For those still trying to potty train...

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For those still trying to potty train...

This made me feel a little better, although now I'm more worried about G's constipation issues. I may take him in for an appt to just check it out and make sure that isn't part of our problem.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-hodges-md/potty-training_b_1424826.html

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Daniel's poops have always been "mushy", I'm the same way. His big brother was until he was potty trained, then they started getting more solid. I thought solid was the norm, the goal. I think that solid but soft is ideal for potty training with as it's easier to tell when it's coming and to control it. Where as right now, I'm not certain he can control it.

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I had the completly opposite experience with potty training my kids, Natalie was trained early, I've had no bed wetting issue, no holding issues, no serious potty issues (yes still the odd accident but hey she's 3). Dana was started later and we had nothing but trouble she would not eliminate when she needed and then would have accidents often, she wet her bed regularly until she was 11 years old.

People just believe what they want to hear. My thoughts, every child is different, every child learns at different rates, they will learn to potty train when they are ready.

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As for his clinic being filled with kids who are potty trained, it may be just because less diapered kids are taken to a specialist over those sorts of concerns, which could be bad for the diapered kids.

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I'm with you Amanda! I like to add his ideas to my toolbag so to speak, but it did come off kinda sounding like an ad for mirilax at the end there..... seems like if the object was to make mushy stools, then he might suggest more than one way to do it. and he never talked about making sure you are feeding the child a better diet with fiber etc instead of just going to drug therapy. there is certainly a huge link to constipation, especially chronic, and lack of complete ability to control not just bowels but also urinary function.