The world tells us that the topic of toileting is uncomfortable and taboo. This societal acceptance makes it extraordinarily difficult for those with toileting challenges to seek the help they need! Unconstipated Kids LLC has a mission to bring pelvic health, toileting success, and general wellbeing to children and their families. Through education, skilled services, and a passion for wellness, Unconstipated Kids LLC strives to elevate each of its clients to a higher level of health through excellent service.
The mama and doctor behind this business is Caitlin Keller. I found Caitlin on Instagram after searching for options for our Jack, four at the time and having trouble with consistency in potty training, specifically number two. I didn’t quite know what to expect, but after one free introductory call with this mama, I felt so confident she could help us and that we were in good hands.
If you saw my stories over the summer, you watched a bit of our journey with Caitlin and pelvic floor PT. Some of our visits and learnings are saved to a story highlight called “Poop Doctor.” She is all of this and MORE and I am so confident she can help you little ones, as well.
Two to three months into working with her, Jack was improving and we’re still in a good place with our number 2’s on the potty!
She’s such a wonderful local resource and I’m excited to share her with all of you today!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Katy?
I’m originally from Connecticut. I moved to Houston after graduate school for my first job. My husband and I moved our family to Katy May of 2020. We live in Kelliwood, and we love it!
You have the most precious little boy! How old is he and what’s he into right now?
J just turned two! He has always loved being outside, and that seems to be intensifying. He loves his bike, playgrounds, helping me bake, and dancing.
What’s the biggest gift about being a mom?
I’m a mama to two boys – one here with us, and one in heaven. The biggest gift has been feeling unconditional love in a completely new way. My heart has exploded since getting married, and then more with each child we are blessed with!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I treat pelvic floor dysfunction, but I have dysfunction myself! Currently my care team consists of Dr Alyssa with @WestPelvicWellnes and @drmeganwatier
Favorite local things to do in Katy?
In the summer, we’re at Typhoon Texas weekly. We love the green space at Stableside, Exploration Park, and I love officing at Summer Moon or Blockhouse coffee whenever I can!
What is your go-to activity for yourself for pampering or for fun?
My husband and I met through competitive dancing, and now we social dance for some date nights. Lately, solo self care has been crocheting baby blankets for friends, while watching The Good Place and drinking coffee.
Best mom hack that makes life easier?
The 12 ounce Yeti coffee cup that keeps my coffee hot is life-giving.
Tell us about Unconstipated Kids and your passion for helping kiddos!
I always knew I wanted to work with kids. I found physical therapy, and later pelvic PT for kids. I’m doing my best to serve families, and work how and where God leads me. It feels amazing to help a family transition from feeling trapped in a cycle of options that don’t work, to a different plan of action, and positive resolution.
What’s one thing that makes your business unique?
The number of conversations I have with families who wish they had been referred to me years ago is heartbreaking. What I do is unique, but it should be widely known about so kids can access the care that they could greatly benefit from!
Who is the perfect patient for your services?
I’m a pediatric provider, and see kids from birth to 18. There is so much that Unconstipated Kids can help with – really all the family needs is a desire to improve their child’s bowel or bladder health and independence, and we can help! We have individual services, online courses, and free content on our YouTube channel.
Biggest misconception about your field of work?
That I’m a potty training expert. I can assess and help with dysfunctional toileting habits, gut health, and pee and poop symptoms. But I don’t have any special training or expertise in helping a child without toileting challenges through potty training the first time! I do often help families after challenging or unsuccessful toilet training attempts, though!
Explain the pelvic floor to any mamas who may be new to this….
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in our groin area that works primarily to keep our pee and poop in until we are ready to let it out, as well as playing a huge role in our postural control. These muscles need to be able to relax and contract appropriately to let pee and poop out when we want, instead of accidentally leaking or having trouble getting pee and poop out.
One thing you wish you could tell all parents about their kiddos gut health and potty training?
When it comes to helping a child go on the toilet, the biggest piece of advice I can give is to make sure your kiddo has soft poop, so that it isn’t difficult to evacuate when they’re trying to learn how to push it out into a potty. Diet changes, supplements, belly massage, and hydration can all help keep your child’s poop soft while they are trying to toilet learn.
What’s your best advice for parents who think their kiddo might need your services?
I have a tremendous amount of free information through any of the social media platforms that Unconstipated Kids is on like YouTube. If you’re interested in something with a bit more gusto to help your child, look into my online courses, or therapy services with Unconstipated Kids; both of those services are linked on the Unconstipated Kids bio on, or through our website.
Best advice for working moms who experience the inevitable and dreaded MOM GUILT?
Yuck. Mom guilt is so challenging. I continue to work through it by accepting grace, and reminding myself that my “best effort” as a mom changes day to day. For moms with kids struggling through toileting challenges, the same is true; and also, nothing related to your child’s toileting difficulties are your fault! Each child is unique, and we all have imperfections.
What would you tell the old “You” before you had kids?
Becoming a mom is challenging. Being a mom is challenging. Life, work and relationships while being a mom is challenging. But it is ALL worth it. My personal mantra: God first, and all the rest flows from that.
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