A furious mum has hit out at her daughter's school after the tot was allegedly left hospitalised with constipation due to a toilet roll policy.

Fahmin Khanum, 32, claims her four-year-old tot was left with crippling anxiety at not being able to relive herself properly whenever she used the loo.

Kitchener Road Primary School in Cardiff did not put toilet roll in the cubicles of its students' toilets, meaning many soiled themselves, according to the girl's mum.

Instead, youngsters aged four to 11 at the school were required to only take in what toilet role they thought they might use from a dispenser the public area of the toilet.

Kids at the school were told that if they needed more toilet roll while moving their bowels then they would have to return to the pubic area of the toilet, Wales Online reported.

Kitchener Road Primary School in Cardiff
Kitchener Road Primary School in Cardiff

And Ms Khanum said her little one became so scared of using the loo she was admitted to the University Hospital of Wales for three days due to agonising constipation.

“She was not clearing her bowels properly in school because of the toilet paper policy. It was a traumatic experience,” she said.

“My daughter is quite independent from going to day nurseries before starting school in September and she was potty trained at two and a half and had not had problems before.”

It was only when Fahmin went into the school for parents' evening last week that she said she discovered the cause of her daughter's problem.

University Hospital of Wales
University Hospital of Wales

The tot, who is in reception, was so anxious about not taking enough paper into the cubicle that she was not relieving herself when she needed to at school.

She explained: “At parents’evening I went to the toilet and there was a single tissue dispenser and my daughter counted out five sheets and went to the toilet. There are no tissue dispensers in the cubicles.

“I spoke to the headteacher and she told me it was so that children don’t block the toilets using too much toilet paper.

“My daughter was not clearing her bowels properly in school because of the toilet paper policy. This caused her to end up in hospital 100%."

Fahmin Khanum, 32, claims her four-year-old tot was left with crippling anxiety at not being able to relive herself properly
Fahmin Khanum, 32, claims her four-year-old tot was left with crippling anxiety at not being able to relive herself properly

“Last Monday when I went to collect my daughter the teacher told me she had soiled herself.

“You can imagine you run out of toilet paper and you know you might need to take your pants down and go to the public area and go back in, or pull your pants back up and soil yourself going out to get more paper.

“This is what happened to my daughter and she then had to go and tell a teacher in front of other children that she had soiled herself.

“This is not just about my daughter, it’s about all the children.

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“It’s a health and safety issue impacting on children’s welfare and it’s awful for the children’s dignity.”

Fahmin, a human resources advisor at Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative, which works with people with learning difficulties, and her husband Afjul Ali, have written a formal letter of complaint to the school's headteacher Ruth Jackson.

Following her complaint, the school has now said it has reviewed its policy.

A spokeswoman from the school said: “We have reviewed our policy and will soon be installing dispensers in all our cubicles.

"We will be contacting parents shortly to let them know of the change.”