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Effective Potty Training for Boys

Preparation

Your son has to get used to the idea of using the potty. Let him understand that it is what kids his age do by introducing him to the basic concepts involved in potty training. It will be difficult for him to familiarize himself with an adult-sized toilet bowl right away; you may want to show him a potty chair that he can recognize as his own.

Equipment

At first, you should train him to urinate sitting down, but soon he will have to go standing up. The usual potty chair may be too low for him to use in a standing position. In that case, the urinal is a better option, but you still have to consider potty training him for bowel movements, which he can’t do using the urinal. Instead, get a toilet potty seat adapter and a step stool that he can use for both.

Duration

BabyCenter cited Alison Mack’s book, “Toilet Learning,” claiming that it is more challenging to potty train boys because, since moms are usually the potty trainers in the family, boys often lack someone to observe and imitate in the bathroom who has the same body parts as theirs. However, it is still possible to potty train your son in as fast as one day to two weeks.

Strategy

Moms should begin teaching their sons to urinate sitting down as kids learn best by imitation. At this stage, you are teaching your son the purpose of going to the bathroom on a potty. Demonstrate and explain what he has to do. Eventually, you can tell your kid to watch his dad or his older brother go in a standing position. He can easily pick it up once he’s aware of the concept.

Safety

Consider the safety of your son when buying the right equipment, preparing and training him. You have to be cautious of the material of the potty chair or urinal you are about to buy. Make sure that he can sit on the potty chair or the toilet seat comfortably to avoid any injuries. The last thing you need is to discourage your son from potty training by hurting him in the process.

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