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World Bedwetting Day – Time to Take Action!

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, for this year’s World Bedwetting Day. Bedwetting, sometimes called enuresis, is a common childhood problem affecting around 20% of all 5 year olds. Historically bedwetting was thought to be something children would ‘grow out’ of. However we now have a much better […]

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated around the world each year on 12th May. The date itself has a strong historical significance, as it is the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. The production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day resources and evidence is used to help commemorate this important day each […]

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Toilet Training Children with Additional Needs – Ready or Not!

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. June talks about toilet training children with additional needs. Becoming toilet trained is a milestone all parents strive for with their child, particularly if that child has additional needs. For some parents, this seems an unachievable goal. However, experience has shown us […]

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Sore Bottoms Caused By Disposable Nappies?

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This post has been written by Fiona Boorman, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. Recent reports in the press have suggested disposable nappies could be causing chemical burns to children’s bottoms. Product testing regulations in the UK are among the best in the world, so soreness due to a reaction to something in the nappy itself […]

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Toileting Troubles in Teenagers and Young People

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK (Bladder & Bowel UK). Many bodily functions are considered private and not for discussion. Top of the list of the ‘not to be talked’ about is toileting! Many people think that once a child has toilet trained their bladders and bowels will […]

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Toilet Training Children with Autism

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK (Bladder & Bowel UK). Toilet training is an area of child development that worries many parents. It is not helped when there is conflicting information given by other parents, relatives, healthcare professionals and others. If your child has additional needs, or differences […]

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Visiting Relatives at Christmas Time

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Most people do not discuss their bladder and bowel habits with their families and friends whether this involves constipation and taking a long time in the bathroom, urinary or faecal incontinence or urinary urgency and frequency including getting up during the night. All of these symptoms may cause embarrassment to the individual who is experiencing […]

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BBUK’s Paediatric Education Day 2018

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Our annual Paediatric Education Day, one of the highlights of our calendar, was held at Redbank House Manchester on 16th October.  It was fully booked several weeks in advance again this year, with over 60 professionals attending from across the country.  We were also well supported by our company colleagues, who provided a diverse exhibition […]

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Managing Bedwetting in Children with Down’s Syndrome

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. Bedwetting is a common childhood problem that can affect any child. Having a learning disability or Down’s syndrome is not a reason for bedwetting. Children aged 5 years and older with a learning disability, such as Down’s syndrome, who […]

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Amanda Morgan Talks About Her Daughter’s Life with a Stoma

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Natasha from Disabled Living interviewed Amanda Morgan, mother of a young girl called Alyssa who lives with a stoma. Alyssa will be 4 years old this December. She has a condition called Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson (HH) syndrome. This was diagnosed when she was 18 months after falling very ill at 13 months old. We […]

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