Independence Products stoma accessories that are suitable* for babies and children

* We would always advise that you speak to your stoma care nurse before using any new products. As children have sensitive skin and some allergies might not yet be known we would recommend for you to test the product first by using a little at a time and if any reaction occurs please stop using immediately and seek medical advice. We would also recommend that older children only use our products under adult supervision.

 

If your child or baby gets a stoma it can be a very frightening experience, here at Independence Products we would like to provide you with some information in regards to which products you can try and hopefully make the experience a little less stressful.

Before applying the pouch it is always a good idea to protect the skin, you can try our Independence No Sting Barrier Film Wipes (BW1) which will leave a protective barrier to help reduce skin irritation.

If your child has an ileostomy or a colostomy and gets a high liquid output, which can be tricky during night times, you can try Independence Absorbent Strips (P200AS) which solidify waste into a manageable gel. A couple of these can be added to the pouch before applying the pouch to the skin, we suggest two/three strips per 100ml but you can test yourself what works best for you.

Before removing the pouch we would always recommend for you to use an Independence No Sting Adhesive Remover Wipe (ARW1) to help protect your child’s skin on uncomfortable removal of sticky pouches. For older children you might find Independence Adhesive Remover (RS1) easier to use at it doesn’t spray cold and sprays quickly at any angle.

All of our products are alcohol free and contain a special non sting formula to avoid uncomfortable experiences for your child.

Samples of all the above products can be supplied free of charge so that you can give them a good test before requesting on prescription. Please visit our samples page to send through your request

For more information please speak to your stoma care nurse or visit

http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/health-professionals/clinical-guidelines/stoma-care

For support please visit

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/index.php?p=147&pp=3

www.breakawayfoundation.org.uk

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