Incontinence

Autism & Potty Training Issues

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If your child is transitioning out of diapers, you know that the toilet training process is long and challenging for both parents and kids. Toilet training a child with autism can also be surprising at times due to the unique obstacles they may face. Read this post to understand your child's needs while potty training.

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The Psychological Causes of Bedwetting

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Waking up cold and wet in the middle of the night is never fun. It can be confusing and cause us to have low self-esteem at times. If you wonder why you experience bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) or why your child does, read this article to gain insight into the psychological causes behind it and what you can do to have more dry nights.

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13 Tips for Toilet Training Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Potty training a child is a big challenge to take on, and there's not much information out there on how to transition children with Cerebral palsy from diapers to the toilet. This guide will give you five helpful tips you can use when your child is ready to make the change.

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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 in an Older Child With Autism

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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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How Diet Can Affect Bedwetting

You know the situation all too well. You’re awoken to the pitter-patter of tiny feet walking across your bedroom floor. You flutter your eyelids open to see your child standing at the end of your bed in damp pajamas, looking disappointed and embarrassed. And then, they say the dreaded words, “I had an accident.”
While this can be frustrating and disappointing for both child and parent, do you ever catch yourself wondering...why do kids wet the bed?

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How To Care For Sickle Cell Disease And Incontinence

Caring for someone with sickle cell disease often means providing for your child as well as taking care of yourself, since it’s an inherited condition. However, your child may have different symptoms than you, such as incontinence. Learn how sickle cell disease and incontinence are connected and how to provide proper care.

What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

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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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