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#1 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:12 PM

DS is 16 months old and sometimes craps up to 4 or 5 times a day. He is on 3 solid meals a day and is no longer breastfed.

Is it normal for a toddler who is on proper meals, to still crap a lot each day?

#2 blenheim

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Yep.

#3 kadoodle

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

Sure is.  Some just have active bowels.

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

When will it end! Lol

#5 kadoodle

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

High school, lol.

#6 Mariamsmum

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:21 PM

My twins are 2years 3 months old and still poo 2-5 times a day. Each. I shudder to think of how many pooey nappies I have changed in the last 2 years.

#7 Cranky Kitten

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

When it ends.

Some days I still go more than once or even twice a day. DS tends towards every second day, except when he randomly goes 2 or 3 times a day for a day or so. Whereas you can set your watch by DH.

Everybody is different.

#8 Lil Chickens

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

DD is 3y7m and goes to the loo for poo at least twice a day.

DS is 1y7m and goes three to four times a day.  Thankfully he has recently started to say poo before he does (about 70% of the time) so I don't have so many nappies to clean up because he wants to sit on the loo like his sister.

#9 R2D2

Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

It can be normal, or it can be from too much fibre...they take a while to manage it....dried or fresh fruit is often the culprit....more than one or two daily serves is too much fibre at that age...no big deal, but can cause a lot of poo...
My SIL's kids are nuts about fruit....at about two they were easily eating four serves or more a day, ESP dried fruit... And going 3-5 times a day....cut back....and back to once or twice a day....

#10 CallMeProtart

Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:23 PM

Yeah.
My nephew still does this and he's seven Tounge1.gif

#11 ~chiquita~

Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

Totally normal at that age. Very annoying though lol!
DS is 28 months now and only poos once a day. Well, most days.

#12 Leggy

Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

Even as an adult it's fine to be crapping 4 times a day - just so long as the stuff is firm not runny. The whole 1-bowel-movement-per-day thing is common, but not required for good health.

Bit of a pain when they're still in nappies though!

#13 PurpleNess

Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Yep, DS is 14 months old & generally poops twice a day, but some days it can be 4 or 5 times...
Teething time is worse cause they stink really bad  lol

I'm sure it'll end one day - probably when we are no longer changing nappies & wiping bums....

#14 mandala

Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Is it normal for DS to regularly skip poohing some days, and then save it all up for an all-day-poop-a-thon on the days when he's not at daycare and I can't make DH change him? wink.gif

It does sound normal to me original.gif

#15 Neko NoNo

Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:27 AM

As long as he's still a healthy weight, it sounds like it's fairly common. My DS is still doing about 5 poos a day, but he is horribly underweight and they have finally found a bacteria responsible which we are treating for now. I'm hoping for a dramatic decrease in the frequency of poo!




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