nappy off.
my 22 month old son has the same problem we have had the lovely poo over the carpet, walls and curtains. It has only started recently and seems to be since he wants to be toilet trained so we have started toilet training him. We have found that if we put boxer shorts on with a t-shirt he has problems taking them off so less likely to take off the nappy.