Poopy training

Annette - posted on 06/03/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




We have an autistic 3 year old that will wee on the potty but will only poop on the grass, any suggesttions.


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Pamela - posted on 06/22/2010




my Son is 2.5 but is the same we are wee trained but not poo. every time I see him poop I run him to the potty and say where does poop go ?? on the potty .. if he finishes his poo on the potty he say ohh look poops and he gets a stamp
Every time I need to go.. I jump up and down excitingly and go OOOOOhh Cameron Mummy needs to go poo where do I go and he will run with me to the toilet and he waits and then we jump up and down and say YAHH mummy pooped in the toilet !!! will it work Im not sure heheh but I will keep you posted

Alicia - posted on 06/21/2010




You may want to find some very prefered toys or treats and offer to let him play with them when and only when he goes in the toilet. Also try changing all his poopy diapers in the bathroom so he associates it with that room. I love the grass in the toilet idea. Let him help you put it in there. I'm in the process of training my three year old and these are the suggestions I've gotten. Also our son loves to flush the toilet so we only let him do it if he has succesfully used it, not just when he tries. Good luck to us both :)

Cheryl - posted on 06/21/2010




sounds like you have some good advice and the only thing I can ad is that my almost 4 yr old son w/autism is also not poppy trained but, we take him in with us adults when we do our bm's and keep it simple,mommys doing poppy in the potty! it's ok, and play oh it's stinky! .they do learn from imatation. try it it might take some time but my Abraham is at last trying to sit on the toilet even if he doesnt have to go..good luck

Amber - posted on 06/21/2010




I don't have any ideas lol. But your not alone! We are going threw the exact same thing with my 3 year old son who has pdd-nos. I really don't think he gets it's suppose to go in there. So I showed him by putting the poop from his diaper in the potty... big mistake now he always wants to put it in the potty from the diaper and will tell me "stink goes in the potty" If you find something that works please let me know!

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Well, the dogs are doing it, so it only makes sense. When I explained to my son about "putting poop in the potty" he thought I meant with his hands. Think super literal here.

I would make a big sign of the dog pooping in the yard and one of the boy pooping in the potty. You can try the Everyone Poops book, though it moght be too much information.

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