How did Doctor Daum become interested in toilet training?

Fred Daum, M.D.

Doc­tor Fred Daum

I am a board-cer­ti­fied pedi­a­tri­cian and pedi­atric gas­troen­terol­o­gist and the father of 5 children…now all suc­cess­ful­ly toi­let trained!  (They are ages 17–40.)   But it wasn’t always an easy process.

One of my chil­dren was late in toi­let train­ing, and I per­son­al­ly expe­ri­enced the frus­tra­tion and stress that this places on fam­i­lies.  This is an espe­cial­ly chal­leng­ing and dif­fi­cult prob­lem, and I dis­cov­ered that resources for help are few.

Rec­og­niz­ing how com­mon this prob­lem is, I began to incor­po­rate the treat­ment of toi­let train­ing into my gen­er­al prac­tice of gas­troen­terol­o­gy. I am grate­ful that my time as a par­ent and more than 40 years of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence allow me to help fam­i­lies strug­gling with toi­let training.