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FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions about poop problems in children, my method and approach.

From 3 times a week to 3 times in a day pooping falls under "normal" pooping, provided your child does not have pain or difficulty pooping or suffers from pooping accidents. It is important that your child has a pooping routine (each child is unique) and that your child is able to defecate properly and easily. 

Belly pain, bloated belly, pain or trouble in pooping, soiling pants, varying in stool size and consistency and suddenly experiencing pee accidents or bedwetting are obvious signs of constipation. More difficult to recognize is, when your child does poop daily (even if it is soft), but does not empty its belly. Even then, constipation may be present.

Children who only want to poop in the nappy have their reasons. As long as you as a parent keep offering the nappy, your child won't go to the toilet by him/herself. The longer you keep offering the nappy, the more your child will get used to it and the harder it is to turn nappy pooping into toilet pooping. 

Children who defecate in the diaper for long periods of time can suffer from constipation unnoticed. First, because they usually have the wrong pooping position, but in addition, the diaper itself hinders the poop from coming out completely. In addition, it's going to restrict your child from being carefree because your child will panic if he or she doesn't get a diaper to poop and thus will start holding up. This can also cause abdominal pain and constipation. 

Your child probably has good reasons for not listening. It is helpful if you discover what those reasons are and give them attention. I explain the different reasons in my The SuperPooper Plan. Your child notices immediately when you understand and respond to the reasons. Action from you gives reaction from your child.

Even if your child is not yet potty trained, it is important that your child learns to poop leisurely empty. Do you see your toddler with diaper holding behavior, such as hiding to defecate or pain/comfort when defecating? The SuperPoeperPlan helps parents with this as well, to help your child dare to let go in the diaper first and poop relaxed, so that after that you can start potty training with peace of mind. Do you already know my free mini guide About potty training and constipation?

If your child is nearing 4 or has just turned 4, elementary school is approaching or is approaching and many schools refuse children with diapers. Parents are called when their child has dirty pants. So time to make your child a super pooper. Fortunately, your child of this age understands very well what making agreements and sticking to them means. I know that parents find this exciting or challenging, but I can reassure you; most parents let me know that their child is in control of pooping within a few days. What matters is that you as a parent set yourself up as the "leader" of your family, so that your child can't find excuses, excuses and therefore space to stop or want to do it alone in the diaper. I support you and explain how to do this with my The SuperPooper Plan.

When your toddler or preschooler at night has soiling pants , there is almost always severe constipation. The belly is then fully packed and your child has lost control. In most cases, a considerable amount of time must be spent using laxatives and the recommendation is to find out how this poop problem could have occurred. If you have concerns or doubts, always consult with your doctor.

There is (fortunately) rarely a medical cause for a poop problem. If your child suffers from a sudden or prolonged poop problem, it has almost always to do with your child's character, stress experienced by your child and circumstances. Without noticing can your child withhold and that causes less movement in the belly and accumulation of poop. Often a poop problem begins around the potty training period or at the start of elementary school. When in doubt or concerned, of course, always have the child examined for any medical abnormalities or conditions.

Children often report that they do not notice their soiling pants; they no longer feel that they are losing poop and they do not smell it. We believe this is because children have become accustomed to the smell and because they deny the soiling pants out of shame.

Of course, it is important that your child drinks enough, eats high-fiber food and is active. Usually this is enough to poop properly. In addition, a good poop posture is important as is sending your child to the toilet when you notice he or she has to. If this does not help or if your child is suffering from constipation, it's time to seek help. In The SuperPooper Plan I help you solve the poop problem.

A poop problem that persists can have physical, social and psychological effects. The belly and bowels start to disfunction, which can lead to a chronic poop problem and other physical discomforts and problems, such as soiling pants and bedwetting. A child with soiling pants is often laughed at, bullied and isolated. This creates fear of failure, the child becomes insecure and feels lonely.

With constipation and dirty pants due to constipation, laxation is always necessary. This is the only way the stomach can empty and stay empty. If your child suffers from poopy pants without constipation (occurs much less to rarely), then you should not lax, as this will worsen the pooping problem. In addition to the laxatives it is important to investigate what reasons have lead to the constipation. Otherwise you are treating symptoms.

Many parents worry that poop is running down the legs when laxatives are started. But if you use the right dose, it is mostly the case that the poop comes out after a few days. Sometimes a large turd, then smaller droppings, sometimes somewhat thin, depending on the degree of constipation. Running down the legs is rarely the case and if so, it's usually due to the use of a too low dose instead of according to the recommendation.

This is a persistent fable. The recommended laxative - macrogol - works only on the poop and can safely be used for an extended period of time. It makes the poop softer and gives it more volume, so your child will feel better urges again and be able to defecate properly. Other laxatives such as an enema, suppositories or tablets are irritating to the bowels, but may sometimes be necessary or helpful. Long-term use of these agents can cause habituation. Therefore, the recommendation in the Guideline Obstipation in Children is not using them for longer periods of time.

Often pooping comes on quickly and accidents and holding up are over. Still, it is necessary to continue laxatives for several months to allow the bowel function to recover and the urge to defecate properly again. Only when everything is working properly again can you taper off. In my The SuperPooper Plan I explain exactly how to find the best dosage and how to taper off in small steps. Very occasionally a child may need a laxative for years to keep the stomach empty. Using laxatives are always better than stagnation and accumulation in the bowels.

You need a few days to get the plan started. Most parents begin implementation on Thursday evening or Friday morning, so that the weekend can be a good time to empty the tummy. Most parents let me know they have a super pooper in the house within 2 weeks.

Certainly. My recommendation is to start before the weekend (Thursday evening/Friday morning) so you get a good start in the weekend. The vast majority of children can then go to school/daycare on Monday without problems. However, my advice is to inform the teacher that you've started a poop plan.

My approach is incomparable to other treatments. My plan works according to a two-pronged approach; making sure the tummy empties and stays empty + positive toilet/poop behavior of your child without resistance and refusal. My focus here is on you as a parent. Because after all, you are your child's best expert and not me. All you as a parent need are the right tools, tips and tricks to help your child out of the shit. And I share them with you in my do-it-yourself approach. Laxation gets detailed attention here because most parents find it exciting.

I understand that you especially want to know the value of my plan. That value is a completely online approach to your child's poop problem. You buy and gain relief, more time and peace of mind instead of helplessness, worry and frustration. You end up saving on long-term costs like diapers and the time investment. See here what you get with my online plan.

If your child continues to suffer from dirty pants despite laxatives, it usually turns out that the laxative plan is not quite in order after all. As a result, foul pants may even get worse and the urge to lax does not improve. Check the laxative plan again and adjust it if necessary and check your account under "bottlenecks and help points" and the video database.

That's annoying and I understand that it seems like it's not working, but I can reassure you. The plan really does work, but sometimes parents read over tips or find it difficult to implement. For example, agreeing on desired behaviors and keeping them up can be tough, as can laxing with starting and maintenance. Take another look at the last two e-lessons and check the "bottlenecks and help points" and the video database. 

Most parents let me know that within a few days to a few weeks they have a superpooper at home. That difference has to do with the uniqueness and development of your child, as well as how long your child has been suffering. Time, commitment and patience on your part play a role in this, as do the commitment and attitude of school and/or daycare and other surroundings.

No, guarantees are never offered in healthcare. I do guarantee that I will always do my utmost to help you to the best of my knowledge and ability. But I have no insight into how you implement the plan. That's up to you as a parent; how you get started with the SuperPooper Plan and whether you follow all the steps.

No, I am an integrative child therapist and have specialized in practice as a poop expert. I do provide training to pediatricians and psychologists. My method does not fall within regular healthcare.

Very occasionally there may be (partial) reimbursement. You need a referral from your doctor and a request for compensation from your health insurance company. Your additional care package and policy conditions play a role in this. Each health insurance company has the right to decide for itself. 

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