“I don’t think I can poop that far.”
Alondra, 6 years old and constipated, when told by her mother she’d have to “go longer” when she goes number two in order to fix her tummy ache.
Filed under Things Kids Say
As a doula and a mother with an often-constipated five-year-old, I frequently bring my birthing skills in, referring to Ina May Gaskin’s “sphincter law,” in which you open one sphincter by opening another (i.e. mouth-cervix). I often say, “Just relax your mouth, think open, it will come,” much like I do at a birth. Works like a charm!
That’s a new one for me…I’ll have to try it out!
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