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Top Tips for Toilet Training Children with Down Syndrome

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This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK. It is often assumed that because children with Down Syndrome have delayed development, they will inevitably be delayed toilet training. Healthcare professionals often advise parents and carers to wait until the child seems ready.  However, there is no evidence or even agreement […]

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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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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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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 litres of water per day with half of this during the school day.  Children will need more […]

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Do You Know About These Toileting Problems with Children?


This post has been written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Continence Nurse at BBUK. The Daily Mail recently featured an article (‘The nine year olds who still need nappies’ June 29 2017) about the number of children with toileting problems who are wearing nappies when they start school and “…children as old as nine who still […]

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It’s Time to Take Action for World Bedwetting Day 2017

World Bedwetting Day

Tuesday 30th May is World Bedwetting Day, which is held on the last Tuesday of May each year. Healthcare professionals think it’s ‘time to take action’ and ask families to consider sharing their stories if they have been faced by this medical condition. By doing so, they hope to make more people aware that there […]

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