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Some children have problems with how their bladder works. Their bladder may not empty properly and so clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) can help with this. Your doctor or nurse will explain why we have recommended this for your child. It may be because they: were born with a condition that...

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Information about the products recommended by the Community Continence team. Prescription of continence products We will give you a few sample continence products depending on your child’s needs. This depends on an assessment of your child’s needs. Once we have all agreed on which...

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This resource has information about how to do a bowel washout for your baby who has been diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease. Why does my baby need bowel washouts? Your baby has been diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease and is unable to empty their bowel adequately without help....

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A Bladder and Bowel UK resource about talking about going to the toilet.

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How much water should my child drink? All children should aim to drink at least the following amounts of water or diluted squash, depending on their age: up to 6 years old should aim for 1 litre of water 7 to 11 year olds should aim for 1 and a half litres of water 12… Continue Reading...

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If your child is due to attend hydrotherapy, swim sessions or swim lessons, the below websites may be helpful in finding suitable swim nappies or incontinence swimwear. Swimsuits with built in waterproof pants can keep any wee or poo in, while your child is in the water. They are not absorbent so...

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ERIC is the national charity dedicated to improving children’s bowel and bladder health. Our mission is to reduce the impact of continence problems on children and their families.

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Downloadable chart to measure the amount of wee your child’s bladder can hold.

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Downloadable table diary to measure your child’s drinking and toileting over 3 days.

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A Medicine for Children resource about desmopressin for bedwetting.

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Resource and chart by The Children’s Bladder and Bowel Charity (ERIC) to help you and your clinician track your child’s wees and poos.

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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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If your child is having problems with soiling accidents (encopresis, “poo accidents,” “poo-ing” in pants), you are certainly not alone. This is one of the most common problems seen by both paediatric gastroenterology and primary care providers. This interactive animated video...

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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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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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What are anorectal malformations? Anorectal malformations are birth defects where the anus and rectum (bottom) do not develop properly. They occur in an around 1 in 4,000 newborn babies and can range from mild to complex. What type of anorectal malformation does my baby have? Perineal fistula or...

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A resource by Crohn’s and Colitis UK about constipation and diarrhoea.

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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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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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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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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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