trying to help my autistic nephew to bm on toilet

Debbie - posted on 04/01/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my nephew is 4 years old and will not bm on the toilet. he constantly wants pull ups on. if we put a pull up on him he will poop but if we refuse and try to use the toilet he holds it for weeks and makes himself unwell. its not the toilet hes afraid of its the bm he is afraid of xxx

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/01/2015

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Not unusual. Autism requires a different level of connection. Patience is the key, and consistency. It cannot be traumatic for him, or he'll never do it. Have your relatives ask his doctor for ways to help him understand the need to use the toilet, and for strategies to use.

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