[blindkid] Potty training

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Thu Nov 14 15:55:48 UTC 2013

Different children are ready at different ages.  I am blind and raised
3 sighted sons.  I would begin by sitting him on the potty chair first
thing each morning.  Your husband can take him in the bathroom and let
him hear him go to the bathroom.  He should discuss it with him.
Going to the bathroom is not visual.  It can easily be described and

On 11/14/13, B. S. <rlsayers at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone. I wanted to reach out and see if anyone has any tips for
> potty training a blind toddler. My son Hunter is 14 months old and is
> showing signs that it is time to start potty training, but I am having a
> hard time finding ways to get him interested. With my oldest son, who is
> sighted, I realize that the bulk of potty training was very visual. He was
> fully potty trained by 18 months. With Hunter, there just seems to be no
> interest. So, any advice and/or ideas will be warmly received and
> appreciated. We live in a rural area of Indiana and unfortunately, there is
> nothing available to us as far as assistance.
> Thank you to everyone in advance.
> Rebecca
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053

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