May 9, 2010

potty training

I thought I would send a quick blog about Nolan Potty Training.  He has been training since mid April and is doing well.  We've had a few accidents--but nothing major.  He is even asking to use the potty sometimes at home and at school. 

We discovered that he liked the feeling of the pull up against his parts & we think it sent a signal to go.  Almost as soon as we "cold turkeyed" the pull ups he didn't have a BM everyday (or several times a day for that matter) or didn't urinate frequently.  We went "commando" for a while & he was good and then we tried to use underware and the accidents started--so we went back to commando and then we were given a suggestion of using boxers and those did the trick--so boxers it is.

I mean don't get me wrong he still has mistakes--matter of fact he had one while I'm writing this.  He doesn't really have a pattern yet--but we have seen him go about to 3 hours without going or he will start going and then stop & restart.   You know what tho' I'll take the few accidents over having him in a pull up.  I never thought he would train---I seriously thought he would be in high school still in a pull up--so good for him.  I think by the end of summer he will be good to go & thank GOD because kindergarten starts in September and that was one of my biggest worries about him starting kindergarten.

Thanks to everyone who is a follower of mine and being patient with my few and far between blogs.  Hopefully they can pick up soon.


  1. Wow, so glad that you found something that is working for him! I was the same way with my son, not wanting to send him to kindergarten without being trained. :)

  2. Hi Lori, I miss you all - both you and Jon, but I know how busy you are and it's so hard to find time to write whilst raising a family, much less everything else that entails.

    How wonderful that Nolan is doing so well with the potty-training! That is a HUGE achievement and well worth bragging about.
    I think you know that our Jimmy wasn't diagnosed until he was well past Kindergarten. One of the experiences that prompted us to find help was when he got in trouble at school, (in Kindergarten), for asking to go "potty" instead of asking to go to the restroom. Yes, you heard that right. He sat in the principal's office all day until they finally called me to come pick him up. Needless to say I was FURIOUS! That was the first of many battles with that principal, but at least after that first one, when I gave her more than just a piece of my mind, they weren't as traumatizing to him.

    I hope you all are doing well and that Nolan is making even better progress. Best wishes to you.

  3. Thank you all for your comments. Deanna I just wanted to say when I read the part where you said your son got in trouble for asking to use the potty instead of restroom--I was right there with you--it made me angry!! How can they do that to a child?? Would they rather he just messed on the floor? I will say if something like that happens to Nolan I will not be very popular & they will hate to see me coming! These kids deserve the same respect as a "neuro typical" child. I hope all is better for you and your son now.