July 13, 2020

Toilet training

Assisting children with toileting is a goal that all parents have for their children. The transition from nappies to using the toilet successfully is a process that usually occurs for children from the ages of 2 to 4. Remembering of course, that girls and boys do develop and mature at different rates, and success relies on patience.

This process is often a cause of frustration for both parents and children. However, it is important to remember that using the toilet can take some time as it is a complex process that requires the mastery of many skills and overcoming many fears.....'The big white hole with the water at the bottom is very scary....!!

At Balance, our extensive chiropractic paediatric education and training affords the ability to offer multi step advice to help with this process.

Musculoskeletal Issues may also have an effect upon neural signalling of the body in relation to toilet training, bowel and bladder control. These issues may have an effect on daytime control or enuresis (nighttime control)..Ref. Below

1. Chiropractic Care of an 8-Year-Old Girl With Nonorganic, Primary Nocturnal Enuresis: A Case Report. Instebø E, Lystad RP.J Chiropr Med. 2016 Mar;15(1):47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2016.02.002. Epub 2016 Feb 26.PMID: 27069432 Free PMC article.
2. Chiropractic management of primary nocturnal enuresis. Reed WR, Beavers S, Reddy SK, Kern G.J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1994 Nov-Dec;17(9):596-600.PMID: 7884329 Clinical Trial.
3. Chiropractic management of enuresis: time-series descriptive design. Gemmell HA, Jacobson BH.J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1989 Oct;12(5):386-9.

Please contact us if you are having issues with toilet training or night wetting (enuresis)... we would love to be given the opportunity to help if we can.

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Written by Dr Caroline Cini

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