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The Care Designs Changing Mat

The Care Designs Changing Mat

by SpecialKids .Company February 08, 2019

When you have a child who is doubly-incontinent, up until around the age of 3, products and facilities aimed at incontinence are easier to come by

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How special needs swim nappies can help your child during swimming

How special needs swim nappies can help your child during swimming

by SpecialKids .Company January 25, 2019

If your child suffers from incontinence, swim nappies are essential to give them the reassurance a confidence they need during swimming.

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Tips to Tackle Drooling in Children with Special Needs

Tips to Tackle Drooling in Children with Special Needs

by SpecialKids .Company January 12, 2019 1 Comment

Excessive drooling can have health and hygiene implications for children, read our top 10 tips to tackle drooling in children with special needs.

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Dealing with sensory overload during festive Christmas period

Dealing with sensory overload during festive Christmas period

by SpecialKids .Company December 16, 2018

The festive period can be challenging. With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching, you're probably busy juggling decorations, food, presents, and your typical day to day life! But for children with special needs, this time of year can completely overwhelm them and cause distress.

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Are weighted blankets safe for children?

Are weighted blankets safe for children?

by SpecialKids .Company December 06, 2018

When you’re a parent, safety is probably the first thought you have when you wake up and the last thought before going to sleep. It doesn’t help when there are news stories every other day claiming that some innocuous item poses a risk to your child’s safety. One thing that is on parent’s mind lately is weighted blankets. So are they as harmful as people are claiming?

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A guide to underwear for children with special needs

A guide to underwear for children with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company November 16, 2018

Getting your child dressed isn’t always easy but if your child is sensitive to tags, specific materials, and buttons it can be distressing for them. Specialist underwear can make dressing your child a lot easier and prevent irritation.

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Dribbling is more common than you think

by SpecialKids .Company November 09, 2018

Dealing with your child’s drooling habits can be difficult especially if you start to notice they haven’t grown out of it. This is a common behavior in children with special needs, and you shouldn’t feel alone when dealing with it. There are several tips and tricks you can try to make cleaning up dribble easier, as well as fashion garments that make staying dribble-free easy and stylish.

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Events you need to add to your calendar if your child has special needs

Events you need to add to your calendar if your child has special needs

by SpecialKids .Company October 15, 2018

Over the next few months, there are some events we think need to be in your calendar. Raising awareness of disability and special needs is critical. What better way to get the message out there by attending events with a focus on specialised equipment and clothing!

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best clothing and products for older children with special needs

Our Top 5 favourite adaptive products for children with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company October 06, 2018

It wasn’t easy to pick only our top five products as there are so many fantastic products on offer! We hope our suggestions are useful and make life a little bit easier. Click here to find out what they are...

 

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What you need to know about faecal smearing (scatolia) in children

by SpecialKids .Company September 18, 2018

Faecal smearing, medically known as scatolia, is an issue many parents have to learn to cope with. Sometimes linked to autism, dealing with it can cause anxiety for parents. It can be difficult to control how your child acts at bedtime, in social settings, or on days out. It’s important not to feel alone; you’re not the only one going through this. Finding out why your child does it is the first step in overcoming the proble

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All you need to know about bibs & aprons for children with special needs

by SpecialKids .Company September 07, 2018

When it comes to special needs, both children and adults alike face challenges with everyday tasks. Drooling difficulties and food spillages are just some of the problems they can face. It can be uncomfortable for your child, and that shouldn’t have to be the case. Whether your child is at home, going to school or having a day out, bibs and aprons can be part of any outfit no matter the occasion.

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Preparing your child with special needs for school

by SpecialKids .Company August 24, 2018

Starting school for children with special needs can be daunting for both parents and the child, read our top tips on preparing children with special needs for school

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