My daugther is 2 and we're almost ready for potty training. The problem is she poops several times a day and it's messy and I know this is because of our vegan diet. When I potty trained my older child we weren't vegan yet, so poop once a day was easier to manage and anticipate to help her get to the potty and learn what was happening. This kid is a poop machine. Do I need to change up her diet to make this process more managable? Anyone have advice?
More nuts and grains less fiber, Also I would just deal with it, I know it is a pain and very messy but 20 years from now it won't matter. Stick to the diet, maybe less fruits and more grain to help make it more solid. Good luck!
Is her poop solid or runny? If it's solid and she's just going several times per day...that's fine! Her body is just really good at clearing itself out. If it's runny, I would try more soluble fiber (e.g. oats or mayble add a little psyllium to cereal/smoothies, etc...). My daughter poops 2 times/day and it lets me know that she's eating well and well-hydrated. She is 2 1/2 and uses the regular potty so it's MUCH less messy than cleaning a little training potty. Good luck! Sara, R.D.
It was runny for a couple of weeks, so I've been focusing on trying to make it solid. I don't mind if she goes several times a day, but I want it to at least be solid. The teachers at her school are helping with the potty training too and they think it's a little weird that she goes so much. If its runny and she's wearing pull-ups, then it gets on her clothes - uggghh.
I've been trying to focus on the BRAT diet a bit more and push the applesauce, bananas, rice and bread without giving up the veggies and limiting her fruit intake to once a day. It seems to be helping. Thanks for all the other advice, I'll give it a try!
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