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We say poop. You say poo.
We say pee. You say wee.
But we all say: Let's help children with toileting issues!
The folks at ERIC, a wonderful UK charity, have "translated" our infographics into British English. If you live in the UK, you can purchase our children's book, Bedwetting and Accidents Aren't Your Fault, directly through ERIC. It's No Accident is available through amazon UK.
UK mums and dads: Please share these charts with friends, teachers, and doctors!
12 Signs Your Child is Constipated
Constipation in children is easily missed because most adults don’t know what to look for. Everyone knows a child who poos once a week is constipated. But a child who wees incessantly or who poos three times a day might also be clogged up. 12 Signs Your Child is Constipated will help parents, medical providers, schools and daycare centers detect constipation in children.
Constipation is the #1 Cause of Accidents
"He's just a deep sleeper." "Her bladder hasn't caught up to her brain." "He overproduces urine." Those are just a few of the unfounded reasons typically tossed out to explain bedwetting. In fact, almost all cases are caused by constipation. When poo piles up in the rectum, it forms a large, hard mass that presses against and irritates the bladder. Cristina Acosta illustrates this in a way that people of all ages can easily grasp. The bladder shrieks, “Help! I’m being squished!”
Education & Resources for Improving Childhood Continence
ERIC is the only UK charity dedicated to helping children with ongoing continence problems.
ERIC trains healthcare professionals, offers support to families, and works to improve standards of care in health settings and schools.
The ERIC website has a terrific kids' area, with lively graphics that explain how the body makes wee and poo, along with fun facts. Did you know some caterpillars fling their poo up to 3 meters to get rid of predators?