4 Ways To Create a Comfortable Space for Children with Incontinence

In this blog, we explore 4 simple ways to make sure your home is as comfortable as possible for your child or teen experiencing incontinence.

4 Ways To Create a Comfortable Space for Children with Incontinence

In this blog, we explore 4 simple ways to make sure your home is as comfortable as possible for your child or teen experiencing incontinence.

Wetting or soiling accidents can be distressing for children to experience.

That’s why it’s important to make sure that their bedroom and the rest of your home are comfortable, safe and incontinence-friendly!

In this article, we give 4 of our favourite tips and ideas for ensuring your home is a safe and comfortable space for your child, as well as equipped to handle any unexpected accidents along the way.

Easy Bathroom Access

Parents and carers will know just how common it is for children to wait until the very last minute to go to the bathroom. This is why having their bedroom as close to a toilet as possible will help prevent any accidents!

Having the bathroom be easily and quickly accessible by your child from their room, especially at night-time if bedwetting is a problem, can help them save time when they have an urgent need to ‘go’.

If your child shares their room with a sibling, make sure their bed is closest to the door - this can make it quicker for them to get to the toilet, not to mention avoid disrupting sleep for their brother or sister!

Have an Incontinence Station

Tired of frantically looking through drawers and cupboards to find supplies when you need them most? You aren’t alone - and there’s one super simple solution we love to make change time go as smoothly as possible!

Setting up a designated incontinence station in your house can save you time, as well as make it easy for your child to access themselves if they’re able to change solo.

Choose a cupboard or drawer in the house, perhaps in the bathroom or your child’s bedroom, and keep all your kids’ day-to-day incontinence supplies in there. Not only does it give you peace of mind knowing everything you might need is kept in one spot, but it makes it easier to see when you’re running low on supplies and it’s time to stock back up.

Some things you might choose to keep in your child’s incontinence station include:

  • Wet wipes for quick cleaning after accidents

  • Barrier creams to protect your child’s skin

  • A supply of Magics Youth Pants or other incontinence aid that works best for your child

  • Plastic or zip-lock bags to put used supplies in before disposing of them in the bin

  • If your child is younger, having a toy or other activity can be helpful to keep them occupied and still while you’re changing them

Ensure your child and any other caretakers know where the supplies are, and be sure to keep the area free of any empty packages so you know everything in the station is ready to go.

Use Incontinence Aids

Using incontinence aids like our dermatologically-tested Magics Youth Pants can be a real lifesaver when it comes to childhood wetting or soiling - whether during the day or night.

They’re engineered with patented Magical Tube technology inside them. This is a cutting-edge three-channel technology that expands when the inside of the pants comes into contact with liquid. This allows them to be super absorbent, without excess bulk or risk of leaks.

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Not only are they ultra-absorbent, but they’ve got leak protection at the leg cuffs, a super comfy and stretchy waistband, and can be pulled on and off just like regular underwear. Active odour lock technology keeps your child fresh for up to 12 hours, while a flash dry top sheet keeps skin dry. They’re sure to be your new secret weapon!

If bedwetting is a factor for your child, investing in our waterproof bedding can do wonders for protecting the mattress from any overnight leaks or lingering odours. Plus, it’ll save you time and energy because you won’t have to worry about cleaning a mattress. It’s a win-win!

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Encourage a Supportive Household

It’s no secret that incontinence can have a real impact on the mental health of children experiencing it. To avoid adding to any negative feelings they may already have about their wetting or soiling, it’s important to have the home be a safe, supportive and encouraging environment for them on their journey.

Remember that any accidents that happen aren’t the child’s fault, and they aren’t doing it on purpose. Avoid using punishment to try to stop the problem - this has been shown to actually have the opposite effect!

Keep calm and get them cleaned up without making it a big deal. If they’re distressed, remind them that it isn’t their fault - and of course, be sure to give them plenty of comfort, love and encouragement.

Be sure that all members of the family (including any siblings!) know not to tease or shame them for their accidents, too.

If you’re looking for extra information on how to maintain your child’s confidence, you can check out our blog for helpful hints here.

We hope these ideas help you and your child on their continence journey. Remember that any of these strategies should always be used in conjunction with professional recommendations from your child’s treating medical professionals, as they’re best equipped to give informed advice tailored to your unique situation.

*This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

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