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February 20, 2024

April 1, 2021

Bedwetting and Constipation

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62
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Dr. Steve Hodges
Pediatric Urologist

Nothing tests us more than being a parent. One of those stages is dealing with potty training, bedwetting, and accidents. As parents, we become overwhelmed from information overload and are anxious as we navigate this time with our child. Today, we’ll look at all things potty training, bedwetting, and accidents from a medical perspective. Join Steve and I as we discuss the time to start potty training, why you need to pay attention to your child’s poop, the impact constipation can have, and when to seek help from a professional.

What You'll Learn

  • The age to start to potty training
  • How constipation can affect accidents
  • What happens when a child holds their poop
  • How long it is normal to wet the bed
  • When you should seek professional support

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Dr. Steve Hodges
Pediatric Urologist

The country's leading authority on bedwetting, potty training, and childhood constipation, Steve Hodges, M.D., is an associate professor of pediatric urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Hodges has authored numerous journal articles and several books for children and parents, including Bedwetting and Accidents Aren’t Your Fault and The M.O.P. Book: A Guide to the Only Proven Way to STOP Bedwetting and Accidents. A father of three, Dr. Hodges is on a mission to inform families that bedwetting is totally misunderstood and highly treatable.

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Erica is the founder of Momwell, providing educational resources and virtual therapy for moms. She is a mom of three boys and a registered psychotherapist. Erica’s work has been featured in the Toronto Star, Breakfast Television, Scary Mommy, Medium, Pop Sugar, and Romper. how they want it.
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