Pediatric Incontinence

Sanfilippo Syndrome & Incontinence

Due to the rapid regression of this disease, many children rarely progress above the mental age of three-years-old. Therefore, most children with Sanfilippo are not potty trained and deal with incontinence for their entire life. When they are younger, this may not be a "big deal," however, as our children grow, finding proper places to change an older child's diaper in public can be difficult. We often find ourselves laying down a chux pad, blanket, or towel on a public restroom floor to care for our children. It can also be difficult to simply find diapers that fit an older child.

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Understanding Incontinence with an Older Child with Autism

When our 11 and a half- year-old son, Gabe, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, I had no idea what to expect his future to look like. Would he ever talk? Learn to communicate in other ways? Would he ever become independent? I'll be honest, one of my biggest concerns was potty training. It was a long time before Gabe was out of diapers. Managing his urinary incontinence involved intensive ABA (applied behavioral analysis) therapy and continued into his early school years. I had to provide the school with diapers and wipes for years until he was able to stay dry during the day.

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Life with Spina Bifida

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How to Create an 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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How to Help Kids with Incontinence 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 and 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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Autism, Diapers, and 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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The Likelihood of Incontinence in Individuals with Down Syndrome

There is a significant chance, for both children and adults with Down syndrome, to develop incontinence, but it doesn’t have to impact their quality of life. By recognizing and properly treating the incontinence symptoms as soon as possible, your loved one can properly manage their fecal or urinary incontinence by making simple changes to their daily lives.

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5 Parenting Tips for Overcoming Enuresis (Bedwetting)

Nocturnal enuresis, or bedwetting, can be very concerning for both the parent and affected child. The exhaustion from middle of the night cleanups in addition to worrying about your child can quickly become overwhelming. You may not exactly know where to start, but with these few tips, you’ll be better equipped to handle your child’s enuresis.

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