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Your child may have been prescribed macrogol for their constipation. Macrogol laxatives may be sold under a few different brand names such as Movicol, CosmoCol or Laxido. How do I give my child macrogol? Sachets are packed in pairs. Tear down the perforation, and pour 1 sachet into a cup. Pour in...

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The Children’s Bladder and Bowel Charity (ERIC) resource on how to prepare and use macrogol laxatives.

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This leaflet is about the use of Movicol for chronic constipation and faecal impaction (severe constipation) in children.

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The Bristol Stool Chart or Bristol Stool Scale is a medical aid designed to classify stools (known as ‘faeces’ or ‘poo’) into 7 groups.

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Having their children toilet trained is a milestone all parents strive for. For some parents of children with ‘additional needs’ this milestone may seem difficult. However clinical experience has taught us that for most children becoming toilet trained is an achievable goal.

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Toilet or potty training can prove to be difficult for some families, and even more so when a child has additional needs.

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There are many different ways to toilet train and professionals do not always agree on the best method or the right time to start. However, children should be learning the skills for toilet training as a normal part of early development. If children are delayed in starting to get the skills needed...

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Generally children’s nappies and pull ups are available in weight measurements. For children and adult products the fit will be either by a waist or hip measurements. Some suppliers may send out samples first to try. It is worth shopping around as different suppliers seem to have different...

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Bedwetting is a common issue that affects 1 in 10 children at the age of 7 years. One of the most important things to check is whether your child is drinking enough during the day. 6 to 8 drinks or around 200mls each, of clear fluids evenly spread through the day are important to make…...

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Using an alarm is a good way of overcoming bedwetting. It helps by giving you a prompt to wake up as soon as your child starts to wee. At bedtime Avoid your child drinking a lot in the 2 hours before bedtime before they go to sleep. Make sure they have 2 wees, 1 before… Continue Reading Using...

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Try to get your child to drink at least 6 drinks 200mls cups of water to equal 1200mls of water each day. This will help to improve their bladder capacity. Get your child into the habit of going to the toilet on a regular basis. Wherever possible older children should take responsibility for this....

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This resource includes some tips to help your child know when they need a wee, and also increase their bladder’s capacity so they can hold more wee. Drinks Give your child 6 to 8 drinks or 200mls each regularly throughout the day up until about 2 hours before they go to bed. Drinking helps...

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Toilet training children can be difficult for everyone. Here are some tips to help you and your child get the hang of it. Timing Encourage your child to try and go to the toilet 20 to 30 minutes after every meal, and before they go to bed. Posture Make sure their feet firmly supported, with…...

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You are coming to this clinic because you may be constipated and are having problems going to the toilet. When you and your parents talk to the doctor or nurse you may hear words like bowel movements, motions or stools. All of these words mean the same as poo. You may have a different word…...

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Download Download a PDF of the blank toilet training diary  How to use this diary Remember to fill this diary in every day. It provides important information for you and your doctor. Sits Aim for 3 sits each day. Sits are usually best after breakfast, after school (or mid afternoon at weekends),...

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Community continence team The community continence team support children under 16 from Sheffield with any of the following: bedwetting from age 6 if there has been no response to professional advice regarding bladder training and other basic night wetting advice for 3 months. day-time wetting from...

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