Almost 4 Year Old Refuses Potty Training

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2017 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, my son is going to be 4 in November and is also special needs. He was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD, oppositional defiant disorder. He also has a little speech delay still. We've tried potty training starting around 2 but he was barely speaking and we found it so hard. Luckily, he's in a special education preschool and they don't require him to be potty trained as well as they do their best to help when he's in school. Its summer now and he's still showing no signs of being compliant. Even changing his pull up is a struggle and he refuses to let us even do that sometimes. He's 50 pounds, super tall and no longer fits the biggest size made for pull-ups. So we have to put him in L/XL Goodnites which are made for much older children but its all that fits comfortably without chaffing. We try to let him go without a diaper or just with underwear and he couldn't care less. He throws a tantrum every time we suggest the toilet. When he wants to he'll take himself to pee on the toilet but thats rare and only when he wants to which isn't at all consistent. Anyone in the same boat? Tips or tricks?

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TLC - posted on 06/26/2017

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Yes. You said that he has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. Has he been evaluated for ASD or Aspergers?

Susanne - posted on 06/20/2017

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My heart goes out to you dear mother, potty training is such a job even when your child has no problems. Personally, I never had to this problem, but I want to offer you support by sharing an article on Eliminating the Stress of Potty Training http://bit.ly/2rKptUX that may be helpful. God bless you, as you show continued love and patience towards your child. Hope this article may be of some help. God bless you.

Sarah - posted on 06/17/2017

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I've also heard about that I'm just trying to find affordable alternatives to DoTerra or however you spell it because they're ridiculously expensive. If you or your friends have any suggestions that would be great. Thanks again for the advice!

Doris - posted on 06/17/2017

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Essential oils might help. Personally I am oiling a lot on my 2 kids and I heard a lot of experiences from other mummies as well. Some essential oils can calm them down. Last week 1 of the mummy was sharing her experience, she also have a special needs child like your condition, she had been oiling him for the past 1yr and there is tremendous improvement. 1st is to calm them down, don't let them feel agitate easily.

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