It's No Accident: Breakthrough Solutions to Your Child's Wetting, Constipation, UTIs, and Other Potty Problems
Here's a reality that will shock most parents: There is a silent epidemic in America--one that is needlessly stressing out parents, causing children pain and embarrassment, and costing families and the health-care system massive amounts of money. It is an issue of dysfunctional elimination: delayed or abnormal pooping and peeing in children. In his eye-opening new book, Dr. Steve Hodges offers parents straight-shooting explanations for the potty problems affecting their kids and practical advice on how to treat and prevent these troubles. Parents will be surprised to learn that dysfunctional elimination is underdiagnosed by most pediatricians and is undertreated or mistreated when discovered. Dr. Hodges focuses on treating problems in children who are already potty trained, explaining the signs of constipation, how to overcome daytime accidents, and the causes of and treatments for bedwetting and urinary tract infections. The book also includes Dr. Potty's Poop-Perfect Diet.
From the Back Cover 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!