As the summer starts winding down, it’s a bittersweet time. While summer memories were made, the back to school list also comes in the mail around this time. Some kids can’t wait to get back and learn something new, and others have to be dragged out of bed. However, for kids with incontinence, starting school again can be a source of stress and anxiety.
Schools out for the summer! But wait, you just conquered managing pediatric incontinence at school, now there’s a whole new set of unique challenges with summer travel and fun in the sun at the beach or pool! However, there are a variety of summer incontinence tips and tricks to keep your child happy and comfortable.
It’s time for the 7th annual Every Kid Healthy Week! Starting today, April 22nd till the 26th it’s time to engage students, stage, parents, and community members in a celebration of school wellness. Join the national movement working towards making schools healthier so kids can learn the importance of eating healthy, becoming more physically active, and become equipped with the right tools for success!
'Public bathrooms' is a phrase that could strike fear in your heart, especially when caring for a child with urological issues. Navigating the sea of toilets away from home can be intimidating. From finding a clean one to being prepared for potential accidents, there is a lot to consider. However, with proper planning, you’ll be smooth sailing through communal restrooms.
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.
Remember to turn off that little voice filled with worry in the back of your head to relax and enjoy your trip. It will be a special time filled with family memories. Stress can spread like wildfire, cause minor issues to get out of control. With proper planning and incontinence treatment, your trip will be just fine!