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Constipation, Withholding and Your Child: A Family Guide to Soiling and Wetting Paperback – 15 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd; 1 edition (15 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843104911
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843104919
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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This book would be particularly useful for parents but is also interesting for professionals and especially those dealing with babies and young children. -- National Childminding Association Constipation, Withholding and Your Child is easy to read and introduces humour into a taboo subject while acknowledging the complexity of the problem. Cohn talks in plain language that can easily be understood by parents, health care professionals and older children. It uses a relaxed storybook style that encourages children to discover their own solutions...This book covers all aspects of the condition. It is an excellent resource for all those involved in the care of children with constipation and soiling. It will also serve as a helpful guide for parents, many of whom feel they have been left to cope alone. It could also inspire parents to continue with a management programme, knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel if they persist with the medication, the toilet routine and treatment plan. -- Children Now

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This book would be particularly useful for parents but is also interesting for professionals and especially those dealing with babies and young children. (National Childminding Association)

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child is easy to read and introduces humour into a taboo subject while acknowledging the complexity of the problem. Cohn talks in plain language that can easily be understood by parents, health care professionals and older children. It uses a relaxed storybook style that encourages children to discover their own solutions...This book covers all aspects of the condition. It is an excellent resource for all those involved in the care of children with constipation and soiling. It will also serve as a helpful guide for parents, many of whom feel they have been left to cope alone.

It could also inspire parents to continue with a management programme, knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel if they persist with the medication, the toilet routine and treatment plan.

(Children Now)

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We brought this book after spending a year and half battling our daughters reluctance to poo. Most doctors don't understand or prescibe things that are unsuitable and can do more harm than good. Such as lactulose and dulcosate which is not a nice tasting thing for a young child. This book was like a breath of fresh air as people do not understand that a child can withold their pooh but try and insist they are constipated. I would recommend this to annoyone who has this problem with their child as it not only helps the child but also you. It gives you suggestions on how you can deal with the problem and that you really are not alone. Dr Cohn is really helpful and actually answered emails that I sent him. My daughter is now on the way to actually having normally movements is all I can say is thank you for the help and making me feel that I am not the only parent and that I am not alone with the stress and heartache this gives
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This book is like having a consultation with the Dr and is very helpful and informative. It gives practical information when dealing with stool withholding. It enables parents to realise that they are dealing with a very common problem among children which can sometimes feel as if they are the only family with the problem. It helps to bring it all out in the open and gives practical ways of solving the problem which are very do-able. As a health professional who deals with this problem on a daily basis, this is the book that is used for reference by our team.
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If anyone has a had problem with a child with constipation, witholding or soiling you will know the despair. This book is clear easy to follow, short and eminently practical.
Save your money buying toilet books and poo stories use the one in this personalised for your child. If you use the book and with your GP's help it will change your situation totally.
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After 18 months of being obssessed with poo, not pooing and accidents, school was looming and I was frustrated and tierd. Goodness only how my 4yr old feels he must be exhausted too.

Not knowing why we had these problems since the nappies went and not knowing which was was right (star charts, rewards,telling off, ignoring) this book has been a revelation. There was a whole chapter which could have been written for my child. Accidents and "I didn't feel it" are common daily vocab for us and to hear that it is so common amongst other children took a weight off me. It made me less concerned that medically there was something amiss or psycologically there was something wrong. My GP has said it was behavioural and I did doubt her but now I know she was correct all along.

I photocopied some of this book to give to my sons teacher on his 1st day, she found it very interesting and passed it on to all the TA's in his class to read.

If your child is witholding (regardless of age) or soiling GET THIS BOOK!!!
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We have had great success a week after reading this book, we read The MR Poo story and if you haven't seen enough poo there is a chart of healthy to unhealthy stools. All very helpful in no nonsense language. It should be given out on the NHS.
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My daughter started suffering from constipation/stool witholding when she started eating solids at 6 months old. A good year later and following various visits to our GP she was still suffering from the same problem and it seemed to be getting worse. Apricot, prune, lactulose, syrup of figs, babylax, microclist - we tried them all, some with more and some with less success but nothing really seemed to help her long term. On good days we were happy because she had pood, on other days - esp. after a few days / a week of not pooping we all felt agitated and she was more and more often screaming with pain. The almost constant questions were: is this ever going to get better? how can we help her? are we doing something wrong? we have tried so many things but is her diet still not right? and why do so many people think that she is 'only constipated?'

A trip to Germany brought the solution: She was in so much pain that we had to go and see a doctor, he examined her, talked to us and presrciped Movicol Paediatric Plain. Now 19 months old she has to take one sachet diluted in water every day but she does not seem to mind, in fact she can now finally go every day and there is no more crying.

When researching Movicol Paediatric Plain we came across this book and bought it straight away (Movicol PP is mentioned as one of the poss. laxatives). The book was a complete eye opener and within five minutes we knew more than any of the GPs had told us before. The first eye opener: it is ok to give your child laxatives long term if they need them, it's safe. The second eye opener: most parents think their child is constipated, in fact they are withholding stool. They are essentially afraid of pooping.
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This book lives up to it's great reviews. It literally changed our lives.
It helped me see and understand things from my daughter's point of view and gave me hope that there was light at the end of the tunnel - even if the tunnel might be long. It gave me some different approaches to try and helped us all relax about the situation which helped too.
8 months later my daughter is no longer with holding her poos or constipated and has been going on the toilet daily without any fuss for over 3 months now. I never thought we would arrive here and it has changed our lives.
A great book and highly recommended.
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