Toilet training can be a very stressful part of parenting, with a vast array of conflicting advice often given in regards to the “when’s” and the “how’s”.
It is important to remember that with the correct strategy, time, patience, a calm approach and consistency, many children with disabilities will be able to toilet train, even if they are unable to reach full independence. However, some children may require a containment product either because they are unable to be continent, or as an interim measure while they develop the necessary skills. Today, there are a wide variety of containment products available, to suit the child’s specific needs including washable absorbent underwear, when the output is small (such as the Abena Abri-Wear Deluxe range), a shaped product (such as the Abena Abri-San Premium range) or potentially the Abri-Form Junior, which is an all-in-one product.
Abena UK have been working with Promocon’s Paediatric Continence Specialist, Davina Richardson, to bring you an educational article based around the facts of toilet training and correct product usage. Request a copy of the full article.