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How do I get my son to aim correctly into the potty?

My son has been standing when he just has to pee, for over 3 months now. He has just recently been completely day potty trained after everyone working with him for 2 1/2 years. He will be 5 in May. When he stood up to go potty, he always had good aim. Suddenly he now has very poor aim. I hate the idea of having to clean so much every time. Please help! When he saw a floor drain in a public restroom with a single toilet, he went in the toilet but then wanted to pee into the drain, even though I explained that the floor drain is for extra water if there is a leak,flooding or to much water used when someone mopped the restroom floor. Then tonight I had to clean the floor again because he mostly aimed outside the toilet. I have tried a cheerio target before he went, he just plucked it out of the toilet and threw it away, despite my explaining why it was there earlier.

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crystaljedi

Asked by crystaljedi at 11:04 PM on Feb. 26, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • since he's 5 and it sounds like he may be aiming out of the bowl I would have him clean it up! My DS tried a few times to pee around the rim he stopped real quick when he had to clean it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • Yep agree with the above answer that is what I have been doing with my four year old make him clean it up and they learn really quick
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 11:34 PM on Feb. 26, 2010

  • THROW SOME CHERIOS IN THE BOWL AND TELL HIM TO SINK THEM WORKS EVERY TIME
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • THROW SOME CHERIOS IN THE BOWL AND TELL HIM TO SINK THEM WORKS EVERY TIME
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    Did you not read the entire question??
    I agree with the making him clean it up. Worked great on my kids.
    phantomphan

    Answer by phantomphan at 10:45 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • I'm going with having him clean it as well. He will not like that one bit, and it will break the behavior.
    BaisMom

    Answer by BaisMom at 12:44 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

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