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Teach Boys to Sit or Stand While Peeing?

Did You Teach Your Son to Sit or Stand While Peeing?

Pop a squat or stand and stream? Tots decide when they are ready to give up the diaper, but parents figure out how their boys will learn to pee. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests training boys to sit on the potty so there is no confusion between urination and bowel movements. Many moms prefer to teach their sons to stand so they can pee like their fathers, and do so faster. How did you train your son to use the toilet?

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babysugar babysugar 6 years
We taught my son to sit and now, a year and a half later, he is starting to stand. I sometimes think the sitting had to do with the fact that he spent a lot of time with me, and I obviously sit to use the toilet.
mstrauss mstrauss 6 years
I am not potty training my son yet but he is has been getting very excited to pee on the potty lately. He used to just like sitting down on the potty but out of nowhere, all he wants to do is stand and pee. Some goes in and some goes everywhere else but it's easy to clean, so I'm letting him have fun! With a baby on the way, we are going to wait to potty train until after that new transition, but if wants to potty train himself, he is welcome to do it :)
Moms Moms 6 years
My son decided to stand and funnily enough if he was too short for the toilet, he'd just wedge his feet again the walls and hoist himself up. Talk about a balancing act! Sometimes it made a mess, but he was determined so I didn't complain. We'll see what my little guy does.
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 7 years
Boys enjoy trying to pee standing up like their dads. You can make a game of it, like by putting cheerios in the toilet for them to use as a target. I do think it is rather emasculating to make a boy pee sitting down; it's fine for when he's first learning, but once he is in school, he'll need to know how to do it standing. I wish girls could pee standing up.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lol starbucks. my thoughts exactly. Plus unless you are scrubbing the toilet constantly, its dirty. I don't want to give a toddler the task of lifting a toilet seat and putting it back down. Yuck. I dont prescribe to the men have to be men and men pee standing up. I will be teaching my son to sit down. Once he's old enough, he can pee however he wants.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Really? Why would a woman in her right mind teach a boy to pee standing? If grown man make a mess at it, I can only imagine the cleaning that would go in hand with a lil boy doing this! Gross!
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