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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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Davina Talks About Continence Problems in Schools

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. Prevalence of continence problems Continence problems are considered to be one of the most prevalent healthcare issues in children and young people. Functional constipation affects 0.7-29.6% of (Koppen et al 2014); faecal incontinence, which is often secondary to chronic […]

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Summer Company Representatives Day at Burrows House

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The BBUK team were delighted to host a successful Summer Company Representatives day this month to catch up with colleagues from the industry, looking at new products, services and innovations. Likewise it gave the company personnel a chance to update on what is happening at BBUK and Disabled Living, alongside understanding services and support available  […]

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Learn About the Bladder and Bowel UK Team

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Bladder & Bowel UK is a team of five staff who have a responsibility to promote continence by providing information and education on bladder and bowel health, signposting to the right services to gain access to specialist care and acting as advocates for individuals who suffer from bladder and bowel problems by representation on national […]

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