Potty Training

by Alana
(Calagry, Alberta,Canada)

potty training in front of the tv

potty training in front of the tv

My husband and I have been trying to potty train our triplets for the past month. 2 have got the concept down but one of our boys was but now he is having tantrums anytime he has to go. He will hold his bladder for many hours in a day but when it comes to sitting on the potty and releasing he seems to be unable to do it and will pee in his underwear minutes later. By the looks of this site it looks like he has maybe a emotional or Internal Regulation. We do not understand why he seems to be having such a problem where his brother and sister have it all figured out.


Any suggestions we are trying to react the same with each of our children and not compare the three of them as we know they are all individuals. But we are becoming frustrated and he is very frustrated because he sees his siblings getting treat for producing in the potty and he dose not get these rewards as there is nothing in the potty.

Frustrated parents

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Sep 07, 2009
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by: Anonymous

Sure would like to read about what worked for you! When we got started with potty training I thought that I would be OK since I have worked with Autistic toddlers and potty training was part of the package as the children needed to be trained before kindergarten. I guess this is a wake up call for me that there is still way more for me to learn. Way to go with your son! I admire you.

As fulfilling as it is to have a child with special needs it is a challenge. Similar to that of raising 3 children of the same age. I am not trying to compare but as I have worked in the field for many years I can see how it has helped me cope in many situations I have faced in the last couple years. You are a good parent so keep it up!

Sep 07, 2009
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by: Jane R.

Always have a potty party! That is the biggest motivator!!! and again I potty trained my autistic son at 5 for BM and have my own Technique! Let me know if you need it, it just may work for your son...who knows!!!!!!!!

Jane R.


Sep 07, 2009
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by: Anonymous

Thank you.

You have been very helpful and encouraging. My children are 22 months and are walking down stair independently (50% of the time). I think we have been fighting ourselves from believing that maybe he does have to wait a bit. Encouraging though this afternoon we thought we would try to put him back into waterproof training pants and see if that would relieve any of his anxiety and help him feel more confident that he will not make a mess if he has a accident. It worked!!! He peed in the potty right before bed!!!!!!! We were so exited even his sister praised him for the pee by jumping up and down. The look on his face was beautiful as he had the biggest smile we have seen in weeks.

I am open to any suggestions so just fire them at me!

Thanks

Sep 07, 2009
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by: Anonymous

May I ask... How old are they? Sometimes one child needs to have it started at a later time....

Rewards is definitely the way to go! My autistic son would not go BM until much later 5 yrs old. but peepee yes at 4 yrs old. ( I tried at 2 yrs old without success) The pediatric scale or something of that sort says if your child can walk down the stairs separating feet and not holding on to the rail it means they are ready.....

I guess it is a milestone they must reach...

Good luck!

My autistic/spd kid just got circumcised and did a fantastic job!!!!!!

Keep giving him positive praise! This is key!




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by: Anonymous

Well the first thing i would say is to make sure to give him rewards just for trying. He seems to be having a harder time with it, so any effort should be rewarded. If anything you should try to build his confidence the most with lots of enthusiasm anytime his does something like even sit on the potty.

In the big picture of life, he is still just a baby. Give him time and lots of encouragement.

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