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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How to Help Your Child Overcome Worry

It’s heartbreaking when your child is worried and anxious, no matter what the cause. Kids often worry when presented with situations they haven’t been through before. These days, with the Coronavirus pandemic, we are all feeling more anxiety than normal, and kids aren’t immune to that, either. Kids often lack the language to express how…
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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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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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How Kids’ Gut Health Affects Their Immune System

The COVID-19 pandemic makes all of us more aware of immune system health, and parents want to do everything possible to boost and protect their child’s immune system. Gut health is a critical component to a kid’s immune system health. In fact, the gut contains approximately 70% of the cells that make up the human…
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Stress & Children’s Gut Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing stress for everyone, and kids are no exception. Depending on their age, kids may have a varying understanding of what is going on around the world, but even young children know that nothing is normal at this time. Changes in routine are stressful for kids, and stress can cause a…
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