Potty Training Boys: Tips for Success

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Potty training boys is very different from potty training girls. There are a few problems you might run into while potty training boys. Follow the tips discussed in this article to overcome these hurdles.

 

Parents often find that boys start potty training later and may need more time to master it. Don't get too upset about a late start - your son will get there eventually.

 

If your little boy shows signs of readiness, you can start potty training.

 

It's best to get your little boy excited about this new phase and make the experience a positive one. Go shopping with him to find a potty he likes and have a reward or treats plan to motivate him to use the potty. Make sure that you support him in both successes and pitfalls and constantly communicate with him so that you can help him through the experience.

 

Potty training boys involves an extra step as you need to first teach your son to sit down for peeing and then later get him used to standing up to pee. You should just start with sitting down for both peeing and pooping so that he gets used to the basic concept.

 

Once he uses the potty regularly, you can teach him how to pee standing up - having a male role model to demonstrate the process can be really useful, whether it’s dad or an older brother. Try to make it a fun challenge by putting some small, flushable targets in the bowl that he can "hit" - just use something you have at home, such as cereal rings.

 

If your son is not showing signs of progress, it is okay to take a break from potty training. If things are not going well and you are feeling frustrated, give yourself and your little guy a break. You can try again in a few months.

 

 

 

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