“When they gotta go, they gotta go” (article)

Hey everyone,

How are you? I hope you are all safe, healthy and happy. I found this article posted online recently about a 2 year old boy experiencing a “poo explosion” at the shops, in public. I don’t know if he has Encopresis or not, but the moral of the story is what I love. Here is the link to the article:


Everyone in that shop was kind and very empathetic in helping the family with the clean up and waiving the bill. After reading this article and how the parents can see a happy side to it all (and how the general public handled it too) it makes me feel happy inside. This is more preferable than to be yelled at or be told that I was “an embarrassment to be out in public” with during my personal experiences with Encopresis. I wish I was there to lend a hand and support.

At the end of the article it says this:

As for advice for other parents who find themselves the victim of a public poo explosion, Amy says try to remember that it will be funny … one day.

“You’ll get through it, even though it doesn’t seem so at the time, and at least you’ll have a good story to tell at their 21st Birthday!”

The Encopresis journey may be hard now, but it does get better. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone anymore. Let me know what you think about this. What are your thoughts/experiences? Tell me below or you can e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com

Stay strong, happy and never stop being who you are inside. Take care and enjoy the weekend,



4 thoughts on ““When they gotta go, they gotta go” (article)

  1. Gerard 12/04/2016 / 8:55 am

    Hi Dimity

    Thanks so much for posting this story. It is a really positive article and great to hear how people were supportive.

    Unfortunately, poo explosions can happen to us adults too. About a year ago, something similar happened to me while I was queuing at a store. With the condition I have, I don’t always feel the need to ‘go’, so I was unaware until it was actually happening. I’m really glad that I did not meet with the hostile reaction I expected and that people were understanding!

    Fortunately, my continence nurse (whom I see every three months) has been very supportive and is helping to prevent further accidents.

    Onwards and upwards – .I can still smile and am thinking positive.

    • naturegirl015 12/04/2016 / 10:20 am

      Thank you Gerard, and sharing your story. Always keep positive. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone. Onwards and Upwards!

  2. James Parkin 02/04/2016 / 1:51 pm

    That is a lovely story, Dimity. In over 20 years working in retail I’ve never witnessed a ‘poo explosion’, but on a few occasions I have had young children poo their pants or pull-up while I have been serving their parents. My reaction has always been sympathetic, never judgemental.

    Of course, given my first hand experience of encopresis, it would not make any difference to me if it was an older child or teenager (like your younger self) who had an accident. The reaction of the parent is important as well. As you say, suffering the humiliation of soiling yourself in public is bad enough, without being yelled at or belittled as well.

    • naturegirl015 02/04/2016 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you James for your comments. I agree with you as my reaction would also always be sympathetic, and never judgemental. Having a supportive and understanding staff, and those from the general public in the vicinity can make all the difference. A positive difference. Even if the child doesn’t have Encopresis, they’ll be other non-enco children that may experience “poo explosion” and leakage in a public place. Wonderful hearing the parents can see the funny side to the situation, with a story to tell in the future.

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