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    4-year-old is suddenly afraid of having a bowel movement in the toilet
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    An_260843 posted:
    Quite suddenly, my 4-year old is frightened of using the toilet for a bowel movement, so he's holding it until it explodes in his underwear.
     
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    tlkittycat1968 responded:
    Is it possible that he had a painful bowel movement and either associates the toilet with the pain or is afraid it will hurt again?
    Pround mom of PJ (6) and Kylee (4).
     
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    sonshinemama replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
    My son had a very painful bowel movement brought on my constipation and is now terrified of pooping in the toilet. He will only go in his underwear/pants, and its only a little at a time.


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