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Constipation in Children Is Not Always Recognised

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This post has been written by June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. Constipation in children is often unrecognised. Over time, this can result, in a large backlog of poo so that the child becomes ‘faecally impacted’. This is the medical term used to describe so much poo stuck in the bowel that it cannot be […]

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Self-Care with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This post has been written by Katie Hoare, from Nutritionist Resource, a website offering a simple way to connect with expert nutritional information and nutrition professionals across the UK. For more information, Nutritionist Resource has a dedicated resource hub for IBS and Digestive Health. Up to one in five individuals in the UK are affected by […]

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World Bedwetting Day – Working with Others to Improve Bedwetting

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, for World Bedwetting Day. Telling people what you do for a living, when you are a Children’s Specialist Continence Nurse produces a range of responses. Some people think that all I do is give nappies to children who have had difficulties with toilet […]

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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 understanding […]

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Celebrating International Nurses Day

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International Nurses Day (IND) takes place on 12th May each year. The date itself has a strong historical significance – the birthday of perhaps the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. The International Council of Nurses is operated by nurses and leads nurses internationally. The organisation works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health […]

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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 that […]

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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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