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How to Help Prevent Constipation in Children

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For this year’s Digestive Health Day, June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK, talks about the ways in which you can help to prevent constipation in children. We know that constipation is a common problem in childhood and once established treatment with laxatives will almost certainly be required to help resolve the problem. However, […]

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Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges

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Problems with bladder and bowel control are among the most common medical conditions that children and young people experience. They are thought to affect over 900,000 people aged between 5 and 19 years of age, although this is likely to be an underestimate. Due to embarrassment, stigma and the mistaken belief that they children will […]

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Are Sore Bottoms Caused by Disposable Nappies?

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This post has been written by Fiona Boorman, Children’s Specialist Nurse. Product testing regulations in the UK are among the best in the world, so soreness due because of a reaction to something in the nappy itself is unlikely, whether you chose to use disposables or washables. There are many reasons for children getting nappy […]

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Managing Bedwetting in Children with Down 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 Syndrome is not a reason for bedwetting. Children aged 5 years and older with a learning disability, such as Down 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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Is Bedwetting a ‘Normal’ Part of Childhood?

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK about bedwetting in childhood. When a baby is first born their bladders are small. Therefore, they do not hold very much urine (wee) and do not fully empty with every wee. As babies are fed throughout the twenty four hours they produce […]

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Bedwetting in Older Children and Teenagers

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK. World Bedwetting Day with the theme ‘Time to Take Action’ is designed to raise awareness of bedwetting. What are the problems for older children and teenagers? Bedwetting or enuresis is one of the most common medical problems in the […]

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Encouraging Children to Drink More Water This World Bedwetting Day

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. She talks about how you can encourage 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 litres of water per day with half of this during […]

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