The water can be as hot as degrees Fahrenheit 40 degrees Celsius. Colonics are inappropriate for people with bowel, rectal or anal pathologies where the pathology contributes to the risk of bowel perforation. Your child should wait to go to the bathroom until he feels a strong need to have a bowel movement in about 2 to 10 minutes. If the enema equipment is disposable, throw it away. You can make a homemade saline solution by adding 2 level teaspoons of table salt to a quart of lukewarm distilled water.
As you find that you enjoy enemas or want to enjoy different sensations, you can always upgrade your enema equipment.
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Place three bags of chamomile or green tea in a non-aluminum bowl and pour the boiling water over the bags. Children under 2 years old should not have a phosphate enema. Sodium phosphate is added to commercial enema solutions designed to clean out the colon prior to a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. Strain the solution through a fine-mesh metal sieve. Interrupt the flow as often as necessary for the enema recipient's comfort. A child 11 years old or older has the same colon capacity, on average, as an adult.