Sunday, June 27, 2010

Joy's All-Natural, Super-Power, No-Fail Laxative

OK, since we've been talking toilet-training...

I don't think I've blogged about it, but one issue that we've had on and off with Joy has been a problem with constipation. You wouldn't expect it with her, because she eats a lot of fruits and vegetables, but there it was. We had her on a low dose of Miralax for something like a year, which helped. And then at some point earlier this year, the situation had gone TOO far in the opposite direction, and Joy was objecting strenuously to the ensuing messy clean-ups, and so we stopped the Miralax.

Things have gradually crept toward constipation again, skipping days and such, if you know what I mean.

But since spring brought warmer weather, we have discovered the absolute fool-proof, totally natural, works-every-time way to induce the desired effect.

Go out and play in the water.

I'm serious. Every single time Joy goes out to splash in puddles in the street, or cavort in the inflatable pool, or run through the sprinkler, or even (as this morning) dance in the rain on the deck -- shstuff happens.

With the backyard play, I've gotten so that I just take the diaper bag out with me and change her right there in the (nice private fenced) yard. Because of course the water play is so much fun, Joy totally hates to have it interrupted to go inside and change.

It's almost too bad that this super constipation-problem-solver is so extremely natural. Something that works this well could make millions if it were an ingestible substance or a purchase-able device...

As it is, we'll just continue to use it strategically and count our blessings.

10 comments:

TherExtras said...

"Something that works this well could make millions if it were an ingestible substance or a purchase-able device..."

Hey! It's exercise! Nicht on turning it into a pill!

And legendary natural results from PT, often referred to with replacement terms for the word 'physical'.

My compliments on your careful yet meaningful use of words, JM. You recall I did the same in my recent post. I bragged on my post that included no pah-ty words to a blogger-friend by email. To which he responded "And you call yourself a blogger."

BRatK

JoyMama said...

Bloggers come in all sorts of varieties. Those of us who make sideways jokes about pah-ty words have a valuable place in the blogoverse. :-)

There's a Bear in the Big Blue House toilet-training video episode that has a whole song based on a potty/party pun...

jess said...

lol - i say patent it

K- floortime lite mama said...

Toooooo funny

rhemashope said...

we LOVE the bear in the big blue house potty song around these parts.

for some reason, i just find this post hilarious! and of course, rhema has the same constipation issues right now... and we just got back from the pool... so i guess i better go put her on the potty...

rhemashope said...

omigosh.

it worked!

JoyMama said...

@rhemashope:

Pahhhh-ty,
hey hey hey PAHHH-TY!

[done in my best Bear in the Big Blue House vintage Soul-Train impression]

You *go*, Rhema-girl! LOL!

blackknightsbrood said...

Aha! We too have experienced the laxa-swim. We've had big time constipation issues here for years. Solved by a daily dose of Miralax for the most part, but summers are always extra regular with swim time. Glad to hear things are moving along nicely on your end. Get it?

Anonymous said...

There is a huge business opportunity here. So it is with great pleasure that I announce that my patent is pending on a combined shower and toilet. I think it has wide application beyond someone like Joy. Busy executives looking to save time in the morning for instance.

Now I just need a catchy name for my new invention. What do you think of Joylet?

Uncle Marathon

JoyMama said...

Uncle Marathon -- part of me thinks that I should demand a share in the royalties. The other part of me is cringing at the thought of all those busy constipated executives!!