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4 year old pullups

We restored to putting my 4 1/2 year old back in pullups at the beginning of the year as she is having major issues knowing when she needs a poo. Messing her pants was making her extremely distressed and she liked the comfort of knowing she has a pullup on. As a last resort we agreed she should wear pullups again during the day. She still isn't dry at night and wears normal nappies to bed as I don't want her weeing in a pullup as we have told her they are just for poo accidents and we don't want her weeing in her day pullups. My concern is now though that not many people know she is in a pullup during the day, we have managed to cover it up as she has been wearing warmer clothes and it barely shows. Now the weather is changing she wants to start wearing her Spring dresses but her pullup is obvious. We are also due to go on holiday soon what should we do about her day pullup as this will be obvious with her shorts/skirts also it's an over night flight, should I still put her in her night nappy and hope no one notices.

Sorry for the long message just slightly confused what we should do for the best!

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A proper nappy would be better for poop issues than a pull so advice to get her to wear a balky not pull!

And will last longer than a pull up just make sure she is wearing baggy clothes!

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She use the toilet for wee's so not sure a nappy in the day would work.

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Hi there, my little girl has been out of nappy’s just a year and she 6 now! We were in the same situation soiling 10+ a day this made her embarrassed very emotional so the pull up/nappy just gave her a bit of security! We managed to hide them with little shorts under her dresses no one actually noticed them it was more in my own head than anybody else’s! Fortunately she’s always been quite small for her age so that helped too, also don’t ever feel you have to justify your situation to anyone ( I’ve only just learned this too). Try to match the colour of shorts to her dresses then they look like part of her outfit 😁x

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Thanks for the reply, we've been wearing skirts over leggings so no one has really noticed or atleast said anything.. I will take her shopping for some shorts to match her dresses this week and see what that looks like. Out of interest what pullup/nappy did you use? We are currently using huggies pullups but there not the greatest if she has a big accident.

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Hello, I tended to stick with pampers pants they seemed to suit her better! Huggies weren’t that great especially if she had a sore bottom they seemed to aggravate it more. She has only been out of them around 11 months now, if she’s having a bad day tummy wise she will go and put one back on!! I think if it makes them feel a little more comfortable then that’s all that matters, there the ones dealing with this problem after all.

By the way it does get a little bit better as they grow and understand a bit more!

Happy shopping 😀x

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Thanks I'll give them a try, I was put off by the fact they look similar to normal pampers nappies in the design and might be a bit bulkier to cover up. where as huggies look a bit more underwear like. If they are as good as absorbant as pampers nappies we might even be able to use them at night .

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My son is 6 and he is still in them in the day. What I sometimes do is fold them down at the top to disguise them more. We have managed 18 months with out anyone noticing but I think you are just so self aware.

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Never thought about folding them over, she is quiet independent at taking herself for a wee so I could always show her what to do and how to fold them down I suppose.

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I bought my daughter night pull ups with tinker bell and she s 5 now that we managed to disimpact her I reverted back to normal knickers it took me nearly 1 month of heavy treatment and change of routine to disimpact her we used micro lax enemas x 3 one day yes one day no they worked amazingly well, 1 month of disgusting movicol that didn't do much and now she s just on pico but doctor say if she does not go to toilet at least once a day must continue medication re nappies school knew and I covered them up well with trousers or tights nobody her age minded please sort out her constipation good luck

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She's been checked and isn't constipated. Just doesn't seem to know when she is going to poo.

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