Toilet training. This is a little tricky when DS has absolutely no speech at all. I started putting him on the toilet, which was going well ( two poos, no wee though) then we moved and our toilet at our new place is dark and a bit scary, we're in an old house atm. So I bought him a potty. It sits in the lounge and I told DS he can put a sticker on his sticker chart when he sits on potty and does wee. I thought if I could get him using potty I would at least be half way there toilet training him. Anyway, he will sit on potty and point to his sticker chart and do his little squeak, which lets me know he wants to put a sticker on. I realised if I refuse him a sticker just because he hasn't done wee, it might knock his confidence or he'll lose interest. So I I gave him a sticker which he was happy with, only now he thinks anytime he want a sticker he only needs to sit. We've completely lost the concept, and trying to get him to understand is a little difficult. I am confident with a lot of patience, time at home and the correct approach, he can do it, but I have to admit, I'm mainly in a hurry because I want him to keep up with other kids. So he's not too different. I feel a little guilty and I don't want to push him, but it's hard to ignore the looks you get from mums with kids at only 2 years old that are toilet trained, and then they see your 3 year old is still in nappies. I know I shouldn't let it get to me.
Good luck to everyone else toilet training! Good positive stories welcome, even the ones that don't go as planned!
Sorry for yet another long post from me, but I just wanted to know if anyone else out there has a skinny toddler/child. My boy was 3 last month. Is pretty tall, some say he could be a 4 year old. He's always been slim, always at the 75 percentile for his height and only 25 percentile for his weight. He eats really healthy, for a child on the spectrum he has a lot of foods he eats. The maternal child health nurse thinks he fine, but then agin she completely missed his autism, even when I told her of my concerns. My concerns for DS weight is that you can see his ribs, all of them. Even his sternum and spin are very visible. He is skrony. I just hope there isn't anything underlying, though I don't know why and don't even have any idea what to look into. My GP is the only one for miles, and useless unless he's filling prescriptions. Any ideas what I could start looking for and into?