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Looking for tips on how to toilet train my son

cmariannecmarianne Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i'm new to this...hoping someone has some tips for me. My son 3.5 years recently confirmed as having cerebral palsy. It is mainly limited yo lower limbs. He is quite agile considering with a few falls daily. I am trying to toilet train him but not sure if I am going  about it the right way. I toilet trained his twin a year ago and I know he understands what to do from watching him but tells me after he wets himself that he has to go. I sit him regularly on toilet but he doesn't initiate going himself. 


  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @cmarianne,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    There's a variety of groups available which may be able to help you. I have moved this discussion into our Parents and Carers category, where other members may be able to advise. You may also find our Cerebral Palsy group useful too.

    If you have any other questions, please do get in touch!
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hey @cmarianne there is some info on toilet training on the main scope site here.
    If your child has particular problems maintaining a sitting position, you may need more specialist equipment and advice.
    An occupational therapist is a good source of information on suitable equipment and sources of supply. A physiotherapist may be helpful in showing you how best to position your child; especially for children who are wheelchair users and need specific help in transferring from wheelchair to toilet.
    Senior online community officer
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