Pediatrics

Cuties® Training Pants to the Rescue!

I had this goal for the new year: potty train Landon! Fast forward nine months, and here we are - nowhere near ready to begin formal potty training. Unfortunately, we have so many sensory needs and diet issues to address before we get there.
I feel like this happens quite often with Autism. Our kids show us just how powerful they are, and we have to remember that we are on THEIR timeline, not the other way around. While we have goals to help them progress, they have their agendas, and we have to alter our expectations and teaching techniques to keep up.

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Challenges & Solutions For Autism Parents

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Toilet training can be tough on parents and children, especially if your child has autism. So why do children with autism have trouble potty training, and what is it really like to potty train a child with autism? Sierra Ferrell shares her family's story of toilet training her child with autism. 

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How to Create the Ultimate Inclusive Halloween for Kids With Special Needs

Halloween for kids with special needs can be challenging. While it’s an incredibly popular holiday that schools and businesses participate in, children with mental or physical disabilities may feel excluded. They may have trouble finding a costume that fits with a mobility device or have anxiety about approaching neighbors for candy. But with a little extra holiday planning, you can help create a Halloween for everyone to enjoy.

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Back to School With Incontinence Series: Helping Kids Return to School

Even after a summer with minimal accidents, the beginning of the school year can cause accidents to start up again. The loud chiming of bells, new schedules, not knowing where to go, and overall increased anxiety can be causes of increased incontinence symptoms in children.

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Helping Your Child With ADHD & Bedwetting

There are many signs that can lead to an ADHD diagnosis. Whether it's difficulty concentrating at school, hyperactivity, or mood swings, it may be shocking to discover bedwetting can also be related to ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Although ADHD can affect multiple areas of development, the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in children can be very stressful and affect the child's self-esteem.

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Helping Parents Avoid Frustration With Pediatric Incontinence

Nothing can throw off your plans like wet sheets, wet car seats, wet pants, and more, but unfortunately, these accidents can be a normal part of caring for a child with pediatric incontinence. When you have to stop what you're doing to handle clean up, remember that any frustration you’re feeling may be intensified for your child with extra anxiety, fear, and embarrassment. Learn how to help your child cope with a little advice on how to avoid becoming frustrated.

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How To Care For CHARGE Syndrome & Incontinence

Caring for a child with CHARGE syndrome already has a lot of unique challenges to face, as symptoms can vary greatly among patients. Because incontinence is incredibly common in children and adults with CHARGE, it can really add to the list obstacles to overcome. However, the bathroom doesn’t have to rule your child’s life. As your child grows and progresses there are a number of ways to simplify incontinence care.

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Autism, Diapers, & Incontinence: How to Help Your Child with Toilet Training

Managing autism already comes with its own set of unique challenges. On top of that, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to develop incontinence. Autism and incontinence may seem overwhelming at first, but there are proven ways to manage autism in incontinence without having to make drastic changes to your daily routine.

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