Poop - Fecal Smearing and Autism
(Waterloo, ON Canada)
My five year old son is Autistic and has been fecal smearing for 3 years now and most recently has started diaper shredding. No one has any real solutions for us and it's been so frustrating.
Impractical solutions like overalls, plastic pants and velcro. He can open complicated locking mechanisms and the professionals are suggesting velcro???!
I recently found some sleep suits guaranteed to prevent fecal smearing and diaper or pad shredding but they are from a company in England that won't ship to Canada. I found someone to accept the package there and then ship it to me. I haven't received them yet but I really hope that they work although if they do, I can't keep ordering them this way. Why is there nothing like this in Canada? Surely hospitals and institutions have been looking for something to put patients into to prevent this behaviour, what do they currently do here? What do the group homes do?
I am at my wits end and have had days when he has done it 5 or 6 times and all I can think is, "one more time and he's living somewhere else."
It has to be one of the most depressing issues to deal with. No one wants feces smeared all over their home!
Happy to let you know that I've been working on solving this problem.
And we have solutions for both day and night in our Special Needs Products store
There are two daytime solutions - onesie style bodysuits. The first children's onesie is here
, and the second will be launched shortly.
Here's the night solution: back zippered pajamas
-now available for ordering!
Reasonably priced too!
Youth Sizes: 8, 10, 14, 16, 18
Colors: Grey, Navy Blue
Early bird pricing available till May 10th.
Shipments begin week of May 20th, via mail.
This is a special order item, so order now while items are still available.