How old was your ADHD child when he or she was potty trained??

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Jackie - posted on 08/01/2009

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My daughter will be turning 8 next week and she still wets her pants during the day and the bed at night. She's been checked to make sure it's not an overactive bladder. Her psychiatrist told me that it's a biproduct of her ADHD. She gets distracted on her way to the bathroom or she gets so wrapped up in what she's doing that she forgets to go and when it's to late she goes.

Anne - posted on 07/28/2009

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Both of them at 4. Because ADD kids are so smart, they often ignore things that aren't important to them:) isn't that special. Be supportive and not pushy and maybe find a goal to inspire your child. Good luck and you are not alone!!!

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Emily - posted on 11/19/2013

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We started with my daughter when she was about 2 1/2, she was the one who started, told me she wantedIt went really well for the first couple of months, she would identify when she felt the need to use the potty, and was always so proud of herself when the job was done. Then one day she just decided that she no longer wanted anything more to do with any potty. Starting having "accidents" of both kinds. Tried everything I could think of the persuade her to try using the potty again, nothing was working, then I saw the sticker calendar. It was from chapters, I think, and each day had it's own page, and every time she went inthe potty, she got to get out her book, pick out a sticker (1 sticker for pee, 2 stickers for poop). Well, she must have been in the right one frame, because it worked like a charm! Up until she was 5, got bronchitis and an ear infection as well as the flu. Ended up I hospital getting antibiotics intervieniacly, which created a whole new set of problems.

Sandra - posted on 11/16/2013

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My son was 2 and he did very good until he turned 3 he just started to pee and poop every where in my house especially his room and it has been on and off battle for 3 yrs now

Jenny - posted on 08/04/2009

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Sean was potty trained for number 1 very early, but it took much longer for number 2 ;), @5 yrs old. he was scared to do so in the toilets.

Mari - posted on 08/03/2009

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My son was a little over 2. But had to wear a pull up at night till he was 5. Good luck!

Brandi - posted on 08/03/2009

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I think I had it licked by the age of 2 but I can't remember that was 11 years ago! LOL

Adrienne - posted on 08/03/2009

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My son was 3 years old when he mastered potty trainning. I will tell you I had to use a little thing called potty candy and i had to take away diapers and pull ups completly. He walked around in nothing but underwear for 2 weeks but it worked.

Tammy - posted on 08/03/2009

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I started potty training my son at 15 mos or so..right...well he didn't get it till he was almost 5,I tried everything.I agree with alot of the people here, it's not that he didn't get it, he just had better things to do.LOL MOM would clean him up !!HE was scared of the toilet too, so at 4 he was still sitting on a potty chair.(no good to small) Finally I told him that's it no school, no way I would let him go and have new friends and get to play and learn about trains and cars and firemen when he couldn't go potty by himself .. LOL well he went that day in the big potty and we have never looked back.Now he is almost 7 and reading is our big hurdle now . BUT we have worked all summer on a phonics program and he is mastering it !!!! A.D.D and A.D.H.D Kids I love em . they think compeletly different then other kids,And with the right amount of meds and rules, they can do anything!!!! but don't be to harsh on the potty training, your child will get it!!! and please don't listen to anyone who says if they are not trained but 2 your a bad mom(my sister said that to me )YOU KNOW what your doing !!! Good Luck !!!!

Beth - posted on 08/02/2009

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My son was somewhere between 2 and 3 during the day, but about 7 for night training. His newest behaviorist said that has to do with his sleep pattern (tossing & turning & not getting good rest) & his ADHD.

Shauna - posted on 08/02/2009

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My son was 1 1/2 - 2yrs. old. I'm told that is very early. My other son was 3yrs. old.

RAQUEL - posted on 08/02/2009

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My son was 3 years old. We started at 2 years old but not fully trained until he was 3.

April - posted on 08/02/2009

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My son was three, and was much easier than my daughter. Once he was in the big boy pants, he never had accidents or wet the bed.

Heidi - posted on 08/01/2009

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My daughter was fully potty trained by 2.5 years, My son who has autism & adhd was 4 years old before it clicked, My 4 year old daughter was 3 years old when she was fully potty trained but she still has an accident still maybe once a week. My youngest daughter is 20 months and shows no interest at all.

Angie - posted on 08/01/2009

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Kody was day trained by 4 and night trained for the most part at 5. He had accidents at nighttime until he was around 7. Each child is different, and yes, adhd does play a major role in toilet training!

Tanya - posted on 08/01/2009

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My Daughter was 1 1/2 when I started. She got the peeing part down ok but when it came to pooping, She just could'nt get it. She would do great on both and then go back to pooping in her pants. I tried everything I could to break her. Finally after trying and trying she would sit on the toilet with a book and do her buisness. I have a second child who is not ADHD and I had no problems with her.

Tina - posted on 08/01/2009

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my now nine year old with adhd was around 5 when he was completly potty trained and my now 7 year old who also has adhd was completly potty trained at around 4 years old

Beth - posted on 08/01/2009

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My son was potty trained by age three, except for at night. By the time he was completely diaper free he was four.

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My son was 4 and still had issues after that for about 6 months. He has asperger's syndrome and adhd. My daughter was 3.

April - posted on 08/01/2009

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I was very lucky. My son was potty trained completely by his 2nd birthday. I can't take credit for it though. He actually potty trained himself. He wore cloth diapers so he could feel the wetness. On top of that he wanted to use the bathroom like Daddy. He was so easy. Thank goodness we have never had to look back.

Angie - posted on 08/01/2009

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My son was 3 when he was potty trained. I was not easy, but had to be done for preschool.

Rachel - posted on 08/01/2009

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My daughter was around three when i first got her to wee in a toilet and i just had to hold her there until she done it as she would hold on until i put a nappy on her.Very determined and frightened until she saw that nothing happened when she done it,she was actually really happy when she done it.She has ADHD and she is 10 in November,hope this helps.

Sara - posted on 07/31/2009

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My son we his pants every day until he way 8 yrs old. I brought him to Dr.'s and tried many different meds and nothing seemed to work. One day he was dry and now he only has accidents about once every 3 months or so. And that is usually because he is too busy playing to go to the potty. And he is 10. I was so frustrated with him, yelling every day because of this. I hope no one else ever has to go through that. 2yrs later and kids still tease him because of it. I asked him if he wanted to change schools this year so he would not know anyone that he knew 2 yrs ago and he said yes!

Ruthellen - posted on 07/31/2009

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I was very lucky my son trained himself at a year and a half, in one day. I came home and he said "look momma I can do it!!!" Children with ADHD are very smart, their minds just do things differently than the rest of us. Make it interesting for your child and quick placed, also set a routin and stick to it children with ADHD will thrive if you so this.

Charleen - posted on 07/31/2009

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Well I started trying to train my oldest when she was 2 but it wasn't until her younger sibling came along that she finally was trained. The younger one was trained in less than a month and then the oldest finally decided that it was time to do what was already being done by the younger one. So the youngest was only a 1 1/2 when the oldest was right at 4 before she learned.

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my son was just over 3 years old he was starting nursery, he is now 5 and sometimes still needs support to wipe properley, wash hands and flush chain, he can do it by himself most of the time but when he is a busy bee he forgets

Kathie - posted on 07/31/2009

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My son was almost 4. He had issues with toilet training especially with bowel movements. It's about giving up some control and sometimes that's hard for some kids with ADHD.

Aly - posted on 07/31/2009

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He was potty trained for the 2nd time @ 2. I had him trained night and day @ 18 months before the arrival of my daughter and then he regressed. No one ever told me that would likely happen.

Tonya - posted on 07/30/2009

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My daughter was 2. We trained her over a long weekend. We put a potty upstairs and downstairs and put panties on her the entire weekend. By monday she was trained and was never a bedwetter. Like someone mentioned they will be trained eventually and in their time.

Terry - posted on 07/30/2009

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My daughter was potty trained at three during the day and around four and a half at night. She was really good, I didn't have too many problems out of her. Every child is differrent and some seem to take more time then other's. I've been told that adhd med's slow down the maturity of their bladders. Thats why a lot of them have accidents.

Renae - posted on 07/30/2009

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Both of my teenagers have ADHD. My son was 3 when he was potty trained. My daughter was trained to go pee on toilet at 3, but, it took another year to get her to have a bowel movement on the toilet. I was so relieved when she finally achieved this. I have learned that children will not potty train until they're good and ready.

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My son was 26mnths when he was daytime potty trained and just a month or so after that 100% potty trained

Tracy - posted on 07/30/2009

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My son was day time trained at 49 months. He had worn every character underwear there was and trained the day his underwear looked just like his Dad's. We did a Malem bedwetting alarm program and it worked like a charm -- just before his 10th birthday. It will happen for you and your child, though not necessarily on your time table.

Galadriel - posted on 07/30/2009

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My dd was 3 years, but we have issues with encopresis from her ODD even now at 7

DEANA - posted on 07/29/2009

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I HAVE A DAUGHTER WITH ADHD AND SHE WAS POTTY TRAINED AT 2. AND I HAVE A SON WITH ADD. HE WAS POTTY TRAINED AT 3 AND A HALF.

Gwen - posted on 07/29/2009

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Actually he trained pretty much on time. He was fairly well potty trained by the time he was about 2 1/2. He saw the other kids at day care group going and wanted to do so.. so we just let him go ahead.!

Sarah - posted on 07/29/2009

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My son was potty trained by 3 he really wanted to go to school so that was his goal!

Christine - posted on 07/29/2009

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my son was 2 1/2 very early! he then regressed and had issues untill he was 5 with bedtime wetting.

Astridia - posted on 07/29/2009

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my son was COMPLETELY potty trained at 3 then reverted after a trip 2 his dad's 4 visit so had 2 start all over & then completed at around age 5...he is 8 & still has few accidents--it's hard especially when he has other issues.

Eve - posted on 07/29/2009

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My son was daytime potty trained by around 3 and fully trained by 4. I tried when he was younger, like around 2 and it just didn't work.

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