Stressed out by your child's bedwetting, accidents, constipation or urinary tract infections? We can help! Our book, It's No Accident, explains why potty problems are epidemic in Western culture, hugely misunderstood and treated inappropriately.
On our blog, The Real Poop, Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University, answers potty questions and shares his cases. Suzanne Schlosberg and her twins riff on their favorite subjects: poop and pee. Dr. Tom Keating, founder of Project CLEAN, advocates for stench-free school bathrooms. Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso reflects on raising a wonderful daughter who will not be defined by her bladder.
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Category Archives: Poop accidents
When I first realized that bedwetting and toileting accidents are almost always caused by a poop-stuffed rectum, I started giving MiraLAX out like crazy. I was on a mission to defeat pediatric potty problems, and I had just the tool … Continue reading
To some folks, the start of school means buying pencils and backpacks and back-to-school clothes. To me, it means seeing frantic parents and stressed-out kids suddenly dealing with accidents, bedwetting and urinary tract infections. For many kids, school creates toileting … Continue reading
By Dr. Hodges The other day I saw a 7-year-old boy who’s still in diapers because he has both pee and poop accidents. The first time I saw him, months ago, I ordered an x-ray, which showed his rectum was … Continue reading
By Dr. Hodges The main message of It’s No Accident can seem simplistic at first glance: Constipation causes wetting — got it. But there’s more to the story. Among parents and physicians, there are varying levels of ignorance about potty … Continue reading
By Dr. Hodges It makes me nuts when I hear of pediatricians saying, “Don’t worry, she’ll grow out of it” to parents of kids who’ve been wetting the bed for years or parents of potty-trained kids who are having pee … Continue reading
By Suzanne So the Slate article generated more than 300 comments, mostly from parents who were stunned to learn of the connection between constipation and bedwetting/daytime accidents. But one doctor wrote in to basically say, “Duh.” “The vast majority of … Continue reading
By Betsy Rosso One of the best things about social media—and Facebook in particular—from where I sit as a mom is both the crowdsourcing for suggestions and the support and sympathy you can receive when something is going on with … Continue reading
By Dr. Hodges I’ll admit it: I liked “Blossom.” I liked Six and I liked Joey, especially his “Whoa.” I liked the guest appearances by Mr. T and Alf. But Blossom, or Mayim Bialik, has a new book out called … Continue reading
Slate ran an excerpt of It’s No Accident today!