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?


3 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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