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What's the Poop on Probiotics and Constipation?

Do probiotics relieve constipation in kids? Credit: Corbis
Doctors refer to probiotics as "friendly" bacteria. Why? They help us poop.
Any bacteria that does that is bound to have lots of friends -- especially down at the senior cen...
Researchers report probiotics had no effect on constipated kids, but many parents and docs still give them to children.

How to Ditch the Diapers and Start Potty Training

If your children are well past diapers, you don't have children, or you feel the urge to shout "TMI!" at your computer screen on a regular basis, please, avert your eyes. This column may not be for you. If, however, you have a small diapered person i...Potty training requires two things: readiness and commitment.

The Dirt on Kids Playing With Their Poop

Poop happens. Credit: Getty Images
When it comes to kids playing with poop, we've got two words for you: It happens. And it's also pretty normal, says Michelle LaRowe, author of "Nanny to the Rescue! Straight Talk and Super Tips for Parenting ...
When it comes to kids playing with poop, we've got two words for you: It happens.

The middle-of-the night poop dilemma

I usually turn in sometime after 11:30, when the street lights cast silent yellow on pebbled ashvault and no one is moving but the skunks and raccoons. I pile my hair on top of my head, change into pink-striped pyjamas. if I am feeling motivated, I w...

Would you play spin the baby?

When Jared was born, Rachel agreed that she would handle the input and I would handle the output. Unfortunately, I didn't realize at the time that the output kept coming long after she stopped providing the input. With Sara, I still handled most of t...

Cooking with Pooh

My daughter is in a stage where anything to do with butts, poop, or -- to a lesser extent -- boogers, is hysterical, so, through joking with her, I've reverted to a pre-pubescent version of myself that snickers every time someone farts. Here's a typi...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, May 20, 2007

There has been a fair bit of discussion lately around these parts about potty training. After a long and difficult start, we seem to be having a fair bit of success with training Sara. This got me wondering what other bloggers have to say on the subj...

But how do you actually potty train?

I've felt for a while now that Nolan might be ready to be potty trained. First of all, he wanders quietly into a corner while he's constructing a number two. Second, the other day he informed my Mom "Poo!" and ran into the bathroom to lie on the floo...

How do my children synchronize poops?

My one and 2-year-old children have the oddest thing going on. For the past month or so, they have started having synchronized poops. I'm not talking about one going and then the other going thirty minutes later. I'm talking about the exact same time...

Blogging Baby Size Six: You know you're on your third child when....

I am always surprised when I wake up every day to discover that I am a mother to three children. Having kids was never on my list of accomplishments, so the fact that I have accumulated three in the last 13 1/2 years still stuns me. When I had my fir...

What do you do with a "floater?"

Ahh, the joys of parenting. One minute, you're giving little LuLu a bath and the next you've come face to face with a floater. The first time this happened to my family, I recoiled in horror. What? What...is...that? Is that poop? Yes it was. Later on...

Greyhound dumps human feces on family, is sued

In my only Greyhound experience -- a fourteen hour haul from Cleveland to NYC -- my 6' 4" frame was trapped in between the window and an exceptionally large, sleeping, snoring, woman, who was holding a child that screamed bloody murder whenever it wa...

Potty training update: the great poop adventure continues

For the past three weeks, I've been holding forth one heck of a bribe in the continuing potty-training poop battles (if you haven't kept track, Everett, at three-and-a-half, has been doing great with the pee, not so great with the poop). It's the Cur...

Ask Blogging Baby: do you wake a sleeping pooper?

Everett is potty training, and things are going really well (finally!). But, we continue to have trouble with the poop aspect of our potty life. Thank goodness, he's no longer holding his poops for (literally) 10 days because he doesn't want to sit o...

You know you're the parent of a toddler when . . .

The Sarcastic Journalist provides that Winter Solstice inspiration I needed (oh, how I hate these short, short days!): You know you're the parent of a toddler when...
"You clap anytime someone goes potty." - SJ
"You have had to s...

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