Hi. I have a six year old DD with hypotonia and apraxia (severe, she is non-verbal) but with no formal diagnosis. She wears diapers or pull ups, but is close to growing out of her Pampers size 7's. I have a few questions:
1) Where do you get diapers for your children after they are to big for regular diapers and/or Pull Ups?
2) Any suggestions or advice on potty training non-verbal children? She will go on the potty if we take her, but it is hit or miss and depends if she has to go right then, we haven't figured out a way for her to tell us. Her fine motor skills are not at the point where she can do sign language. Her ST is helping us with a large potty icon and seeing if she will give it to us when she has to use the bathroom.
3) What do you do if you are out of the house and you need to change a dirty diaper? It is really difficult with larger children. Yesterday at the therapy center where DD gets her therapy twice a week, I had to change her and they have NOTHING for older children, just a tiny changing table for babies. I asked if there was an empty room to change her in and (every time this happens this is an issue) the office manager acted super irritated by it. I asked her what other parents do and she said they change their kids standing up! I told her that was impossible and they should have something for older kids. It is a therapy center for children with SN, and I just can't get over that they have nothing for this type of situation.