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Posted by Amber Bobnar on Sep 04, 2012 - 10:34am
I have written some tips for potty training children with visual impairments here: http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/potty-training-your-special-needs-child
I think the biggest thing that worked for us is what is sometimes called "timed" potty training. This is the technique that is recommended in the Reach Out and Teach book:http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/reach-out-and-teach-parent-handbook-r...
Timed training means that you keep a chart of your child's wet and dirty diapers and try to get a sense of when he usually needs a change. Hopefully you'll start to see a pattern, like that he generally pees right after breakfast for example. Once you have a pattern established (or close to one anyway) then you can start putting him on the potty at those times (ie, after breakfast he goes straight to the potty and you wait there with him until he pees). The idea is that he'll eventually figure out that the potty is where he's supposed to do his business, not the diaper - and of course if you give him tons of praise every time he uses the potty then he'll want to continue doing it!
If you're looking for a good potty seat, our favorite is the Baby Bjorn Toilet Trainer: http://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/baby-bjorn-toilet-trainer
And I think the biggest tip is... be consistent!