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World Sleep Day: What is Nocturia?

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For World Sleep Day, our Children’s Specialist Nurse, Davina Richardson, has written a blog on nocturia and why it is important to get a good night’s sleep. All humans need to sleep. Good sleep is as important for overall health and wellbeing as a balanced diet and getting sufficient exercise. It helps us to function […]

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World Toilet Day 2020

The first World Toilet Day was on the 19th November 2001 and was initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the need to improve sanitation worldwide. World Toilet Day recognises that not only do all humans need access to toilets, but those toilets need to be able to withstand climate change and keep […]

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National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is usually described as being repeated behaviours that cause physical or emotional pain or distress. It can take many forms, including physical (pushing, shoving, hitting, kicking); it may be verbal, including persistent name-calling or extreme teasing; emotional, such as being repeatedly excluded from activities; it may be racist or sexist; or it may be […]

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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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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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Living with Ulcerative Interstitial Cystitis: Slow growth, quiet resilience, learning to pace and dealing with being left behind

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This is a guest blog written by a woman called Lucille Whiting, Founder and Lead Designer Maker at Sophia Alexander Gold Fingerprint Jewellery. Lucille tells us about her journey of living with ulcerative interstitial cystitis. 19 Years Before My Diagnosis I’ve suffered from what were thought to be recurrent bladder infections since my late teens, […]

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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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