Thorough toilet hygiene is difficult for many individuals with Down syndrome. However, there are several options to increase independence and success with toilet hygiene.
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Use a bidet attachment or portable bidet. There are several types of bidets that range in price from under $20 to several hundred dollars (or more). Bidets may be portable or attached to a toilet (or toilet seat) and manual or electric. Some have features such as adjustable water temperature and pressure, air dryer, self-cleaning, and others. The portable bidet may be cumbersome or uncomfortable to use outside the home.
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These products can be purchased at a variety of retailers including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Home Depot, Lowes, and more.
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