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A food-free Christmas

This week we have our first guest post, from a dad who is getting used to having a son who is tube-fed. Here he tells us about the impact that has had on Christmas and the positive changes that they have made as a result. * * * * Christmas! What an amazing time of year! There are so many things that make us think "Christmas is here!", things such as mince pies, candles, mulled wine, Starbucks Christmas Coffees, pigs in blankets, Christmas trees, roast turkey, stockings, selection boxes, carols, Christmas pudding, nativity plays, chocolate advent calendars, Terry's chocolate orange. There's not much left once you've omitted all the edible elements is there? As a man who loves to eat and...

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Meet the great small businesses selling tube feeding and disability products

Since starting TubieeGo we have met a whole tribe of UK-based small businesses who are working hard to create high quality products for people with disabilities.   We thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of the wonderful people we have met.  They are all people who are, quite frankly, inspiring!  They have all found solutions for a frustrating problem and have then gone on to build businesses to bring this solution to other people too.  Their businesses have all been born out of a personal journey or connection with disability which means that they genuinely care about your situation.  And the icing on the cake is that they all produce high quality products and they do a little...

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Are you ready for winter?

Last year we learnt that winter can be an interesting time when you have additional medical needs to contend with.  Our winter period started in November and continued until April and consisted of chest infections, tummy bugs, PEG site infections and various hospital admissions.  It was a bit of a non-stop rollercoaster. This year we're approaching 'winter' with a touch of trepidation!  However, we're fattening up our little dude (literally) and I have experience and plans in place which will hopefully see us through.  Here are some of the things that we're doing, which I thought I would share in case they were helpful for anyone else feeling nervous about the months ahead. 1.  If you are a carer then...

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Bag adaptation service

One of our favourite aspects of TubieeGo is our bag adaptation service (previously known as our bespoke service). Giving people complete choice in what their feed bag looks like has been really rewarding. Here are suggestions on what makes a great tube feeding bag for children or adults and some examples of the adaptations we've done.

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Help with Nasogastric Tube Feeding and NG Tubes

In this blog post, we discuss issues you may encounter whilst nasogastric tube feeding and some potential solutions. Nasogastric tube feeding is where a feeding tube goes down through your nose and into your stomach. NG tubes can be really uncomfortable to insert and awkward to live with but a lifeline nonetheless.

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