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Potty Training a Boy Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
4th Mar '13

So DS is 2 years and we'll be potty training soon. So I'm curious how others did it and why.



Did you teach them to sit and pee first or straight to stand and pee? We're thinking we're going to sit and pee first until he is PTed, then when he's 3 or 4 go to standing. Never PTed a boy before so any advice is welcome!
And if you taught to sit and pee first, when did you teach them to stand?

m o m ♥ 2 kids; Ontario 7948 posts
4th Mar '13

I Taught him sitting. Started teaching st 2 yrs never showed interest until he was 3yrs he peeded standing up about 2 months after being trained.



I have no advice I tried everything but it wasn't until he was ready that we got anywhere with it



Good luck

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting m o m ♥:" I Taught him sitting. Started teaching st 2 yrs never showed interest until he was 3yrs he peeded standing ... [snip!] ... being trained. I have no advice I tried everything but it wasn't until he was ready that we got anywhere with it Good luck"


Thanks! We're still going to wait another 2-3 months until he's 2 1/2.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
4th Mar '13

My 5 year old sits to pee. He used to stand because our old house in Japan had a urinal in the bathroom but now he sits. Its probably because he sees his sisters sit to pee and his Daddy is gone a lot now but I kinda figure whatever. Doesn't matter much to me how he pees as long as it's getting in the toilet.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
4th Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" My 5 year old sits to pee. He used to stand because our old house in Japan had a urinal in the bathroom ... [snip!] ... is gone a lot now but I kinda figure whatever. Doesn't matter much to me how he pees as long as it's getting in the toilet. "

Yeah, I don't mind him sitting as long as he wants really, I'm so worried about when he does start peeing standing up that he will miss the toilet... lol. I want him to have good aim before trying standing.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42358 posts
4th Mar '13

My son is 2.5 and we've started PTing, but I'm due to give birth any day now, so I'm not pushing it. My goal is to hopefully have him PT'd (at least daytime) but his birthday in Sept. Not sure when I'll start letting him stand to pee, but I guess it doesn't really matter.