Wetting himself again...

Emma - posted on 11/30/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 4 year old son who has autism has recently started wetting himself again after being dry day and night for maybe a year.
Basically one of his obessions is watchings darts on tv and has been one of his longest running obesessions next to colouring in.

Recently its got to a point where he does not want to miss a single second of the darts thats hes watching so instead of going toilet he just keeps wetting himself.

Has anyone else been in a similar situation and how do you tackle this?
its driving me mad, and im running out of washing powder lol :)

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Bec - posted on 01/09/2012

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pull ups are good as like underware but nappies too you could use them for say inside and going out and let him go nude outside back yard so he has the visual thing when wets help him make more of a connection to phsical signs of his body telling him he needs to wee but he will get it just patience really I grew out of it I think when I was five maybe five half and my son had his sensory thing after toilet trainning he stopped after say three to six months. everyone is different. oh and the more focus the more it happens I found and then i started maken up stories about why i wet white lies must have drove poor mum mad!! my son drove me a bit mad as he was wetting in secret parts of the house on the carpet and you would not find it straight away and even when did smeel it took a bit to actually find it. ended up ripping up all the carpet in house and had him help so he could see the problem without heaps of drama and he stopped a while after as you could see the wee on floor boards he also went through a thing where3 he would go to the toilet but go on the floor and or in the toilet brush holder thing drove me mad. could be both a sensory thing and engrossed in actiity thig maybe could get ideas off an occ therapist who specialises in sencory profiling and autisum spectrum disorders to help you correct his ways without to much hassel for him and you

Bec - posted on 01/09/2012

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I dont think i have revealed so much about myself like im about to but yeah im aspie and as a kid i wet myself getting engrossed in play like tree climbing or playing with my pets or like you say colouring in. it drove everyone mad but me I thought whats the big deal you just change at a later time oh and I made up obvious excuses when i got older say five onwards I am the parent to a aspie adhd boy who is 12 and he never really wet his pants apart from the odd thing every one has but he did have a sensory thing where he would wee on the floor and thisd happened after being toilet trainned. had to rip up 1000's dollars of carpet lol!! he grew out of it and so did i. we never had a poo problem though. oh im over 30 and dont wet my pants lol he should grow out of it

Janet - posted on 12/01/2011

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I have this same issue with my daughter, but with poop! LOL I posted it a while ago here: http://www.circleofmoms.com/autismasperg...

The suggestion seems to work for the most part. We work with motivators here, so its not something new for us. If she wants to get back to what she's doing, she sits and has a poop! If not, we don't do that activity that she wants to do! Its hard to ignore when mommy takes the game/movie/show and hits pause or turns it off, clutching the remote as incentive. Once they pee or poop (or wait 10 minutes as they try) then they can go back to the activity.

Good luck!

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