Constipation is a common problem with all children but particularly so for children with Down syndrome. This is due to a number of factors including poor muscle tone, reduced mobility as well potentially as diet and poor fluid intake. While increasing fluids and dietary fibre can help prevent constipation, once the constipation is established it needs to be treated with laxatives. 

We hope that these documents will inform and enlighten you to ensure your child receives the support and medical care that they need.

Toileting information sessions

We run regular toilet training bootcamps, as well as information sharing sessions on subjects such as bowel movements and constipation. 

Toilet training a child with Down syndrome

Find out more about our Pants4School initiative and toilet training programme.