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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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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