Problems with school bathrooms can start as early as preschool. There are many daycare/preschool programs that have peculiar bathroom set ups. They will have 3 little toilets in one room with no dividers or privacy for the child. It’s very common for kids as young as preschool to start holding their bowel movements because
Make sure you speak with your child about their bowel and bladder habits at school. If they are purposefully avoiding the bathroom encourage them to use it appropriately, talk with their teacher or request that they use the nurse’s bathroom.
You can ask your primary provider to send a letter to the school requesting your child has full access to the bathroom, is sent to void every 2 hours and/or is allowed to use the nurse’s bathroom.