ABOUT IT’S NO ACCIDENT
“This terrific book will help parents better advocate for their kids. I am grateful to have this great resource to recommend to families.”
– Shelly Vaziri Flais, M.D., pediatrician, co-editor of The Big Book of Symptoms and author of Raising Twins
“It’s No Accident” has completely changed my approach to treating children with urinary issues. I find it very rewarding to actually be able to help a lot of these kids now.”
– Daniell Rackley, M.D., pediatric urologist, Southeastern Urological Center, Tallahassee
At the playground you don’t hear, “Payton pooped in her pants yesterday.” No one posts on Facebook: “My second grader wet the bed again.”
Accidents and bedwetting can be embarrassing and stressful for children and parents alike. Yet doctors routinely assure parents that their child’s wetting episodes are no big deal.
In fact, bedwetting and accidents signal underlying issues that, left untreated, can linger for years. The good news: Potty problems are, most cases, easily explained and readily resolved.
Written for parents, grandparents and anyone involved with schools or summer camps — including teachers, nurses and administrators — It’s No Accident will bring relief to families struggling with toileting problems.
What you may be surprised to learn:
•Potty accidents are not normal
•Virtually all bedwetting is caused by undiagnosed constipation
•Chronically holding poop or pee makes a child’s bladder go haywire
•25 percent of 5-year-olds have wetting problems
•Kids who trained earliest and most easily tend to develop the worst problems
•Children can poop daily and still be constipated
•Wiping from front to back does not prevent UTIs
•School policies and bathroom conditions are making healthy kids sick
ABOUT BEDWETTING AND ACCIDENTS AREN’T YOUR FAULT
“Terrific! The illustrations are so much fun they remove any possible embarrassment, and the tone is friendly and supportive.”
– Laura Markham, Ph.D., author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids and founder of Aha!Parenting
“Every family dealing with accidents or bedwetting should own this engaging and eye-opening book!”
– Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and author of If I Have to Tell You One More Time…
“Finally – an entertaining, encouraging book about potty problems! I’ve dreamed about showing illustrations like these to my patients.”
– Angelique Champeau, NP, Director, Pediatric Continence Clinic, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland and San Francisco
“I’m thrilled by this caring, empathetic approach to toileting difficulties.”
– Marc A. Levitt, M.D., Surgical Director, Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
“This creative and inspirational this book will give children confidence.”
– Bob Sears, M.D., pediatrician and co-author, The Baby Book
A peek inside:
FOR FAMILIES, PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND PEDIATRICS PRACTICES!
Children dealing with bedwetting and accidents need compassion, encouragement, and an understanding of what’s happening inside their bodies.
Bedwetting and Accidents Aren’t Your Fault is the first book to provide all this!
With its clever, engaging illustrations, the book simplifies the concepts detailed in It’s No Accident while respecting children’s intelligence and feelings.
You will find the book especially helpful if:
•Your child needs encouragement to take MiraLAX, undergo enemas, wear a potty watch, or use the toilet more frequently
•Your child feels embarrassed about bedwetting or accidents
•You need a simple way to explain what constipation is and how it causes accidents
Your family will learn:
•What healthy poop looks like (pudding, not pellets)
•Why you shouldn’t wait for a child to “outgrow” accidents
•How to stop pee accidents, poop accidents, and bedwetting — for good!