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Watch the Videos

We have created a series of 19 videos which cover a range of topics including routine care of a gastrostomy button, managing common problems and advice and tips from families.

Some of these videos will be helpful to watch when you are referred to the surgical feeding team for a gastrostomy (e.g. introductory videos). Some of the videos will be most helpful around the time of surgery (e.g. routine care of a gastrostomy), and some might be most helpful to you once you’ve been caring for your child at home for a few months or longer (e.g. changing a button, blended diet).

There are also some links to videos made by other organisations which you might find helpful.

All the videos can be played in sequence using the following link:


Introductory videos


Advice and tips from families


About the surgery & different devices


Routine care




Changing a button


Blended diet


Other videos you might find helpful:

  1. Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust have a series of videos on Youtube on caring for a gastrostomy. The videos show a balloon-retained tube, rather than a gastrostomy button like in the videos above.


  2. A couple of videos were created in Scotland on gastrostomy care by the charity WWCIH that you find helpful:  


3. There are a few videos here for managing common problems with PEG tubes:

Y end on your Corflo PEG tube has broken:   

Change of Freka PEG end:

Blocked tube: