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My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?

My 5 year old nephew wont use bathroom...He still wears diapers what can we do to get him to use bathroom?

Toilet training: There are numerous ways to toilet train your child. Speak to your physician about individual techniques. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old & wear diapers. I have incontinence but still control my bowels, it bothers me while sleeping. How can I lose control so I can sleep?

I'm 22 years old & wear diapers. I have incontinence but still control my bowels, it bothers me while sleeping. How can I lose control so I can sleep?

See your doctor.: It is not normal for a 22-year-old to have incontinence of stool. Have you been seen for this before? What did the doctor say? If you have not, then you should be seen immediately. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a 23 year old to wear diapers?

Is it unusual for a 23 year old to wear diapers?

Yes but...: Yes, it is unusual but not unheard of. People suffer a variety of conditions that warrant using diapers as an adult - cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, neurogenic bladder - to name a few. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my 3.5 year old still does not sleep through the night?

Is it normal that my 3.5 year old still does not sleep through the night?

Are you reinforcing : The behavior by going into his room or allowing him in your bed? Tell him the new routine-a book, a good-night kiss , then you expect him to stay in his bed till am. When he wakes & cries, don't go in his room. If he comes out, walk him back in. Don't talk or make eye contact. Frequency & intensity of protest first increase, then extinguish if you consistently ignore them. See aap.Org for more tips. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Is it ok to wear a 1.5 year old contact lens?

Depends: If it is in the original packaging and is unexpired, it is okay. Otherwise throw it away. Why would you risk your eye? ...Read more

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Should I buy diapers for my 27 year old girl friend that still wets the bed?

Should I buy diapers for my 27 year old girl friend that still wets the bed?

Yes: Although, the direct answer to this question is yes, i'd strongly recommend that she seek medical attention to determine the cause of her bed wetting. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is still in diapers what should I do?

My 4 year old is still in diapers what should I do?

Toilet Training: Have set times to sit on toilet: first waking up, after breakfast, before and after lunch, mid-afternoon before nap, after nap, before and after supper, before bath and bedtime. Take to store and have child pick out favorite underwear, then remind child that the underwear do not like to get wet or dirty, and keep the underwear happy. Read the different children's books that discuss potty training. ...Read more

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Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. I encourage you to see your child's doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 5 year old dentures that i've never worn. Are they still safe to use?

I have 5 year old dentures that i've never worn. Are they still safe to use?

Probably not: Your mouth has changed in five years since the dentures were made. They will most likely not fit properly, and hurt if you try to put them in and wear them. ...Read more

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