[blindkid] Potty training

B. S. rlsayers at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 14 18:12:20 UTC 2013


Thank you for the ideas and input so far! My husband and I are divorced and unfortunately he wants nothing to do with Hunter, so potty training is solely with mommy. I have debated trying a potty chair with him. I did not use one with my oldest son, but it seems that Hunter would benefit from starting out with one. There is a large closet in our bathroom that we use for storage and there are a few things in it that Hunter loves (like his big brothers scooter.) So doing anything in the bathroom outside of getting in the closet is of no interest to him right now. 


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From: Rita Bloxom <atirjoybear at yahoo.com>
To: "Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)" <blindkid at nfbnet.org> 
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Subject: Re: [blindkid] Potty training


I have successfully toilet trained my toddler who is blind. Our goal was 3 years old although he had had a potty seat for a long time before that. Elmo potty is a great book to keep in the bathroom(it has buttons that make various sound effects). We did snowcaps for rewards. He got one for trying and two for any success. Also we talked a lot about it and he got to switch from a crib to a big boy bed when fully trained.  Finally we just put him in big kid underpants whenever we were home and after a few accidents he started to catch on. Hope one of our methods might be helpful to you. 

Marianne Denning <marianne at denningweb.com> wrote:

>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
>heard.
>
>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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