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‘Dear Future…’ – Letters for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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As part of October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a series of ‘Dear Future …’ letters have been written. These have been written in conjunction with PADS (Positive About Down Syndrome) to help future families and professionals have a better understanding of children with Down syndrome. Our very own June Rogers MBE, Children’s Specialist Nurse at […]

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Supporting Children with Bladder and Bowel Issues as They Return to School

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The charities Bladder & Bowel UK and ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, have experienced a recent increase in calls to their helplines, from anxious families concerned about how their children’s toileting needs will be met on return to school in September.  A survey conducted over the summer by ERIC found that 22% of […]

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Nursing Times Awards 2020 Shortlist

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Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) are thrilled to have been shortlisted in four categories in collaboration with Positive About Down Syndrome (PADS) and ERIC at the 2020 Nursing Times Awards. During a challenging year for the profession, the Nursing Times team were honoured to hear the stories and read the entries of those who entered […]

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Improving Children’s Bladder Health During the Summer Holidays

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Our bladders rely on a good fluid intake to remain healthy. If children are not drinking well, they are more likely to become dehydrated, particularly if the weather is hot. This can impact children’s bladder health. Read on to find how to improve children’s bladder health during the summer holidays. Dehydration may cause headaches, light-hotheadedness, […]

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Children’s Bladder and Bowel Issues: Some Fables and Facts

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This blog was written by Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK). 1. FABLE: Your child will tell you when they are ready to toilet train FACT: Some children will become increasingly aware of when they are doing a wee or a poo. At some point between the ages of two […]

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World Continence Week – Children and young people can have continence problems too!

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For World Continence Week, Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse at BBUK talks about the continence problems that children and young people can have. She also discusses where you can find advice and information to support them. World Continence Week 2020 It is estimated that over 20 million people in the UK have some form of […]

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Gut Feeling – A Journey Through a Child’s Digestive System

This is a guest blog by Nicola Stewart, author, speaker and advocate for parents and carers of children with complex needs and rare diseases. About Gut Feeling Gut Feeling is a new book, published in collaboration between Nicola Stewart and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, it is set to provide insight for parents and carers of […]

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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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Improving Treatment Outcomes for Bedwetting

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June Rogers, Children’s Specialist Nurse at Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) talks about improving treatment outcomes for bedwetting. Bedwetting (enuresis) is now a recognised as a medical condition with a number of different causes. These include not waking up to bladder signals, too much nighttime wee being produced, and problems affecting how much the bladder […]

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