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Potty training an autistic boy

My son is 4 and I am going to try potty training again. We have tried sitting him on the potty when he wakes up dry but he just cries and holds it and asked for the diaper. Would it be better to get him one of those kid Potts? What has everyone else found that is successful?

  • Ivy
    Jan 16, 2019

    My son is HFA and was potty trained a year ago (before we had him diagnosed). After doing great, he really began regressing and would refuse to pee first thing in the morning and would wet himself while eating breakfast or wherever. Soooo frustrating because I knew he was holding it in!!! Eventually I had to do bribery with a sticker chart and treats. A month later, he got off the reward system, but still occasionally pees on the bathroom floor because he doesn’t make it on time. We talk about how he should pee right away (sing Daniel Tiger’s potty song) and I make him mop his pee up, then I finish cleaning it.

  • Ivy
    Jan 16, 2019

    We also have a baby doll and we “change” it’s diaper. I tell him diapers are for the little babies and he’s a big boy now, so he needs to use the toilet. That helped him ditch the diaper idea