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When you potty train a little boy. Is he supposed to pee standing or sitting?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Do it sitting first. Let him figure out what he's supposed to be doing first, before you worry about how he's doing it. Once he's got that part mastered, then you can start teaching him to pee standing up.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 1:46 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • With my oldest we started off sitting. With my youngest we will probably be doing standing because that's what he sees his brother do and wants to mimick everything his brother does. My youngest is not yet 2 and already tries to stand at the potty like he wants to pee....he just hasn't quite connected the dots as to why he's standing there yet...Lol

    Answer by Syphon at 1:52 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Standing.

    Answer by KFree907 at 1:46 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • sitting

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • We had our boys sit to start....less mess to clean up. And we had them bed over slightly so that their penis is aimed down.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:48 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I was going to try standing but his little penis doesn't reach the potty...

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:48 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Sitting

    Answer by choco_mom at 1:52 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I started with them sitting, but less than a week later they stood.

    Answer by mompam at 1:53 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • i trained both my boys sitting down, my oldest started standing about a 6 months to a year later maybe? i dont remember.. i just potty trained my 2 year old and he saw his brother peeing standing up one day an wanted to try it.. he tried it just once.. i dont think hes ready to stand up yet.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 2:01 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • My son actually sat backwards. He felt like he would fall in sitting frontward. It was easier for him to get on and off. We just let it go, if it was easier for him it w fine with us. He potty trained in 1 day. We went from diapers to underware on the day after his second birthday. Didn't need pull-ups at night either. My husband came home from work and wanted to know where his diapers were.

    He didn't like the baby pottys either, he used the real one.

    Answer by cassey.e at 2:07 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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