We have a little issue in the 4parts household, well actually it’s quite upsetting.
A couple of days ago, as some of you may have seen picture on my Facebook page, H-bomb had a pooh in the bath. I had turned my back for maybe 45 seconds to put some of his washing away, I could see him in the corner of my eye, I saw him throw something, looked and realised it was a pooh. I immediately ran over to clean it up and as I was cleaning it up he was stood in the bath, half a metre from me, crying his eyes out, pulling more pooh from his bottom and dropping it out onto the bath mat. I pulled all of the water out of the bath, cleaned up the mess, grabbed a nappy and hosed H down with the shower. Throughout all of this he cried.
Fast forward a couple of days and he seems to still be traumatised by this event. Every time we change his nappy he breaks his heart and immediately slams his hands over his bottom, the first time I tried to give him a bath he screamed so much I just got him out and dressed him. McD just tried to change him and he screamed and was holding his bottom, I suggested a bath as he was grubby and I thought it might make him feel nice. He begged and pleaded with us not to put him in the bath but he can’t go through his life never bathing. I asked him to try and do a pooh on the potty before getting in, he managed two wees and was quite happy whilst on the potty, as soon as he stood up his hands went over his bottom.
He was still screaming so I got in the bath with him as he normally likes a cuddle, he carried on screaming and holding his bottom. At one point he screamed so much that I thought there was something seriously wrong and contemplated a&e, I even checked his bum hole to see if it was sore which caused even more screaming. I gave him the shower head thinking that playing with that would take his kind off it, he’s not normally allowed to play with it as he sprays it out of the bath but I was desperate to calm him down. He did stop screaming but continued to hold his bottom with one hand.
The only thing that stopped him from holding his bottom was putting a pair of pants on him, so he had a bath with little pants on. That’s where we are now.
Has anybody experienced this before? Can anybody offer me any help or advice?
Excuse any grammatical errors, I just typed all this on my phone!