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How do you cope with your child smearing poo? Any advice to stop it?
This is a post from @boodybabyblogs on Facebook, you can see the original post here:
Wondering if you could give any advice on behaviour techniques?
"Well here I am writing a second blog about poo.
The playing with his own poo problem has reared it’s ugly head again (no pun intended) as I went to put Kai (who has Autism, GDD and additional needs) to bed yesterday I was met with an all too familiar smell in the hallway. Rounding his bedroom door I was met with a brown hand waving at me, from a child sat on a bed smeared with poo.
Calmly I lifted him off the bed and walked him down the hallway towards his dad so the clean up operation could begin, whilst I returned to the bedroom to strip and remake the bed.
This is becoming a common occurrence now which I am not happy about or sure how to handle. The first time he did it I was so shocked I laughed, the next few times I got increasingly annoyed that he was doing it again and now I’m stumped on how to handle such events. Anger doesn’t get you anywhere and it certainly doesn’t help Kai, Laughing or crying wouldn’t benefit the situation either and simply asking Kai not to do it falls on deaf ears as he doesn’t understand.
I have done various google searches and seen an array of ‘reconditioning’ strategies some of which you wouldn’t even do to a dog! We mentioned it at the respite centre who said they had dealt with it a lot in other children but didn’t give us any coping strategies.
Has anyone else dealt with this?
How do you cope?
What do you say?
I am stumped! I know there will be more incidents to come, we’ve had 4 in the past few weeks.
If anyone has any words of wisdom, I will happily listen and take them all on board."