The Scoop on Poop for Kids

29 Mar

My son and I created this video today in order to teach him about bowel movements as an indicator of his health.  We thought your young kids might learn something too!

8 Responses to “The Scoop on Poop for Kids”

  1. Diana Smith March 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    That was a great video…very intuitive as far as teaching young ones about their bodies and the importance of simple daily things like bowel movements. I share your wisdom with my daughter who is having her first baby in Oct. Thank you for all the time and energy you spend on your wonderful site and FB page.
    PS: we are raw foodies too 🙂

    • Mama In The Kitchen March 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      Diana! What a sweet message! Thank you for all your kind words. Poop is a tough subject. Not a lot of people like talking about it, but it is one of the best (if not the best) indicators of our health. My son has been potty trained for a while now, so I never get to see his bowel movements anymore. I figure if I teach him what is healthy, he can discover for himself how foods(good and bad) affect him (positively or negatively) – all by himself. 😉

  2. papou March 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I love this. Clearly he is already aware of the different kinds of fruits and vegetables and he will know over time which types of food will come out with different results.

    I also love the attribution he gave to you and your website.


  3. fivefruitsandveggies March 30, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    i rarely have the time to leave comments on my favorite blogs, but i had to stop by and say hi and comment on your adorable poop video–it was darling!
    we are vegan and my kids poop 2-4 times a day!…i even had to write to their teachers to let them know that if my kids have to go to the bathroom, it’s because they really have to and to make sure they allow that opportunity…i guess in classrooms, kids are always looking for excuses to get out for a break (uh, ok, i admit, i did that as a kid too)….but my kids really do have to go…
    we have no problem with talking poop in our house!
    you left out one kind of poop that happens with a high-plant-based diet—the ‘smoothy’ which can be confused with diarrhea….bad diarrhea comes out with solids and liquids separated….a ‘smoothy’ poop, is exactly that–the liquids are incorporated into the solids–and we have these quite often in our family…i noticed that each bowel movement with my girls correlates to whether it was yesterday’s green after school green leaf smoothie (now talking the drink, not the poop ; ) or whether it’s firm and corresponds to the previous night’s dinner….
    my girls (10 & 8) watched your video this morning–twice!
    thank you

    • Mama In The Kitchen March 30, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      Love your comment!! Thank you for taking time to write!!! It makes me and my son feel good that our ‘work’ has been enjoyed! So glad your kids liked the video!!! AND YES!! I left out the smooth poop and GREEN poop (from lots of greens and not to be confused with bile in the poop)!!! When we travel, our son always has hard poop when we eat out and as soon as we are home again, his poop is smooth or like a banana… I wanted to teach him the diffence between good and bad food choices by watching what comes out the other end. :). Thank you again for commenting! It is much appreciated!!!


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