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2017

Raising Awareness of Toilet Training Children with Disabilities

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Toilet training is an area of normal child development that causes anxiety for many families. However, when a child has a disability it is an even bigger hurdle for parents and carers, although the children, particularly those with learning or sensory disabilities are not usually concerned. Often families are advised that they should not worry […]

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Yang Sing Cathay Launch New Christmas Dish

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For November’s Story of the Month, we would like to do something that’s a little different. Usually, we dedicate this post to a person to recognise their potential or amazing achievements. However, this month we would like to dedicate this blog to the hardworking spirit of more than one person, which is the whole team […]

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Why Are Public Toilets a Challenge for Children and Young People with Autism?

This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). Toilet training a child with autism is often difficult. Autism is a spectrum condition that affects social communication, social interaction and imagination. There are often sensory issues as well. These impact on many areas of learning and life […]

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Alternative Suggestions for Promoting and Maintaining Continence

It is important that those with continence (bladder and/or bowel) problems or those who care for them, have access to professional help and advice and are signposted to their local services. Many continence problems are treatable. However, it may be that following a full assessment, alternative solutions for promoting and managing continence are identified as […]

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Finding the Right Continence Pad for Your Needs

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It is important if you need to use a continence pad for a bladder problem that you use one appropriate to your needs. The absorbency of pads varies to meet different levels of urinary leakage. The reasons people leak urine varies. Continence pads have the function of absorbing urine. When choosing a pad it is […]

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Top Tips for Children’s Continence Problems

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Continence Nurse at BBUK. Do you worry about your child’s continence? Are you a professional involved in supporting children who have continence problems? Are there concerns about: Wetting, or dribbling, day or night? Pooing in their pants? Constipation? Do they appear to avoid using the toilet? […]

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Popular Questions About Your Bladder and Bowel

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September is Urology Awareness Month and this week sees the start of Urology Week. The Bladder & Bowel UK helpline is often contacted by people looking for advice on a wide range of continence products and appliances, or for help regarding toilets and aids to assist individuals with toileting. Sometimes working out which continence product is […]

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How to Encourage Children to Drink More Water

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Davina, Children’s Continence Nurse at BBUK, gives advice on how to help children to drink more water. Adequate fluid intake is important for maintaining health and well-being.  Most school age children should have about one and a half liters of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will need more […]

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BBUK Are Coming to Kidz to Adultz Scotland

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The BBUK team always look forward to attending Kidz to Adultz Scotland, as it provides us with an opportunity to catch up and meet with regular visitors to this wonderful event who we have met over the years of attending. And it also enables us to introduce ourselves to those of you who may not […]

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