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Everyday tips

Nutrition and hydration

  • With your care team, determine the schedule of daily catheterizations for your child according to:
    • the organization of the activities planned for the day (eg, travel, school, medical care, social activities, sports),
    • the best length of time in between two catheterizations, considering the child’s comfort and the risks of urine flowing backwards into the kidneys.
  • Take note your child’s liquid intake and the amount of urine collected during the day, as recommended by your healthcare team.
  • Encourage your child to drink throughout the day; smaller amounts in the evening may allow for the child to not need catheterization during the night.

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