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hello, my daughter(3 yr 5 mo) is not ready to

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Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 in Child Health
Question: hello,
my daughter(3 yr 5 mo) is not ready to do potty. she is always doing it in diapers or in pants.
we have done everything from telling , yelling, love and even gifts and candies but she is not doing it on a potty seat.
she do tell when she wants to pee but not potty.
she u derstands everything like when she wants water, food, tv, XXXXXXX to do pee, candy names but i dont know if its her stubborness or naughtyness that she is doing potty in pants.
we have spent even 30-50 mins making her sit on the potty seat but she do potty not on it but on pants.
kindly assist
Answered by Dr. Arun 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Try frequent squatting

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
Many kids at this age have difficulty in passing stools on potty seat.
Few tips
1. Make her squat on potty seat ( not sit).
2. Make her squat 3 times daily for at least 10 minutes each time. Don't ask her to pass stools. Just keep telling her some stories. This could be her story time.
3. Keep encouraging her, never scold for passing in pants.
4. Try deworming with albendazole. I usually prescribe 5ml at night. To be repeated after 2 weeks.
Dr Arun
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