Poop issues

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Poop issues
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Mon, 02-11-2013 - 4:11pm

This isn't really a diaper issue entirely.  It's partially a potty training related issue.  I posted over on the potty learning board also, but thought I would check here if any of the more experienced folks here had suggestions.

DS is 26 months old.  He uses the potty sporadically.  His daycare teacher called me today because they have been finding his poop on the floor a couple of times a week and thought it was becasue our diapers are old and the elastic is worn out (Swaddlebees simplex 2.0 mostly).  Today one of the teachers saw DS reach into his diaper and pull out the poop and then drop it on the floor.  I have also seen him do this at home, once.  He does it because he is uncomfortable with the poop just sitting there but he doesn't ask to be changed because he really hates having to lie down to get changed (at home and school, we do standing changes if there is no poop generally).

Any suggestions to deal with the poop handling?  I can't make him decide to use the potty or tolerate the diaper change.  But , we can replace some of our old, saggy diapers with ones that have tight elastic and a snug fit so maybe he won't be able to reach in and make a mess.  Does anyone have suggestions for a snug fitting toddler diaper that will stand up to a heavy wetter?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Registered: 01-07-2004
In reply to: akhtarsa
Thu, 02-14-2013 - 1:58pm

hello!! my oldest used to play with her poop too. partially its because they can as well as trying to get it away from their skin. i had good luck with luvs diapers. the big plus for me was they had velcro straps so if my oldest took it off, i could get it back on without any fuss. (the only time she would make a mess with her poop after i made the switch was when she was left in her crib "taking a nap")ive also had good luck with pampers and the off brand ones. i never had good luck with huggies though and never tried swaddlebees. good luck!!
JOANNE 

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Registered: 10-13-2006
In reply to: akhtarsa
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 7:38pm

Onesies.  They don't work great if you are actually potty training (obviously), but there's not much else you can do except limit the access.  Have you tried some behavior modification?  I know you think he's young, but he is not too young to learn not to do this.  I am a believer in incentives (bribes).  Maybe he gets a sticker or a stamp on his hand for each time he asks for a poopy diaper change (or uses the potty).

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