Helpful hints


  • Be organised - gather all supplies beforehand.
  • Empty the previous pouch into a nappy or container before removing. Older children can sit on the toilet to empty their pouch.
  • Wash the skin around your child's stoma with mild soap and warm water, or use a ConvaTec ConvaCare ® Adhesive Remover Wipe, which does not contain oils or lotions that may make it difficult for the pouching system to stick.
  • Prior to pouching your child, make sure that the skin around the stoma is dry.
  • Look at the stoma to assess the colour. The stoma should be bright red.
  • Look at the skin around the stoma frequently. The skin should look like skin on other areas of the body.
  • Monitor the skin for any prickly rashes that may be a candidal yeast rash1. If you notice a rash, or have any questions, call your doctor or stoma care specialist.


  • Always keep doctors' and stoma care specialists' contact information readily available.
  • Always keep the order number for your child's stoma care product, as well as your local stoma care product supplier's contact information, available.
  • Always carry extra supplies and a change of clothes in your nappy bag.


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