Daily Bowel Movements

Do you go to the toilet everyday for a bowel movement? Well, Mr MG does. And he wanted me to train the kids to do so too. I know its a good thing to get rid of all those toxins but to me, “training” them to go to the toilet in the morning for a bowel movement means adding an extra itenary to my morning rush. “You don’t know how to invest in the future.” he said. “If they can go to the toilet in the morning, you will find it a lot easier when they don’t have to rush to the toilet during the day when we’re out for example.”

I couldn’t agree with him so we decided to ask the paeditrician. The paeditrician said it is not necessary to have a daily bowel movement. Every 2-3 days is fine. Just go when you feel like it. However, Mr MG was not satisfied. He insisted that its a good thing and showed me articles on the internet. So, no choice, I had to train the kids.

What do you know? Eventually, the girl became so good, she can have a bowel movement every morning. And now the boy is learning too. It helps that they don’t have to rush to the toilet when we’re out or use the school’s not so clean toilet. Home is always still the best.

So now, the whole family is trained to have daily bowel movements each morning. All accept me. Mr MG calls me the pangsai tangki because whenever I sitΒ on the “throne”, there is nothing. And I call him the pangsai machine because whenever he sits on the “throne” there is something. And we have a good laugh over it. But when we are out and I suddenly have to rush to the toilet in the mall after a meal, he has the last laugh. πŸ˜› Seriously, my stomach needs more training. I remember days when I was driving to work and suddenly in the traffic jam, I’d have the most bad stomach ache!

What about you? Do you go to the toilet everyday?

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  1. rachel says:

    Every 2-3 days is ok for kids to pass motion? That’s new to me. My mom told me if Philip didnt pass motion for 1 day..next day must give lots of fiber already…

    Rachel, they are quite big by now at age 5 and 7 so the paed says its ok. Previously when they were babies, fuiyoh, used to poo all the time especially breastfeeding dat time, halfway breastfeeding also phhhhhuuuut. Hahaha. Sometimes there’d be a poo before, during and after the feed. After a while, I was so tired the paed told me to just ignore it and clean up baby only after the breastfeed was complete instead of stopping halfway. Hahaha.

  2. Jess says:

    yeah, me and the girls will pass motion daily…except during travel time, perhaps go travel the timing not ngam already! lol

    Haha yes, during travel and holidays all the schedule and training go down the drain and after that have to start over.

  3. syn says:

    i’m not a daily person too. my nickname is ‘consti’. πŸ˜€ …my hubby is a daily person and in mornings too and he will have a go at it up to 2-3 times. i do envy him though. lol!

    my no.1 is better than me slightly and at times will miss a day or 2 the most. my no.2 at the moment is like her father, several times a day. not sure how long will this last though.

    btw, u didnt mention how u’ve trained your kids to have it daily.

    Its very easy. I just ask them to go after breakfast each day and after a while, it comes naturally. As for me, I don’t have the time to go and sit there after breakfast each day so I just wait for the urge. Haha. Imagine that. Not having time to go to the toilet. Siao. πŸ™‚

  4. Vien says:

    I’m like Syn..haha..so my hub is like her hub. We have quite a lot of things in common. Anyway, to get the kids go poo regular, I give them probiotics.

    I must tell my hub that I am not the only one. Hahaha.

  5. Ann says:

    I wonder why MOST men have daily bowel movements!!! Maybe coz from young they spend morning in the toilet to escape from mummy’s nagging! hmm…

    But anyway, I think going daily is quite a good thing to cultivate….but well, not force. And the kids seem to be able to do it now.

    Me….I go mostly everyday esp after my bfast and a warm cuppa!

    Thats a good habit. πŸ™‚

  6. Cowie says:

    Hahahaha……you’re so funny MG. I love reading your blogs. I’m a daily person too. The moment I open my eyes in the morning, must immediately unload or else..*shy*

  7. health freak says:

    My body is already programmed to empty the bowels every morning, twice some more :D. But when there’s a change in routine or stress, then all goes haywire and I will have pangsai tangki :S
    I am curious to know, what happens if you have that sudden urge to pangsai in the car, when you’re stuck in the middle of a bad jam hehe!

    You hold it until your face turns blue loh. Hahaha.

  8. Joanne Tiew says:

    I hope to have daily bowel movement but I easily get constipation problem. So I have to make sure I drink plenty of water and eat fruits.

    My husband is a pangsai machine too, hehe.

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