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Bathing and cleaning with CP - advice needed

charlotte18charlotte18 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi my son is 27  he had mild cerspal palsy so he can get about on his own normal life and have good friends he is going to be a best man on 5th june 2017and he will never clean his teeth or get in shower or bath but will go in a swimming pool  just dont know what to do 


  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @charlotte18 welcome to the community, thanks for sharing about your son.

    Does he give you a reason that he doesnt want to shower or bathe? There is some information here about bathing and washing that might help.

    If he will go to the swimming pool, will he shower there? Perhaps before he gets in, he could be encouraged to shower as part of the routine and rules around swimming? 

    Can he physically brush his own teeth? Is it a physical problem or an issue that he doesnt want to brush them? Does he see a dentist? You could get support from them.
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  • AlexW_ScopeAlexW_Scope Scope Posts: 215 Pioneering
    Hi @charlotte18,

    There are some useful links about dental health and CP - hope these are of use!
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