How can i get my three year old to pee standing up?

Alana - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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He wont hold his tail to do it he just stands and pee's lol. Any tips?

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Sarah - posted on 01/12/2011

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lol...When I was potty training my youngest ( now 5) I had him start by standing on the toilet seat and putting his hands on the tank to make sure he aimed right.

when he was a little taller, he started standing on the floor, and he did a pretty good job. I had recently started using this http://www.scrubbingbubbles.com/Products... product, and I caught him one day aiming at it! I wondered why it was disappearing so quick...

Ashley - posted on 01/13/2009

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I heard that you could make it fun by putting cheerios in the toilet and tell him to aim and shoot.

Alana - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Paulette:



Quoting Alana:




Quoting Paulette:





Hi Alana, I have seen this with my brothers and my son. They just don't think about it....they do not think...If I don't hold and aim it, then the pee will get all over the floor and more....I would recommend that the dad helps teach them to hold and aim it, after all they have the equipment. For the times when you are there....I would create a game out of it. Use Cheerios or a Bulleye to aim at in the water. Another thing you can use is a chart to show them their progress. Using stickers you pick out together and give him a reward after each time he gets 10 stickers.  












Thankyou, as his "dad" isnt around anymore i will try the target idea, thanks!









Oh Hi Alana, I am so sorry...I figured from your picture that he had a dad around. I should not have presumed. If there is a male role model I have found that helps a great deal and that is why I made that comment.  But guys are visual beings and using a chart with stickers and the rest I mentioned help a lot too. Have a nice day and take care.





its ok no problems :) have asked my boyfriend to help out in this department and will be ttrying the cheerio idea too thanks for the help! x

Paulette - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Alana:



Quoting Paulette:




Hi Alana, I have seen this with my brothers and my son. They just don't think about it....they do not think...If I don't hold and aim it, then the pee will get all over the floor and more....I would recommend that the dad helps teach them to hold and aim it, after all they have the equipment. For the times when you are there....I would create a game out of it. Use Cheerios or a Bulleye to aim at in the water. Another thing you can use is a chart to show them their progress. Using stickers you pick out together and give him a reward after each time he gets 10 stickers.  









Thankyou, as his "dad" isnt around anymore i will try the target idea, thanks!





Oh Hi Alana, I am so sorry...I figured from your picture that he had a dad around. I should not have presumed. If there is a male role model I have found that helps a great deal and that is why I made that comment.  But guys are visual beings and using a chart with stickers and the rest I mentioned help a lot too. Have a nice day and take care.

Samantha - posted on 01/13/2009

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My goodness... I am tired of cleaning urine from around the toilet daily!! I have 2 boys, they both know how to stand and pee but I ask them NOT too at home. Try having a child in the bathroom doing his thing but VERY anxious to get back outside to play with his buddies.... piddle EVERYWHERE!!!

My husband and my boys who are 10 and 12 sit on the toilet at home (ONLY) and it has become routine now, (thank goodness) so I only need to clean toilets every 2nd or 3rd day and hardly ever do I have urine around the base of my toilets. ( certain friends of theirs stand and urinate).

This has stemmed from owning my bistro and having to clean the mens washroom. those that have cleaned a males public toilet know where I am coming from !!!! :)

Brenda - posted on 01/12/2009

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Put either a cheerio or a square of toilet paper in the toilet and tell him to make it sink.  I used toilet paper for a kid in a daycare I used to teach at, and it worked great!  He had trouble with aim, and this fixed it!  Toilet paper is a bigger target, so a little easier.  The cheerios would be good for perfecting his aim.  Have him watch daddy go potty standing up, and just explain that's how boys go potty.  Good luck!

Beth - posted on 01/12/2009

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My friend has a son and she has him stand on a stool and put his hands on the tank of the toilet so he is pointed straight down as long as he doesn't wiggle around! He seems to do a pretty good job making it the potty????

Alana - posted on 01/12/2009

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Quoting Paulette:



Hi Alana, I have seen this with my brothers and my son. They just don't think about it....they do not think...If I don't hold and aim it, then the pee will get all over the floor and more....I would recommend that the dad helps teach them to hold and aim it, after all they have the equipment. For the times when you are there....I would create a game out of it. Use Cheerios or a Bulleye to aim at in the water. Another thing you can use is a chart to show them their progress. Using stickers you pick out together and give him a reward after each time he gets 10 stickers.  





Thankyou, as his "dad" isnt around anymore i will try the target idea, thanks!

Paulette - posted on 01/12/2009

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Hi Alana, I have seen this with my brothers and my son. They just don't think about it....they do not think...If I don't hold and aim it, then the pee will get all over the floor and more....I would recommend that the dad helps teach them to hold and aim it, after all they have the equipment. For the times when you are there....I would create a game out of it. Use Cheerios or a Bulleye to aim at in the water. Another thing you can use is a chart to show them their progress. Using stickers you pick out together and give him a reward after each time he gets 10 stickers.  

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I have bad news. My son is eight and we are still fighting this battle. I too would love any suggestions, as I am at my witts end! LOL

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