My 2.5year old took so easily to potty training last month. He mastered it within a few hours and has never wet himself since the first day. Day 4 of potty training and he still needed a bowel movement. He has always gone every single day while in nappies. So 4 days of not going was scary for him. Unfortunately it was very difficult to pass and he ended up with a tear. Every time he goes now he has pain and some fresh blood. Our GP prescribed cosmocol to help the tear heal (keeping the stools soft). He is so afraid of going and feeling pain that he will hold for 3 days sometimes 5. How do u encourage him to go? We have books, loads of fibre in his diet, a daily dose of cosmocol, plenty of fluids and lots of running around. I've heard of senna but where do we get it in liquid form?
It's such a stressful time for us all. Poor little chap, wish we could just help him feel less afraid.