My two year old was just diagnosed with autism a few weeks ago and is severely delayed in speech, fine and motor skills. He functions at the age of a 12 month old. From the age of 1 yrs, when he has learned to reach into his diaper he has been eating his own poop. Recently it seems to happen a lot more often and we need to just keep watching bc his BM's are always irrregular. Is there something we can do to stop this, or any ideas to prevent this???Answer Question
Answer by But_Mommie at 8:26 PM on May. 23, 2011
how does he do it? unfasten his diaper....go in from the top or leg hole? if he's unfastening his diaper you could do what i do for my kids when they're babies and figure out that trick.....i put them in a onesie all the time. if he's going in from the leg hole i don't really have any suggestions other than keep him in pants or long shorts. i don't have any experience with autistic kids so i don't have any suggestions for discipline...sorry.
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:30 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by smurfyangel at 8:36 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by GoodyBrook at 12:24 AM on May. 24, 2011
I agree with trying to redirect. Pudding finger painting or eatable play dough. Try a social story with pictures followed by an appropriate activity that is squishy.
Answer by But_Mommie at 2:43 PM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:51 PM on May. 25, 2011