Potty Training: Information, Advice, & Support from Moms Like You!
Potty training. Every mom has to deal with it. But when your child is ASD, you face unique challenges, and need support from people who really understand.
Moms in this group are here to help!
You can start right here by reading these 8 favorite tips shared by moms just like you, then scroll down for even more information and advice!
- Don’t stress or force it. Your child will pick up on your stress and resist using the toilet.
- Use routine to your advantage. For a child who thrives on schedules, add regularly timed potty visits to their daily routine. For example, sit them on the toilet every 30 minutes or hour (or gradually add in more trips to the bathroom over a few days).
- Pay attention to sensory details and adjust as necessary. Sometimes changing the lighting, toilet paper, or the location of a potty can help.
- Get a bathroom buddy. Having another sibling potty train at the same time helps many learn to use the toilet. And don't forget to let your child know each time you’re going to use the bathroom.
- Celebrate. Don’t forget to focus on each victory. Whether it’s staying dry for a few hours or letting you know when they need to go to the bathroom. It’s not just about going on the toilet, but also the positive reinforcement along the way.
- Use rewards. This doesn’t work for everyone, but some kids are motivated by sticker charts, toys, or high fives. Find out what motivates your child and keep a hearty supply handy.
- Be patient.
- Don’t give up!
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