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Children with Autism tend to need a bit more time with potty training than other kids their age, and this is particularly true with those that are nonverbal. Because of autism’s effect on the central nervous system, kids with autism sometimes have a general developmental delay, which just means that they learn new skills at a slower pace. Kids with autism also get very attached to the routine that has been set in place, and using diapers is a great example. Your child may have become used to diapers and is now developing anxiety and stress around using the toilet,...

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and it’s recognized by organizations around the world to bring awareness to the disease and raise money for the families affected. One of the many struggles that kids with cancer face is incontinence. This can be difficult to deal with as children go back to school. In this blog, we’ll go over some basic knowledge on cancer treatments’ effects on incontinence, why it’s important to instill confidence and teach the child self-care around the subject, as well as tips on how to handle going back to school.  Background Knowledge on Why A Child With...

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As a parent of infants and toddlers, almost all of us look forward to the day when our children are potty trained and we can say goodbye to diapers and wipes. However, some children continue to struggle with toileting issues and incontinence well past the typical age of toilet training. This can be due to structural abnormalities, having a child who has physical or mental special needs, or even a child who has experienced trauma.  No matter what the reason for the incontinence, handling the issue can feel like an embarrassing and frustrating experience. Today, we are going to spend...

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When daydreaming about your baby, chances are you envision a bundle of joy who sleeps well, eats well, and has a sweet disposition. In these idyllic moments, no one wants to consider that there may be a medical problem that is affecting your child. However, countless children are born each year with birth defects of many different kinds. Some have a relatively low impact on you and your child’s quality of life, whereas others can require significant intervention medically and care daily.  Today, we are going to focus on a category of malformations in the anorectal region. We will discuss...

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Many children have toileting issues, especially as they are going through the process of potty training. During this time, parents expect accidents to be a part of the process, as learning independent toileting skills has a learning curve. However, sometimes, a child will struggle with toilet training issues far beyond the normal bumps in the road. When a child is having accidents frequently and is not experiencing effective potty training, they are considered to be incontinent.  When most people hear the term “incontinent,” they generally think of those who have an accident and wet themselves. However, children can also deal...

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