Feeling a child's tummy isn't the only way to diagnose constipation

ERIC nurse, Brenda Cheer, explains why an abdominal examination alone isn't enough to diagnose a poo problem and how important a full physical examination is. Read more

Sleepovers needn't be a nightmare

Tips to help children and teenagers manage bedwetting on holiday, sleepovers and school camps. Plus save 20% on sleeping bag liners in the ERIC shop. Read more

Can you potty train from birth?

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

11 common unhelpful things people say when your child has a wee or poo problem

Everyone's got their own advice about toileting, but it's not all accurate! How many of these have you heard? Call our free helpline for expert info: 0808 1699 949. Read more

Why are children being potty trained later?

Potty training crisis? We have identified the reasons why children are being potty trained and toilet trained later. Read more

Potty training troubles? You got this!

Rachy shares her story in the hope that it helps other parents who are struggling with potty training. Read more

Making a difference to children's lives

Your support is vital for us to continue helping young people and their families. Find out why Peter felt moved to become a regular donor. Read more

How healthcare professionals can promote World Bedwetting Day this Tuesday 28 May

Get ideas and resources for raising awareness of bedwetting - a common childhood condition which can have a big impact on family life. Read more

How early years practitioners can support children with toilet training

ERIC are extending their highly regarded training to nursery staff keen to better support children and families with potty training. Read more

Dr Penny Dobson, founder of ERIC tells our story

In our 30th anniversary year, Dr Penny Dobson, ERIC's founder, recalls how she established ERIC and the challenges faced by a charity tackling a 'difficult' cause. Read more

ERIC's Poo Ladder

ERIC nurse, Brenda Cheer, explains how she devised a step by step approach to help families and health care professionals tackle ongoing bowel emptying problems. Read more

It can take a Wiggle to wee!

Find out how Jasmine found it easier to relax for a bladder function test by watching 'The Toilet Song' video by The Wiggles, a popular Australian children's music group. Read more

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

Downs Side Up – supporting my daughter’s struggle with constipation

Invaluable advice about combating constipation in children with Down's Syndrome from Hayley, creator of an amazing Down's Syndrome support website. Read more

ERIC Review of 2018

It’s been a busy year at ERIC. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the things we got up to in 2018. Read more

The difference disimpaction can make

Sophie's son Theo only stopped soiling and his constipation became more manageable once they followed a 'clear out' regime. Read more

The ERIC Paediatric Continence Care Conference 2018

On 9th October more than 200 people descended on the NEC Hilton in Birmingham for the much anticipated ERIC 2018 Conference... Read more

Preparing your child for their big school adventure

On National Offer Day, ERIC has information and support to help families prepare their children for using school toilets when they start reception in September. Read more