Enemas don't have to be scary
Allowing a child to observe while a parent receives an enema can go a long way to relieving anxiety in the future should an enema be required for a child.
Date: 11/21/2006 10:13:30 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 9300 times
What I am posting below is an email I sent earlier this year to CureZone member uniquity, after she had posted a reply to a thread in the Enemas and Colonics forum regarding giving an enema to an older child for the first time.
If I remember correctly, the child was severly impacted and in the range of 11-14 years old. uniquity commented that before attempting to introduce a child of that age to an enema it might be helpful if the child witnessed mom having an enema beforehand so she could see for herself that it wasn't anything to be fearful of.
I thought that was an excellent suggestion and not too long afterward I e-mailed her the following message.
Hi uniquity, I thought you might be interested in an experience I had earlier this week regarding letting a child watch mommy receiving an enema. I spent 2 days with my cousin who is pregnant and just beginning her 4th month, and she also has a 3 yr old daughter.
She is just at the point where constipation is starting to become a problem, and I offered to give her an enema, which she readily accepted. Our family on our mother's side has a long history with "lazy bowel" and she is very familiar with using the enema bag, so this was nothing new to her, and she had used them during her earlier pregnancy.
We explained to Katie, her 3 yr old, that aunt Valerie was going to give mommy an enema to help her go poopy and make her feel better, and that it was like a bath inside and would help both mommy and the new baby be healthy. My cousin had given her little enemas before with a bulb syringe, but this was to be her first experience seeing a enema bag in action. I told her that I needed her to be my helper, which she was eager to do.
First we got mom set up on the side of her bed in the master bedroom, only a few steps away from her bathroom. I placed a couple of pads covered by a thick bath towel under her bottom and had her lay over on her left side in the Sims position, which is a very comfortable position to receive an enema, and covered her with a comforter.
Then Katie and I filled the bag and I explained that I was going to hold the bag and I needed her help in working the shutoff, which I let her try as I had her open it to run some water off into the sink to purge any air from the tubing, and then clamp it off.
She watched as I lubricated mom's anus and inserted the rectal tube and asked if that hurt, as mom replied not at all. Then I had Katie open the shutoff as I held the bag just high enough to let the water flow. We went real slow, and I coached my cousin to take deep slow breaths, and had Katie stop the flow whenever her mom started to feel a cramp or whenever I could see through the amber tubing that the inflow slowed or stopped as a result of pressure building in the colon. After a half minute or so I'd have Katie release the shutoff to resume the flow, and it took between 10 and 15 minutes to empty the entire bag.
The way my cousin was positioned on the bed, we were behind her and she didn't see that I had filled the bag to the top, and when we finished and I told her she had taken a full 2 quarts she was amazed. She said she felt full, but not uncomfortably so.
All during this time Katie seemed to have a zillion questions! It was an excellent educational opportunity for her to participate and observe. She asked if she was going to have to have an enema, and her mom told her "not today, but the next time you are sick or have trouble going poopy she would be using the enema bag, not the squeeze bulb". She asked if that was going to be OK and Katie said "oh yes". It was really cute, and her mom told her she was getting to be a big girl.
Later that evening my cousin said that if every enema could be as comfortable as the one I gave her that afternoon she would take them more often. I have some more I'd like to pass along but it's late and I have a client at 8 in the morning, so that will have to wait until another day.
If you are not familiar with the Sims position, it's on Curzone at
I hope you found this message helpful, in the spirit of natural of natural health,
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