Helping children with incontinence
Our healthcare professionals have put together a list of 7 products to help children with incontinence lead active lives.
Washable Briefs for Children with Incontinence
1.SoSecure Swim Containment Briefs Love swimming, but scared of having an accident? SOSecure Swim Containment Briefs are designed for children and adults dealing with bowel incontinence. They are ultra discreet and virtually undetectable under swimmers. Plus their unique design and fabric means they’re both secure and dependable. The briefs are unisex and are available in different sizes.
Click here for a sizing chart and instructions.
2. Conni Kids Tackers – Unisex “pull-up” training pants, for easy management. Absorbent and waterproof, they are available in different colours and constructed from snug fitting cotton elastane. The slimline pad is designed for light incontinence (150mL). These undies are designed for the ‘little’ accidents and may be useful during day time toilet training. Available in brief or sport styles.
Skin Care for Incontinence
3. Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream – Incontinence can lead to some very uncomfortable side effects, like incontinence dermatitis (nappy rash), maceration and bacterial infections. Cavilon is a barrier cream that delivers long-lasting protection from bodily fluids while moisturising the skin. The unique formula provides a breathable barrier to promote skin health in patients at risk for skin damage from incontinence. Unlike many barrier products, Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is both durable and concentrated, so you’ll use less per application than typical creams and ointments. To be used alongside a good hygiene routine.
4. Ocean Hygiene Wipes – Ocean hygiene body wipes are ideal for on the go! The wipes are a convenient and gentle alternative option to soap and water. They can be used for incontinence, gardening, bed, bathing and after eating. The Ocean wipes are hypoallergenic and are alcohol-free, so they’re gentle on skin.
Disposable Pull-ups for Children with Incontinence
These pull-up pyjama pants give children and adolescents extra protection at night. DryNites are comfortable, discreet and absorbent, so they feel more like underwear. They also feature pant graphics that look like regular underwear and disappear under clothing and guards for protection against leakage. Available in different sizes and absorbency levels.
Bedding Protection for Incontinence
Protect your mattress from small accidents with disposable bed protectors. The Cello Bed Protector Bluey is a highly absorbent, cost-effective and waterproof bed pad or mattress protector that’s also suitable for chairs. 40cm x 60cm.
Sleep soundly and protect your mattress and bedding with Conni Mate’s comfortable stay-dry top layer, slim absorbent core and breathable waterproof backing. Conni bedpads are suitable for helping to manage incontinence and bedwetting. Can be used on any size mattress (85cm x 95cm) and absorbencies vary from 1000 to 2000mL.
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