I would be so grateful to anyone with any advice on the below. My son is 3 years 3 months old. He suffers from multiple food allergies and about 3 months ago we finally got his issue diagnosed of stool withholding. I kept thinking it was his diet but his stools were often soft. He definitely suffered from constipation when he was younger though and this lasted for a few years. He’s on one sachet of laxido a day, and two every other day unless he starts passing lots of stools and keeps trying to go. We also put in a teaspoon of flaxseed oil. He’s doing much better now in that he’s passing stools much more regularly. Mostly every day or every other day. However I can’t tell if he’s fully emptying his bowel. For instance he could go 3 times a day and then the following day do a really large one. What size should his daily stool be? He is very tall for his age but also very thin and I think this has had an issue on him not gaining weight. I’ve heard you can try feeding them sweet corn to see how long it takes to pass through him but he won’t eat the stuff!! Any ideas on how I can tell if he’s not fully emptying bowel or the dosage is too high?
We’ve also just started toilet training. This was massively led by him. He wanted to do it!! He’s fantastic at weeing on potty or toilet and is sometimes dry overnight and wakes to go in the night. However while he’ll sit and wait on potty he seems unable to poo. He pooes on all fours or standing up and can still do a slight dance. How do you encourage them to poo in a sitting position. He did a giant poo in his pants today. Should I actively put nappy on or how should I tackle it?
Thanks for any help.