teaching a boy to use the potty

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  1. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    If you have potty trained a boy I would like to know if you taught him to pee standing up or sitting down. I thought for sure sitting down would be the answer but so far all I have gotten are wet floors.

    Also if anyone knows of any helpful videos ar books I would be grateful for the suggestions.

  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Good luck, I have a 15 year old that still cant hit the hole and I told him he better start sitting down.....................
  3. tallieb

    tallieb Chirping

    Aug 10, 2009
    They only way I could teach my son was to take him outside and have him pee on the tree. After a while he then was able to get the jist of peeing in the potty. He peed sitting down for a couple years till he was tall enough to stand
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    True enough about older kids not hitting the toilet...my boys clean their own toilet for that reason! While starting out side peeing on trees is effective it does cause issues...imagine walking in an area of high traffic and lots of trees...boy whops it out and does his thing. My boys would wave to folks as they passed the house....too many trips hunting.

    A fun way to keep their attention on the bowl is to give them somethng to aim at....cherrios are great..they float and make great targets...heck i still throw some in every once and awhile...Keeps the reflexies going!

  5. mandieg4

    mandieg4 Chirping

    Dec 31, 2009
    Middle Georgia
    I always started training my boys sitting down, facing the back of the toilet. For some reason they tend to lean forward a bit better and it goes into the water instead out between the seat and the toilet.
  6. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

    Jun 23, 2009
    Quote:That's the way we trained all my nephews. You could teach them to aim better when outside. Hit that rock.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Standing up....I don't think mine ever sat down to pee.

  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Diapers until they're old enough to leave the house.
  9. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I taught my son by sitting down. He is 3 1/2 years old and still sits down. He will stand up when he goes outside. I figured he will start standing up when he is ready. I have heard cheerios in the toilet will work to get them to aim. I haven't tried it but I might soon.

  10. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Quote:That's what I did too when they started using the big potty.

    I'm a big fan of naked potty training. My son was so easy. I bought a stack of those cheap potties from the dollar store and kept one in every room. He was about 2 and I let him run around naked, staying close to him for the first 2 days. Right as he started to pee, I'd pick him up (he'd stop peeing, then) and sit him on one of those little potties for him to finish peeing. It only took a few times sitting him on it for him to make the connection. Keeping him naked made it really simple for him, no clothes to mess with and keeping potties easily accessible kept him from having accidents.

    When he wanted to use the big potty, I had him sit on it backwards, it supported his bottom and legs and it let him watch what he was doing.

    It took him a while to want to stand. He was so young when he potty trained that he had to stand on a stool to make it. I think he learned standing from watching his dad.

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