Parenting Issues Articles

Believe it or not, there is an art to burping a baby. I always thought it was simple: throw him/her over your shoulder, pat their back, and out would come a burp. Simple enough, right? Wrong! Burping is a technique that must be learned; otherwise a frustrated parent could spend all day working up that one little burp. With such a small belly, one little air bubble can cause intense discomfort.

Matt smelled so bad that the staff at the group home refused to work with him. Matt didn¹t seem to care though. He acted as if there was nothing wrong and made jokes, that usually involved bodily noises, and laughed when someone told him he "smelled!" Matt has a problem, experienced by many children, called encopresis. This is a clinical term for children over the age of four, who regularly has stool or bowel movement "accidents."