constipation and urinary tract infections

Constipation and Urinary Tract Infections in Kids

It’s heartbreaking when your child is suffering from constipation, but it’s even worse when constipation is accompanied by a urinary tract infection (UTI). Parents want to do everything they can to make their child feel more comfortable, as both UTIs and constipation cause uncomfortable – even painful – symptoms. The Correlation Between Constipation and UTIs…
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Signs that Your Child is Constipated

When your child isn’t feeling well and you can’t figure out exactly why, consider constipation as a possible cause. It may not be the first thing parents think of, but constipation causes a myriad of symptoms that affect a child’s physical and mental health. Sometimes it is obvious that your kid is constipated: straining when…
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Child Flushing Toilet

Pooping Anxiety and Stool Withholding in Children

Potty training is a big step for both children and parents. The reward of successful potty training is more independence and autonomy for kids and parents, but it can be a stressful journey. In the process of potty training, kids can begin to withhold stool and resist having a bowel movement, even when they are…
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Child sitting on toilet

Potty Training Your Child to Build Healthy Habits

It’s a time all parents long for, and also sort of dread: potty training. Learning to use a toilet is an exciting (and somewhat stressful) time for both parents and kids. The ability to use the ‘big kid’ toilet builds confidence and independence in kids, and parents no longer have the expense of diapers and…
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Bedwetting and Constipation in Children

Bedwetting at night (also known as ‘nocturnal enuresis’) can be distressing for children and parents, especially if they are fully toilet trained and are accustomed to sleeping through the night without any accidents.   Nighttime bedwetting isn’t something children can control and is caused by a breakdown in communication between a child’s bladder and brain.…
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