[blindkid] Potty training

Penny Duffy pennyduffy at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 22:35:09 UTC 2013


my sighted son didn't start standing up till he was 10 lol.    No messes it
was great. :)


On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:19 PM, Marianne Denning
<marianne at denningweb.com>wrote:

> You could certainly take him in the bathroom with you and talk to him
> about while you go.  Worry about teaching him to stand up later.  That
> will come pretty naturally.  You might need to change the purpose of
> the bathroom in his mind.  If you start taking him in now when you or
> your son go it will help him learn.  It will work.  Don't get
> discouraged.  Be patient with yourself and him.
>
> On 11/14/13, B. S. <rlsayers at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: Rita Bloxom <atirjoybear at yahoo.com>
> > To: "Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children)"
> > <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:27 AM
> > 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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> >>
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> >>Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
> >>Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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