• shareIcon

How to potty train children with autism?

Tips for Parent By Dr Poonam Sachdev , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Feb 06, 2013
How to potty train children with autism?

Most children even with autism can be trained to use the toilet. Here are a few tips to smoothen the process of potty training:

  • If your child is resistant to potty training and "no" is the automatic response to every request refrain from training for some time.
  • Ensure that your child wear clothes that are easy to remove such as pants with elastic waistbands or easy-to-open fasteners (such as Velcro).
  • Make potty time fun time. You can do so by getting a new potty seat, letting him take a toy to the washroom.
  • Your child should feel comfortable and safe in the wash room. For this purpose have stable seat on the toilet, the washroom should be well lighted and the floor should be dry.
  • If your child does not reach the toilet seat place a small step stool to help him or her reach the toilet bowl to sit.
  • Teach and help your child to clean themselves. Instruct your child to flush the toilet after use.

 

Disclaimer

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK