Potty training

Looking for some basic tips to help with Potty training, we place on the potty everyday before bath time and when we are home. He goes to school and wear pull ups.

Answer:

Hi, So this is a great question to bring to my call (Michelle) or one of the BCBA calls. I would have you start by checking out the Potty Pocket Guide in the Study Vault:

https://michellebrogers.com/courses/potty-pocket-guide/

And then you can check out the Potty Power Course Here;
https://michellebrogers.com/courses/potty-power/

Can your baby sit on the toilet without having to be held there or hovered over?

We want your child to be able to sit neutrally for 3-5 mins first before we start potty training. To do this, what I suggest is starting with a timer command stripped to the bathroom wall and start with an easy win like 10-30s, when the timer goes off, give your baby a little something for sitting. Then anytime they want to go outside or a cookie, etc say "ok sit first and then cookie, outside, etc.", then add 5s to each time they sit till the till you get to 3-5 mins, enough for a pee or poop to pass.

Let me know where your starting point at and if you already can get your child to do this, message back here and I'll tell you next steps.

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  1. Hi, So this is a great question to bring to my call (Michelle) or one of the BCBA calls. I would have you start by checking out the Potty Pocket Guide in the Study Vault:

    https://michellebrogers.com/courses/potty-pocket-guide/

    And then you can check out the Potty Power Course Here;
    https://michellebrogers.com/courses/potty-power/

    Can your baby sit on the toilet without having to be held there or hovered over?

    We want your child to be able to sit neutrally for 3-5 mins first before we start potty training. To do this, what I suggest is starting with a timer command stripped to the bathroom wall and start with an easy win like 10-30s, when the timer goes off, give your baby a little something for sitting. Then anytime they want to go outside or a cookie, etc say “ok sit first and then cookie, outside, etc.”, then add 5s to each time they sit till the till you get to 3-5 mins, enough for a pee or poop to pass.

    Let me know where your starting point at and if you already can get your child to do this, message back here and I’ll tell you next steps.

  2. Thanks for responding, I have reading through the potty course, he sits occasionally and will pee and poo in the toilet if taken but he’s not indicating.

  3. Excellent progress! Ok so for your starting point, what I want to know is if you take him every hour for example, will you have a 100% success day?

    What is the reward for going?

  4. Ok what if you widened the window, what time of percentage of success do you think you’d have?

    On a scale from 1 to 10 how desirable is watching cocomelon?

  5. Whenever he doesn’t go, shortly after He’ll pee on his self. Cocomelon is his favorite thing to do ever.

  6. Ok, so what we want to do is get a baseline of how you can create an 80% or better successful day. On the last page of the potty pocket guide is the toilet training collection sheet, start keeping track of when you take him and he eliminates. Go with a schedule that will help you get to 80% and stay there for a few days and then when you feel like he’s getting solid progress you start to widen the window. So if you start with 15 mins, push it out for 20, 25. We want him to first understand the pee and poop go here, and then we want to tell him when to go. Once we get some more progress at this stage, that is when we start widening the windows, but fluency is necessary at each step. Every time he is successful he gets Cocomelon but we want to make sure he’s only getting just a little so he wants to keep getting. I’d say 5 mins for pee, 30 mins for poop. Let me know if that makes sense. If you have any questions reply back. I dont know how long you’ve been working on this but you have made some excellent progress already. Good job Mama

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