Children's continence products - A guide for parents and children
An illustrated, straightforward report that focuses on children's products - a guide for both parents and children.
What's this guide about?
Please note this guide was published in 2001, however contact details have been updated where possible and for up-to-date product information see PromoCon in the section Useful Information.
Children with special physical or learning needs often struggle to achieve bladder and bowel control. Conditions such as cerebral palsy can make undressing and getting to the toilet difficult. Others, such as spina bifida, directly affect the bladder and bowel. Whatever the cause, this part of daily life can be frustrating, exhausting and distressing for you and your child and products can be expensive.
It is important that your child's problem is investigated so that cures or management can be started early - see Where can you get help? This guide tells you about the many products designed to help. As well as body-worn pads and special underwear, it describes equipment for using in and out of the loo, materials for protecting the bed, and special products to be used only with medical advice.
Tips are given on choosing and using products, how and where to get them, and there are some useful addresses and telephone numbers at the end of the guide.
This booklet has been researched and written by PromoCon and Ricability.
PromoCon promotes continence through product awareness. It is led by Disabled Living, Manchester and works with the Association for Continence Advice, the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, Continence Products Evaluation Network, Disabled Living Centres Council (now Assist UK), ERIC and the University of Salford.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Mencap City Foundation and Disabled Living, Manchester for sponsoring the publication of this booklet
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