At what age did you teach your boy to use the toilet standing up?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Jenny - posted on 09/19/2011

842

5

24

Will have to try put him on back wards! Too funny! I think he might be afraid at first, will have to coarse him somehow.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

19 Comments

View replies by

Jenny - posted on 09/20/2011

842

5

24

Haha. I've tried this a few times with him today with some success. He loves the idea and can climb off by himself. Now just gotta practice climbing on :) Best unique advice I've had on toilet training ever.

[deleted account]

He may actually feel a little more secure facing backwards because he can use the tank to hold onto. Hope it works though! My son is just now really into the potty trained stage. Only wears a pull up at night. Never did I realize how happy I would be once I stopped changing diapers lol He's even started pooping on the toilet recently so YAY! No more poopy butt either! LOL (Doing the happy happy joy joy dance lol)

[deleted account]

I think the one with handles would be good for little girls. My son would always start peeing before he tucked himself down and there'd always be pee everywhere....a fountain of it lol Try sitting your boy on the toilet backwards and let him keep doing that for awhile. That way, he's already used to facing the toilet like boys do when they stand to pee. I've also heard that once they show an interest in peeing standing up, that putting a few Cheerios in the toilet for them to "aim" at helps. I never really tried that, maybe once. I may try it again in the future though, if he ends up with bad aim like his Daddy lol

[deleted account]

And trust me, I tried several potty seats and NONE of them worked for him. The one that makes flushing sounds? Nope. I had another one that sat on the floor and had the guard thing but he was like your boy and couldn't get himself positioned on it without help and to me, that kinda defeats the purpose. So I bought one of the ones that just sits on the regular toilet seat and has handles on the sides. That one isn't very stable if they don't distribute their weight evenly, so we just tossed (donated) them all and used just the plain old porcelain bowl :)

[deleted account]

My son is almost 4 and he only recently (like in the past month) started standing to pee. I think it has to do with the fact that he's in school now, and also went to summer school. Seeing all the other boys do it is probably what kick started the standing thing. Before that, he was peeing sitting on the toilet backwards, facing the tank. I think it's just something they just DO all the sudden when you least expect it. It's like how you don't really "teach" them to walk. One day, after watching everyone else do it for a long time, they just do it. Hope that makes sense lol

Jenny - posted on 09/18/2011

842

5

24

I'm waiting for summer, thinking that if I let him run butt naked he'll work it out himself, teaching doesn't seem to work. Till then i'll let him sit.

Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2011

516

14

96

My son has been potty trained since 2 years and 5 months. A bit earlier than most but still..when we are home, he will only sit to pee. When we are out..he stands up. Idk why but thats just what he wants to do so we went with it. I would say it doesn't matter if he doesn't want to stand yet..just as long as before he starts elementary school? IMO.
Like someone above said tho..my son loves to pee on trees outside..I think thats what started him wanting to pee standing whenever we are anywhere but home lol

Tamara - posted on 09/18/2011

10,839

65

428

I never actually taught any of mine they just started doing it. I cant remember what age it was before 5 though, it was before they started preschool.

Amanda - posted on 09/18/2011

15

13

2

Keep in mind that the average boy isn't ready to potty train until age 3. It depends on how you train them. If there is a male role model in the house, it would be easier to train him standing up. That way you don't have to retrain him later. If there is no man or older sibling in the house, it would probably be easier to teach him to sit. Then a year or more later he will be able to better comprehend your instructions on peeing while standing.

Kacie - posted on 09/17/2011

242

0

22

he was 4. he was PT at 3. yeah, he was older than yours, but i think of not having the option to sit helped, kwim?

Kacie - posted on 09/17/2011

242

0

22

mine just did it on his own. he kind of had to, we were out in the middle of the lake in the boat and he didnt like the idea of me holding him while he sat over the boats edge so he just stood up and did it. ever since then, he never sat to pee again! LoL

Jenny - posted on 09/16/2011

842

5

24

Yep, have the stool and a kid toilet seat. It has a lip to keep the pee in, and that's the part he has trouble with, trouble getting himself properly positioned on it. If he's not in the right spot pee will go everywhere. lol.

Having said that, maybe I should try one without the lip....

And he's tried standing with the stool, but it doesnt look quiet right either! lol. We'll keep trying it a few more times (I think he cant go standing up because its so unfamiliar), then try again when his a bit older.

Amie - posted on 09/16/2011

6,596

20

408

If he's not tall enough you'll know. His hips should be at least as high as the toilet bowl so he can actually pee into the toilet.

Have you tried a sturdy stool for him to stand on (and to get onto the toilet) to give him more independence? Our youngest is 2 1/2, she's been going off and on the toilet for the last few months, she uses a stool to get up and sit. It sits next to the toilet and when she needs it, she moves it over.

Jenny - posted on 09/16/2011

842

5

24

That's nice :)



I'm wondering if i need to teach my 2.8 year old how to do it standing up coz he can't go to the toilet by himself (as in he can't get up to sit by himself so I lift him onto the toilet to sit), I'm thinking that would help him be independent. But so far the first 2 lessons have not gone well, so wondering if he's too young? Maybe its a physical thing where he's not tall enough yet.

Amie - posted on 09/16/2011

6,596

20

408

We never taught him to sit to pee. We also never taught him to stand. He just knew that's how boys did it and so he wanted too.

At first you need to wash around the toilet a lot but they get the hang of it quickly. At least mine did.

Michelle - posted on 09/16/2011

1,606

10

224

I have to say I didn't really teach my son. As he got to the point of really getting the whole potty thing, one day he started doing it to be like daddy.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms