Identifying and treating childhood constipation: 

Helpline Podcast Episodes

We have a selection of podcasts covering frequently asked questions including children who prefer to poo in a nappy and guidance on how to disimpact explained by our ERIC Nurse. 

Help for younger children

Our Poo & Wee characters help children to understand how their bodies make wee and poo and what they can do to maintain healthy bladders and bowels.

Help for teenagers 

Information and advice for older children who are dealing with a poo problem including coping with nights away and how they can talk to their friends about their condition. 

Products for bowel problems

There are lots of products available that can make living with constipation and soiling a lot easier.

Our online shop sells a wide range of products including protective pants and protective bedding. We also have a selection of books to help children, parents and professionals understand constipation, soiling and withholding.

Peer to peer support

Videos

Our animation, Pooper Highway, gives an overview of what constipation is, how to identify it and what steps you need to take to treat and manage the problem.

Children who soil often think they are the only child in the world experiencing this problem. Told from the viewpoint of Sam, this short film gives a child's eye view of how to treat chronic constipation and soiling.

Watch paediatrician and TV presenter Dr Ranj Singh discussing children's poo problems and how to manage them:


The 'Poo Nurses' from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust's Childhood Constipation Service created a helpful video about constipation and soiling and how they can be tackled with macrogol laxatives. Watch it here:

If your child has soiling accidents, you might also find the following animated video called 'The Poo in You', helpful. The video explains what causes faecal soiling and how you can treat the problem.