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It's No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions To Your Child's Wetting, Constipation, Utis, And Other Potty Problems Paperback – February 7, 2012
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From the Back Cover
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!
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
1. This book has answers when it comes to the cause of bed wetting. Simple is so genius.
2. For some cases that may even seem to be extreme, enemas and other laxatives may not even be needed. Magnesium supplementation may be enough to fix the situation entirely in a as little as a week. "Most magnesium supplements are junk" might be too strong, but ones like Natural Calm found on Amazon are very effective and (most) kids can at least learn to enjoy them.
3. The book mentions switching to soy milk as an alternative to the constipation-inducing cow's milk. Intolerance is mentioned as a possibility of cow's milk producing bowel problems. While soy may help with constipation problems, it comes with its own set of problems that I would personally consider to be worse than constipation. Get educated on both sides of the argument and make a decision. I think that a majority believes soy to be a healthy food, so here's a book with an opposing viewpoint: The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food
Now for the long version.
What i've learned from this book has saved our family a great deal of frustration and rid us of bed wetting. Constipation has always been a concern of our since our now four-year-old son started pushing out his rectum when he was two years old. It's a quite frightening thing for all parties involved, but it's no party. Three doctors didn't have an answer, so we went the guy that everybody says is the best doctor within hours of our area.Read more ›
It may be true that most kids do eventually grow out of bedwetting. But this book makes a compelling argument that, in most cases, there is an underlying cause that (A) can be easily addressed (thus leading to a complete resolution of the problem); and (B) could turn into a much bigger problem if left untreated for too long. If that's the case, then we do a disservice to our children by just "waiting for them to grow out of it." Months and years go by; the child feels embarrassed despite the parent's best efforts to reassure her; and the underlying problem gets worse and and worse. If there's a practical, step-by-step solution to the problem -- and if that solution could spare your child years of discomfort -- then every parent and pediatrician should be aware of it.
Before reading this book, it never would have occurred to me that my daughter had issues with constipation, because she pooped regularly without obvious strain or discomfort. But I now realize that she had almost all of the signs of a different kind of constipation -- what might be described as "a big ball of poop" blocking her lower intestines and placing pressure on her bladder. It explains the nearly nightly bedwetting, the frequent mild stomach aches, and so on. We talked to our pediatrician about the book, and she gave us the go-ahead to try the Miralax cleanout described in the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book! Easy to read and informative (and funny). Learned so much about why children have accidents and how to help our child stop having accidents. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Rebecca Monk Dezan
I wish I could send this to every pediatrician and chiropractor. The years we wasted! So simple and seems like it should be common knowledge info for health providers. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Jennifer Thomas
This book is phenomenal!! If you have a child, with ANY potty issues, buy this book! It's a lifesaver!!!!Published 28 days ago by Ashley R
This book solved so many of our scream, pull your hair out, frustrating problems that we had been dealing with for years but had no idea the root cause. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jb
My wife and I have found this book to be quite helpful in understanding "accidents" and working with our son with potty training. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ezrway
Our daughter (and our whole family) suffered because of her struggle to overcome bedwetting for twelve years. We took her to numerous doctors and did the alarm. No success. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thank you so much for your work and this book. I would recommend that any parent reads this before they ever start potty training. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rebam