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10 months old & new bad habit
Kallie is 10 months old. For the last week, every night she is waking up between 2 & 3 AM to go outside to poop first, then pee! She sleeps with us, so she's driving us crazy. Our bed's too high, so she can't jump off of it to poop on the floor, which is a good thing. The last thing I do before going to bed (usually between 9:30 & 10 PM) is take her outside. She usually pees then. Right now, she's pooping 5 X per day. This just seems extreme to me. 1) middle of night, 2) around 6:30 AM, 3) at lunch, 4) after I get home from work @ 5:00 PM, and usually 5) around 8:00 PM. We were having an issue with runny poops, but changed her food to BB Basic grain-free. Prior she was going 3 X day. But it's been 1 1/2 months since we weaned to the new food. Great tootsie roll poops now. Sorry is this is all TMI!!
Any great ideas on what's going on here? What I'd like to do is take her out right before bed & squeeze it all out of her! But since that's not acceptable behavior, I need some suggestions! Could she be getting too much to eat? She's not gaining much weight (.4 lbs in past 2 months). She eats 3 X day. Should I cut her back to 2 X? I can't move her last meal up too much. I feed her about 1/2 hr after I get home. So I could do 1/2 hr earlier. She has been sleeping thru the night for months. But now she wakes up whining to go out.
Pat - AKA Kallie's & Abby's mom