Supporting people with Cri du Chat Syndrome and their families



As they have weaker muscles, many children with CdCS will suffer from constipation.

There are a range of treatments available, including:

  • Suppositories (for small children)
  • Lactulose
  • Movicol
  • Senokot

Toilet Training

Most children with CdCS will take longer to learn to use the toilet. As your child develops, you may be able to speak to a specialist continence nurse to get advice on toilet training.

Once over a certain age, you can get free nappies for your child; speak to your continence nurse to arrange it.

There is lots of help and information on toilet training available from ERIC, the children’s bowel and bladder charity, on their website, or you can call their helpline on 0845 370 8008.