Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pooping Books

There are lots of books out there about pooping problems.  

Here are three children's books:

1) It Hurts When I Poop

And three parent guide books:

2) The Ins and Outs of Poop

3) Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

Have you read any of these books?  Which did you find most helpful?


  1. Thank you for these suggestions! I am going to check out some of the kids versions you listed for my little guy to get him talking about how we all poop! In fact I think I will get that one too! Everybody poops!

  2. I have book 2 and 3. Would recommend "Ins and Outs" for sure. Would NOT recommend "Constipation, Withholding, and Your Child". It is very short and has only a cursory overview of the issues surrounding childhood stool withholding. The author never gives his credentials anywhere in the book and apparently does not have experience with a range of kids with enco, based on his stance that suppositories and enemas should never, ever be used. Having a child with enco who has not responded to any other treatment, I know first-hand that this is faulty advice. It makes me distrust the author and want a refund!

  3. Also, I have all three of the children's books you mention. My son really responded to "Clouds and Clocks" (at age 5), and moderately to "It Hurts When I Poop." "I Can't, I Won't, No Way" was cutesy with the rhyming but did not go very deep. It might be better for a 2-3 year old, less so for a 4-5 year old. The messages in it were gentle reminders to parents on how to be patient and understanding of potty training kids, however!