How to talk to your child’s teacher about their bladder or bowel problem

A guest blog from Melissa Yapp, a speech pathologist, with tips for parents dealing with constipation, stool witholding, encopresis or wetting accidents. Read more

Back to school guidance

Information for families and education staff about what support should be available to children with bladder and bowel issues as they return to school. Read more

Focus on Aquaflush Actif

Trans Anal Irrigation has been used to manage childhood constipation or faecal incontinence for many years. Find out more about a new product offered by Renew Medical. Read more

Stool Withholding in Children – more than ‘just constipation’

A guest blog post from Melissa Yapp, a speech pathologist, examining why some children are afraid to poo. 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? Read more

Potty training children with communication challenges

It may take a little longer to toilet train a child who is non verbal or has delayed speech. Here are some tips and ideas that can help. Read more

Why do some children have wee and poo accidents when they start nursery?

Potty training regression is very common when children start nursery. We look at the reasons why and how to help your child get back on track. Read more

Scared to use the toilet at nursery

Professor Tanya Byron, a Clinical Psychologist, passes on expert advice to the parents of a little boy who is potty trained, but refusing to use the toilet at nursery and having wee accidents at home. Read more

What ERIC achieved in 2019

As we begin a new year, here's just some of the highlights of what we achieved last year with your support. Read more

Lecicarbon®: a fast-acting suppository laxative for constipation in adults and children

Find out more about a suppository laxative licensed for the treatment of acute and chronic constipation in adults and children. Read more

Gut Feeling: A Journey Through a Child’s Digestive System

A new book, published in collaboration between Nicola Stewart and Evelina London, is set to provide insight for parents and carers of children with digestive disorders. By sharing her family's personal experience, Nicola wants to make it easier for parents to understand the gastrointestinal system and medical jargon. Read more

Constipation and autism

Dr Eve Fleming, a special needs expert and continence specialist, looks at the links between children on the autism spectrum and constipation. Read more

How to knit your own bowel

ERIC trainer and Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Specialist Nurse, Fiona Boorman is passionate about all things continence and promoting understanding through fun educational tools. Read more

Does your child sit correctly on the toilet?

The makers of the Go Better Toddler Potty Training Seat explain how this great product encourages children to get into healthy toileting habits and avoid becoming constipated. Read more

Why do children avoid using school toilets?

What to look out for when your child is avoiding using the toilets at school Read more

Why every child needs a full physical examination when diagnosed with 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. 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