Steve J. Hodges, MD, is a board-certified pediatric urologist and assistant professor of pediatric urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. An authority on wetting issues and the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, he treats 3,000 children a year Suzanne Schlosberg is a health and parenting writer whose articles have appeared in Parents, Parenting, and Fit Pregnancy. She is the author or coauthor of a dozen books, including Fitness for Dummies and The Good Neighbor Cookbook. Visit her at suzanneschlosberg.com.
It's No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions to Your Child's Wetting, Constipation, UTIs, and Other Potty Problemsby Steve Hodges, Suzanne Schlosberg
Here's a reality sure to shock parents: Our nation has a silent epidemic of toileting troubles. No one posts on Facebook, "My kid wet the bed again," yet accidents, bedwetting, and urinary tract infections are rampant and on the rise.These messy and embarrassing problems stressful for parents and children alike are typically dismissed ("Kids are
Here's a reality sure to shock parents: Our nation has a silent epidemic of toileting troubles. No one posts on Facebook, "My kid wet the bed again," yet accidents, bedwetting, and urinary tract infections are rampant and on the rise.These messy and embarrassing problems stressful for parents and children alike are typically dismissed ("Kids are kids"; "She'll outgrow it"), misdiagnosed, or undertreated. That's because most parents and many pediatricians are unaware of a research-proven fact: Virtually all childhood potty problems are caused by holding poop, pee, or both.What's behind the holding? In this eye-opening book, Dr. Steve Hodges explains why millions of potty-trained kids are clogged with poop and holding pee, problems related to the Western lifestyle, pressure to toilet train too early, inadequate potty-training follow-up, and misguided school policies.Dr. Hodges helps families recognize the subtle signs of holding and offers research-based strategies for resolving the wetting episodes and infections related to constipation. Parents and kids will cheer: No more wet undies or bedsheets!
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This book is the answer to all children who are "potty trained" and having accidents. Period. I know how maddening it is to have a bright, active, healthy potty trained child who has poop and pee accidents at 4 years old. All of the information in this book was completely verified as accurate by our pediatric gastroenterologist, who recommended the exact same course of action. Don't despair - just READ THIS BOOK.
My child isn't the only one out there with bathroom problems! I can't put this book down- it explains my child to the letter. The author really helped relieve my concern and prove that my child wasn't either being lazy or in a power struggle with elimating his waste. The research and reccomendations backs up what we have been told by our Pedatric GI and Pedatriation- but it also goes into easy to understand detail about why things are happening, why it is okay for our child to be on miralax for long periods of time and how to improve their bathroom health. This book has taken the burden off our shoulders. I even talked to my child this morning about his problem and explained he wasn't the only one and that we are learning new ways to help him feel better. My child smiled at me and was excited to try the ideas the author suggests.