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I Have A Five Year Old PDD-NOS Who Is Still Wearing Pull-ups, Any Advice On How To Get Him To Use The Potty Independently?

I Have A Five Year Old PDD-NOS Who Is Still Wearing Pull-ups, Any Advice On How To Get Him To Use The Potty Independently?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I have sixteen year old girl, I clearly remember those days. I did eveything under the sun to potty train her. One day when she was six I walk in the bathroom and there she was on the toilet just like she had been doing it for years. What I realized with Destinie is if something dont have meaning to her she wont do it. So for whatever reason that day she decided to go I'll never know....

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We have a 5 year old son on the Autistic spectrum and we have been working on it and all I can say is consistency, consistency. We have him wear boxer shorts during the day and take him to the potty about every 20min. We have him pull his boxers down, than sit on the toilet and regardless if he goes or not, we tell him great job!!!! Than we have him pull his boxers back up, help him wash hands than dry them. At night he wears a pull up. There will be accidents through out the day but that is all part of it. We hope he will understand over time. Good Luck!!

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Same here , my son wore them to bed until he was seven,then one day he decided it had been long enough...

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was still in Pull Ups when he was 6 and I think he just wanted to control when he was going to start using the toilet. I talked to him about it a couple times before his 7th birthday thinking to myself that he has to be out of Pull Ups when he is 7! I asked him how old he would be when he would start using the toilet. He said "seven". I said, so on your 7th birthday, you will start using the toilet? He said, "yep". I put him in underwear on his 7th birthday, his big day, and he started using the toilet that very day and has ever since. It was the oddest thing, but I think for my son, it was a control issue - he wanted it to be his decision, not mine.

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Dealing with the same issues with out 4 year old with PDD-NOS. For him, it's a sensory issue. He will go pee in the potty IF he is naked. But if you put ANY clothes, diaper, undies, or pull up on him, he will go in it. Of course he can't run around naked at school so we are still struggling. At home if he needs to have a BM and is naked, he asks for a diaper, so I know he knows when he is going. But the one time I tried to take him to the bathroom instead, he wouldn't go - AT ALL - then got constipated for 2 days. :( I keep hoping it will just come one day, like going pee did. He finally just sat on the potty before a bath one day and went pee. So now we just wait, which is frustrating as he starts a new preschool in the fall and needs to be potty trained. Of course, he doesn't dress himself either so that is yet another challenge!

posted over 7 years ago
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