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

Continence problems are having a devastating impact on school attendance

ERIC survey reveals the shocking number of days children are having to miss school with parents and carers forced to take unpaid leave, work part time and even give up work all together. 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

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

How one school promotes poo

A teacher at a primary special school shares how they've developed a brilliant system of supporting children and their families to better understand bowels and bladders and be on their way to continence. 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. 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