Common toilet training issues facing Early Years Practitioners

One of ERIC's Helpline Advisors, Natalie, shares tips for nursery workers who are supporting children and families with potty training.Read more

Preparing your child for their big school adventure

What to consider as your child starts school if they aren't yet toilet trained, they have a wee or poo problem or feel nervous about going away from home.Read more

10 top tips for using a bedwetting alarm

If you've bought, or are considering buying a bedwetting alarm, read our tips for their successful use.Read more

Five reasons to buy a bedwetting alarm from ERIC

With almost 30 years’ experience of selling bedwetting or enuresis alarms, the ERIC team have built up a huge amount of product knowledge.Read more

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Get answers to some of the most common misconceptions about bedwetting including why it happens and how it should be treated.Read more

Changing times, changing places

Louise Marsland, Paediatric Nurse Specialist, shares her experience of developing an integrated bladder and bowel service for children and young people.Read more

A childhood blighted by bedwetting

One of ERIC’s supporters, John, reminisces about those difficult years when his childhood was overshadowed by bedwetting.Read more

Growing up with a bladder problem

Sasha was diagnosed with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) in her early 20s after dealing with bladder problems since early childhood.Read more

How fast are your bowels? Take the sweetcorn test to find out!

A portion of sweetcorn and a clock is all you need to discover how long it takes for food to travel from your mouth to the toilet.Read more

What's it like working on the ERIC helpline?

Alina, one of our helpline advisors, shares an insight into her work at ERIC.Read more

Giving something back: one family’s adventures in fundraising

Inspired by the support he and his family have received from ERIC, 10 year old Edward is raising money to help other children and young people with bowel and bladder problems.Read more

Does your school have a Medical Conditions Policy?

All schools and Early Years settings have a statutory duty to support children with continence problems or other health issues.Read more

Dealing with the unexpected - family holidays and bowel incontinence.

Our regular blogger Dan Colegate looks back on family holidays as a child and coping with bowel incontinence whilst he was away from home.Read more

Can you potty train from birth?

Elimination communication or ‘nappy free toilet training’ is an age-old technique of training a baby to use a toilet from birth.Read more

Campaigning for change for children with continence problems

Penny Dobson explains how the Paediatric Continence Forum (PCF) campaigns to improve services for children and teenagers with bowel and bladder problems.Read more

Incontinence and teenage relationships

Dan Colegate has lived with bowel problems all his life. In this blog he talks about the impact this had on him growing up as a teenager and having relationships.Read more

What is encopresis?

If your child has constipation and soiling issues you might have come across the term 'encopresis' when you’ve been reading up on the subject. But what exactly is encopresis?Read more

Help with night time dryness after potty training

If you've cracked toilet training, when and how should you tackle night times?Read more

Helping schools support children with bowel and bladder conditions

The ERIC Nurse outlines how ERIC helps schools support children with bowel and bladder problems.Read more

Getting told off for using the toilet

What does it feel like to be tutted at and criticised for using the 'wrong toilet'? A parent shares the way her daughter who suffers with an 'invisible disability' has been treated.Read more