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This article is part of a series that seeks to highlight real-life stories of families using Birdhouse around the world. We love talking with our users and hearing how Birdhouse has made a positive impact. Have you used Birdhouse to learn something new about your child? Let us know!

With so many of our kids sensitive to gut-related issues, tracking poop is a common task. Fortunately, Birdhouse makes this super easy!

Darla’s son, Gio, suffers from chronic constipation. Using the Birdhouse iPhone app, Darla logs each of Gio’s bowel movements as they occur, so each week she can see how often he went and if any intervention is required, like a dose of Miralax or perhaps adjusting his fiber intake accordingly. She can also share this information with Gio’s care team if necessary.

“I have so many other things going on that I can’t always remember [when Gio last pooped], so I use the app and now I never have to think about it. The info I need is just always there when I need it.”

Tracking poop on Birdhouse is simple. Some families track only poop, while others track poop + diet, poop + sleep, or even poop + mood. In fact, we’ve heard from several families after Birdhouse helped them see that each time their child awoke in the middle of the night, he would poop the next day, and they used that insight to better address potty-training!

Plus, who doesn’t love the satisfaction of seeing that delightful poop icon pop up on their Activity page? 🙂