Jessica - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
My daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome when she was 6 weeks old. Since then there has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. But I thank God every day that we were blessed with my little Caitlyn.
My question for any mom's out there with a child with Down Syndrome, how the heck did you potty train your child??? Caitlyn is 4 now, and still doesn't use the potty. We tried putting her on a toddler potty and the big potty but nothing works. I've tried pull-ups, so she can feel the wet sensation, I've tried having her go every 10 minutes, I've tried putting her in the bathroom with her potty trained cousin, to show her that it's a good thing to use the potty, I've used a reward system, marshmallows, I've even tried just putting panties on her and letting her wet herself to encourage her to use the potty and she won't be wet. So far nothing works, she requests her pull-ups and doesn't want anything to do with her panties. She will tell us after she went that she wants to potty, or a new pullup.
So I am at a loss, and need all the help I can get. Any suggestions would be wonderful, as I will try just about anything at this point!
Thanks so much,