I have a daughter who is 16 yrs old, has Cerebral Palsy and in a wheelchair. She is acting like she is ready to potty break, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. Does anyone have any ideas. Please Help!!!

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Sharon - posted on 03/11/2009

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I'm not sure, my 8yr old son generally has all of his b.m.'s on the toilet, because we sit him there. he urinates in his diaper, and talks some what, wish I could get him out of the diapers because I'm tired of buying them. He's in youth diapers now which we order through the mail. So costly!

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Michelle - posted on 03/15/2009

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I have a daughter who is 17 and about a year ago I just started to take her to the potty ever 2-3 hours. I just let her sit on the toliet for a few min..and sometimes she'll go but I believe it's just her body reaction but i still do it everyday no matter where we are. School also does it. The doctors had told me years ago she not anywhere near ready but I visited a group home where I did some research for myself and saw that the kids there were very very low functioning and they were potty-trained. So if u believe u child can do it do not let any one else tell u other wise. Best of Luck!

Angie - posted on 03/12/2009

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Thank you! My daughter Desaree tells me she has pottied, when it is all over, But I don't think she will ever be able to get out of the diapers. It makes it hard also, because she's in a wheelchair as well and she's not getting any lighter. She's only about 85 pounds right now and the doctors tell us to thank God that she hasn't growen fast. I would love to meet some mom's with children with special needs, just to have someone to talk to. Is it alright if I add you to my list of friends? 

Karole - posted on 03/10/2009

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I actually don't have an answer for you on this one, but... I have a daughter who is 16 with CP as well.  She has been able to have some conscious control over her bowels and bladder but not enough for using a toilet - plus her cp is so involved that I truly do not believe I could get her to the toilet in time.  She doesn't mind the diapers either which is a plus.



Anyway...good luck!

Karole - posted on 03/10/2009

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I actually don't have an answer for you on this one, but... I have a daughter who is 16 with CP as well.  She has been able to have some conscious control over her bowels and bladder but not enough for using a toilet - plus her cp is so involved that I truly do not believe I could get her to the toilet in time.  She doesn't mind the diapers either which is a plus.



Anyway...good luck!

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