For the past few weeks we have heard this phrase coupled with “My Fart!” about a gazillion times. There is no doubt our little monster is constipated and probably extremely uncomfortable…but the insistent whining all.night.long about poop and farts is starting to wear. I know she doesn’t sit at daycare and lament all day long to them as we get back reports of AM: Cheery!, PM: Chatty! with simley faces. But the minute she walks into this house…whining…poop…farts…screaming.
We took her to the pediatrician last week who put us on a regimen of daily Miralax for 2 months to help ‘clear things out’. Thing is daily Miralax doesn’t work…so we have upped the dosage…and included glycerin suppositories at night for days she hasn’t pooped. Her last BM was Friday night. Since then she has had numerous doses of Miralax and tonight was her second glycerin suppository after last nights failed to produce. Keep your fingers crossed that there is a prize in her diaper in the AM.
Part of me wonders if part of it is some sort of potty training rebellion or little sister regression that’s surmounting early. Royce pretty much carried her around what seemed like all weekend long (something I can’t do) and the only BM’s she has had the past few days have been patiently coaxed out by him using a soft “you can do it tone” while holding her (something I don’t have the patience for mostly because I know the minute this baby arrives I’ll have about zilch time to give that much attention to each of Syd’s BM urges).
Today at school when I peeked through the door she was dancing, smiling having fun. When she saw me she got sad, mopey and despondent, and the second she stepped foot into the house she started whining about poop and farts. Tonight I chose to not give attention to the whining, but not telling her to stop either, and I just went about my evening. I was able to distract her into about 15 mins of whine-free play with blocks, but when I turned my back to tend to dinner — the whining began again. And the minute Royce got home today she insisted on his attention, sat in her dinner chair for maybe 5 mins before squirming…moaning about poop and ending up in Daddy’s lap for the remainder of the meal and his arms after we were done.
I hate to be callous and mean, I’m sure it hurts…but she needs to figure out how to do this on her own right?
Anyone have any advice on a poop adverse 2- year old?
PS: The doctor told us to give up on trying to force her to eat high fiber things so please spare that as advice. He said it’s a battle not worth surmounting with a toddler and I agree with him. She will eat purred prunes, and will take the occasional ‘squisher’ (these baby food veggie/fruit packets). I’ve started giving mangoes (high in fiber) with her breakfast and we have cut all dairy from her at home diet too. Outside of her random binges on beans which are few and far between there is little much we can alter with this tyrants diet to make the situation change anytime soon.