Chapter Habits Are Used In Children When They Have A Younger Sibling?
Hello doctor., My daughter is 3 years 7 months, still defecating in her pants, even though we have reminded her all the time. But, he’s been like this for only a month or two. Since the age of 2 years, he has been smart to tell his parents if you want to defecate. But, since his sister was born, when he was 3 years and 7 months old, he instead became a bowel movement in his pants. What is the solution? Please help
Hello Pala Muara, thank you for asking.
At the age of 3 years, a child should be able to communicate about the needs of urinating. In children who are physically and psychologically healthy, bowel training can be done as early as possible, even from infancy. The earlier it is done, the more accustomed the child will feel to not being burdened. Your child is good because he can pass on his desire to defecate.
However, sometimes a change in the situation at home causes a setback in the child's psychological development. In this case, when the younger sibling was born, it might be the originator. Often unconsciously, parents pay more attention to their newborn siblings. Older children will feel that their parents' attention to them is diminished. As a result, the child will do various things that are expected to seize the attention of parents from his younger sibling. Chances are your child is intentionally pooping in his pants, so parents pay attention to him.
Try to get your child to talk slowly. Ask the reason why your child is doing this. Make sure that the love and attention of parents is not reduced. If necessary, invite your child to take care of his sister together. Expected thus, your child realizes that his sister is not a competitor in the fight for attention. In addition, parents also need to be fair in dividing attention. Listen well when your child tries to communicate.
You can also bring your child to do counseling with child psychologists. Psychologists can help provide a good way for parents to deal with this kind of complaint.
Thus the information that I can share, hopefully you can find a solution soon. Regards.