Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyAutismTeam
Real members of MyAutismTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

At What Age Did You Child Start To Use The Bathroom?

At What Age Did You Child Start To Use The Bathroom?

I know its still early Hunter is only (30 months), but I have had some resources already saying that come october (when he is 3) they will be buying all our diapers. (lol dont get me wrong that is awesome, but makes me question how far he is away from the average child with ASD from being potty trained)
He shows no interest in the toilet other then flushing it. I have sat him on it a few times but he does not like it one bit.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My advice would be to not frustrate yourself or your child if he is not ready. Being ready is not determined by age, but rather by a number of clues and actions you can observe in his behaviour. To learn more about how to go through the toilet training process and how to recognize when your child is ready, check out this free downloadable resource created specifically for toilet training a child on the Autism Spectrum. http://autismbeacon.com/topics/article/toilet_t...

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was not reliably potty trained until age 4, when his 2 year old sister passed him by in that realm. That seemed to motivate him to do his #2 in the potty!

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Where did you find somewhere to buy your diapers? I need that!

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My 7 year old son is still in diapers. We work (as well as his ABA therapists) everyday on his toiling skills. After a few years of trying he finally will go every once in awhile. He still won't have a BM on the toilet and instead prefers to decorate the house with it...he is quite a finger painting artist! :-). Good luck and be patient. Luckily, Medicaid pays for his diapers and wipes.

posted over 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My Robert, who is considered high functioning, but borderline intelligence and ASD was still having bowel movements in his pants and on the bathroom floor until about 2 years ago. he is now 16.

posted over 9 years ago
Already a Member? Log in
MyAutismTeam My autism Team

Thank you for signing up.

close