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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.
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
I bought this book because of the difficulties my granddaughter was having with constipation. The book is easy to read and informative. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by mkw121
We resolved the issue within the 1st chapter of the book. Essentially we re-potty trained our 8 y/o son.... Read morePublished 5 days ago by JB
Good reference, but for us it was not the only thing that we didPublished 5 days ago by Benjamin Gonzalez
It is an easy to read and easy to understand book about all possible potty-training issues. I bought it because my daughter had a particular problem and neither our doctor, nor any... Read morePublished 6 days ago by antithesis
Honestly, this book taught me so much more about peeing and pooing than I thought I needed to learn. I've been talking about it to everyone I know for weeks now! Read morePublished 18 days ago by Sarah Olson
This book helped to diagnose my daughters "extreme" case of constipation, assisted in solving her problem and potty trained her in 2 weeks. Highly recommended.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book. Giving me hope after 2 years of incontinence with my 7 year old.Published 2 months ago by Becky Matheny
As a pediatrician who sees tons of constipated belly aching kids, I recommend this book to my parents on a daily basis! It explains constipation so incredibly well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Laura Pridemore
This book is very insightful. After reading this book, It all made sense. I was so tired of hearing, "he'll grow out of it" or "its too early to worry about bed... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer