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Potting Training

Potting Training

My son is 5 1/2 years old and still is not fully potty trained. Every now and then he will use the toilet to go pee but not all the time. His peditrician says that by Grade 1 he will be fully potty trained and I feel that will not happen. He will be starting Grade 1 in September of this year and we are already at the beginning of August. I have tried pull-ups and underwear on him and also him going commando with no success. I am feeling very frustrated with his lack of awareness to going to the… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

we started to potty train our son when he turned three because he started to pull on his pamper and dug a little hole in the front of his pamper as well. Anyway, I was off work for the summer so I tried to get this potty training on a roll! We tried pull ups, underwear, commando and pee on the cheerio! I found a videotape at a yard sale, we viewed it together and it explained the whole process and it had a catchy song: everybody has to potty...potty...everybody has to potty...potty! I can't remember the name of the tape, but anyway we did this cosistently for three months I was off work, my husband would take him in the bathroom with him so he could see what to do and when I started to take him to preschool at 3 1/2 years of age by the time he reached 4 years old and some months he was fully potty trained!!! We were all excited!! It will come for your son too! Don't give up!!! Just keep encouraging him and celebrate every moment!! I hope this will help! : )

posted about 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was almost potty trained at 2.5 years and then he regressed. It took me a year to realize that the doctor had added a drug for his lungs at the same time. I talked to the doctor about the possibility that it could be the problem. He decided 'You never know' so he switched the med and within 24 hours he was totally potty trained. So is there any meds that could be causing problems?

I know later I was giving him a fish oil supplement formulated for children. He became incontinent so again I went to his allergy/asthma dr. The doctor started questioning me on what was new and then he looked at the ingredients in the supplement. He found it had rosemary and thyme. He said some kids react that way to those herbs.

So I suggest you might want to look at anything that might be affecting his ability.

posted about 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Have you made a game when he go's to the restroom next time use fruit loops that's how toilet trained my son. He just loved it he's 10 now he was trained at the age of 2 in a half

posted over 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

With kids who don't seem to be aware of being wet/soiled, I begin using a board with picture symbols and have them tell me (by selecting the picture symbol) that they are "wet", "dry" or "dirty" when they are taken to the bathroom (just to increase awareness and build vocabulary). For some kids, scheduling potty breaks is the most important factor. While they may not be aware of what their body is doing all of the time, they CAN learn to stay dry/clean and void when regularly taken to the bathroom. If you can record when your child voids (on the toilet or you'll have to do regular pull-up checks)for a week or two, you will have some idea if he/she voids at about the same times everyday which will help you plan a potty schedule. You will need to keep track of fluid intake and meals to figure out when to toilet, also. There are some really helpful books about toilet training kids w/ASD- I lent mine to another family so I can't give you the title. Good luck!

posted about 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My Aspie was not fully potty trained until she was 7.5 yrs. She was living w her bio mom who always said she could not be trained. When her father and I got custody we took to PT her (we had tried over weekends or vacations when we had her, so we knew results would be favorable). She had been in pull ups since age 3. We had tried to stick w the pull ups but we were not having luck. We were at our last straw. I took her to the store and had her pick out her favorite pack of pull ups. I purchased them then let her know that would be her last pack. She fought and threw fits until that pack was gone. I took her to get big girl undies. She continued to have accidents in her undies for 6 months. Our dr recommended we have her wash her undies in the sink. She did that for aprox 3 months and hasnt had an accident free for 1 year now (except for a stomach flu bought)

posted about 9 years ago
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