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Welcome to Kids Bowel and Bladder® website!

I am so happy you have landed here to help your child regain bowel and/or bladder continence.

  • Is your child is suffering from bedwetting or chronic constipation and you’ve done it all with no resolution?

  • Are you frustrated with alarms that wake everyone in the house but not your child?

  • Are you worried your child will never grow out of bedwetting or will plug the toilet with large diameter stools when they go off to college?

  • Do you wish your child could go on a sleepover, summer camp or you could go on vacation without worrying about soiled underwear or bedsheets?

  • Have you noticed a change in your child’s behavior or self-esteem?

  • Has your child missed out on activities because of stomach pain and bloating?

  • Have you gone around on what I call the Constipation Carousel TM of laxatives on and off only to have the problem come back again in a few months?

If you felt a connection to any of these questions read on.  

Don’t give up or wait until they “grow out of it”. There are options beyond simply taking medications and praying for a cure!

When it comes to our kids, if we don’t have answers, we feel helpless. There is no worse feeling in the world.

I know you’ve been through a lot and you have tried multiple things to get your child dry. This website and these courses have been designed to give you something that’s new and different that you may not have tried before or may not have had access to.

There are too many children (and parents!) who suffer. I have helped several thousand families overcome bedwetting, urinary continence, fecal incontinence and chronic constipation so they can return to a “normal” childhood.

I know you all have been around the block and that’s why you ended up on my website to get more information. I’m here to tell you that the buck stops here. Let me help you type the loose ends and fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle to restore your child’s bowel and/or bladder health and give you the quality of life you deserve.

Let me send you some FREE simple and effective tools and strategies that will help you get started on becoming dry and/or getting off the constipation/laxative carousel to feel better, feel less stressed and anxious and take back control of your bowel and bladder habits.

Addressing the Issues

  • Are you searching for answers and tired of being dismissed until they “grow out of it”?
  • Do you wish your child could go to: a sleepover, summer camp or on vacation without worrying about soiled underwear or bedsheets?
  • Is your child suffering from bedwetting or chronic constipation and soiling and you have done it all with no resolution?
  • Have you noticed a change in your child’s behavior or self-esteem?
  • Tired of hearing “It’s behavioral”?
  • Do you wish you had more a clear pathway to Dry?
  • Do you wish you knew how to talk to your health care provider to get what you need?
  • Are you being listened to or better yet HEARD?
  • Do you need a more personal approach and not another handout or book?
  • Are you treated with respect and dignity?
  • Are you hoping your child will be one of the 15% per year who outgrow bedwetting?
  • Are you worried your child will never grow out of bedwetting?
  • Are you frustrated with alarms and relapses?

  • Did you know that children should be dry at night by age 5 and the International Children’s Continence Society says that “not only is treatment justified but mandatory”?

  • Did you know that 20-40% of children with bladder issues also have psychological disorders that go back to normal once their problem is resolved?

  • Does your child wet or soil themselves while playing or watching a show and “not notice it”?

  • Does your child plug the toilet with large diameter stools?

  • Are you concerned when they go off to college with bowel or bladder issues?

  • Has your child missed out on activities because of stomach pain and bloating?

  • Have you gone around on what I call the Constipation Carousel TM of laxatives on and off only to have the problem come back again in a few months?

  • Did you know that 30-50% of children with bladder issues also have psychological disorders that go back to normal once their problem is resolved?

  • Did you know that only 50% of children are able to get off of bowel laxatives successfully after 6-12 months?

If you answered yes to any of these questions or this looks like it could be your child, then please check our Parent Courses!

There are too many children (and parents!) who suffer. I have helped several thousand families overcome bedwetting, urinary continence, fecal incontinence and chronic constipation so they can return to a “normal” childhood.

I know you all have been around the block and that’s why you ended up on my website to get more information.

Let’s go beyond the basics and get into BOOTCAMP!!

How is this program different?

As a pediatric pelvic floor physical therapist, I am most interested in looking at your entire child and not just their bladder/bowel function or their bladder/bowel muscles (pelvic floor muscles). There is more to this program that needs to be addressed with the core muscles, breathing and the rib cage!

Bowel and bladder dysfunctions are multifaceted- it’s not just about fluid intake, bladder irritants, snoring, sleep disturbances and constipation although those are all important considerations.

There are so many reasons why children wet the bed and I am here to give your insight into a few of them that you may not have looked at yet and expand on some you have.

You will:

Learn how to look at your child’s posture, rib cage, how they use their abdominal (core) muscles and understand how that relates to the pelvic floor muscles (bowel and bladder muscles) with the ability to control both urine and stool.

Learn how to use the pelvic floor muscles the way they should be used functionally and not EVER stop and start the flow of urine while on the toilet. (If you are doing that please stop!)

Understand how breathing diaphragm works with the pelvic muscles and why that matters.

Recognize why you keep going around and around with loose stools and leakage to constipation and learn how to stop it.

Be able to teach your child how to begin to feel and sense what their body is telling tell and be better able to react to signals of the body.

Learn how to coordinate breathing with the pelvic floor muscles for bladder and bowel control.

Learn how to meet your child where they are whether they are a typical developing child or a child with special needs.

Learn why rewards don’t work!

My goal is to give you some simple steps and provide some new things to fill in the missing blanks and put the whole picture together for you so you and your family can go back to doing the things that you care about the most.

Learn how to look at your child’s posture, rib cage, how they use their abdominal (core) muscles and understand how that relates to the pelvic floor muscles (bowel and bladder muscles) with the ability to control both urine and stool.

Learn how to use the pelvic floor muscles the way they should be used functionally and not EVER stop and start the flow of urine while on the toilet. (If you are doing that please stop!)

Understand how breathing diaphragm works with the pelvic muscles and why that matters.

Recognize why you keep going around and around with loose stools and leakage to constipation and learn how to stop it.

Be able to teach your child how to begin to feel and sense what their body is telling tell and be better able to react to signals of the body.

Learn how to coordinate breathing with the pelvic floor muscles for bladder and bowel control.

Learn how to meet your child where they are whether they are a typical developing child or a child with special needs.

Learn why rewards don’t work!

My goal is to give you some simple steps and provide some new things to fill in the missing blanks and put the whole picture together for you so you and your family can go back to doing the things that you care about the most.

Which course is right for you?

This is my first course on what to do for bedwetting. Can’t wait to learn all I can to get started! FREE COURSE.

You want to go beyond the basics! Tried alarms, diet, lifting and most of what’s on the internet?  Now you are looking for a different more advanced approach. Bedwetting Bootcamp  is 5 video classes taking you through each step of the program with home practice and instruction. Handouts, charts, exercise instructions and much more!

Course fee is $197.00 and you have access for life including updates!

Your child may or may not have bladder issues but soiling and constipation are a huge problem. You have been around the block with various constipation strategies that work for a while but keep coming back. In Constipation Bootcamp you will learn about posture and the pelvic floor and the pressure system in your gut– how to relax specifically for a bowel movement and discover how to get off of laxatives and have normal bowel function. You want it to end once and for all! Constipation Bootcamp is 5 video classes taking you through each step of the program with home practice and instruction. Handouts, charts, exercise instructions and much more!

Course fee is $197.00 and you have access for life including updates!

Let me send you some FREE simple and effective tools and strategies that will help you get started on becoming dry and/or getting off the constipation/laxative carousel to feel better, feel less stressed and anxious and take back control of your bowel and bladder habits.

Dawn Sandalcidi

Why me?

HI! My name is Dawn and I am a pediatric pelvic floor physical therapist and board-certified biofeedback specialist for pelvic muscle dysfunction. I’ve been a physical therapist for 38 years. My specialty and more importantly my life’s passion is working with children with bowel and bladder issues which I’ve been doing for the past 27 years. My passionate goal is to help parents and children that have been diagnosed with constipation and/or bedwetting to take back their lives and restore a normal childhood.

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Every journey starts with the first step.

Start today by downloading my FREE e-books on bedwetting and/or constipation for tools to get you started on this exciting path!

Let’s begin this journey together!

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