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Boy scared of the toiletStool withholding and refusing to do a wee are very common problems in children especially toddlers. In fact, around 75% of calls to our helpline are from parents and carers of children who feel scared of pooing and find it hard to relax. 

Based on our experience of supporting families with this issue, we have created a new section of our website full of resources and tips to help your child overcome poo and wee avoidance. The guidance includes:

  • Why it happens
  • How it can affect your child's behaviour
  • The signs of withholding to look out for 
  • Helping children feel more comfortable about poo
  • Supporting children with toilet anxiety

Check out our withholding area