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

The benefits of buying a bedwetting alarm from ERIC

Our staff in Sales and Customer Services, outline the many benefits that come with the purchase of a bedwetting alarm from ERIC.Read more

Goodbye nappies, hello pants!

ERIC’s helpline advisor Sharron explains why going in and out of nappies when you’re potty training can hold children back.Read more

Toilet training and correct product usage

Davina Richardson, Paediatric Continence Advisor, gives information about toilet training and the products that are available to help with this important milestone in a child's life.Read more

My bowel incontinence journey: growing through adversity

Dan Colegate has had bowel problems his whole life. In his latest blog post he looks at how dealing with bowel incontinence has shaped him as a person.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

Toilet training children with additional needs

Dr Eve Fleming, a special needs expert and continence specialist, shares her strategies for helping to toilet train children with additional needs.Read more

Poo and PE - the hardest lesson?

Dan Colegate recalls a further stage in his lifelong journey of dealing with bowel incontinence: dealing with soiling accidents during PE lessons at school.Read more

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