View Full Version : Anyone else have this issue with potty training boys?
09-22-2006, 08:42 PM
We haven't really started with our son, who is 21 months, but I got him the Baby Bjorn potty chair, and he sits on it usually before his bath, but hasn't actually used it yet. However, it looks like he's going to shoot over the "guard" for sure. I expected it to come up higher. I guess it's going to be a messy experience from time to time (duh). Has anyone else had this issue with their boys, or with the Baby Bjorn chair?
09-22-2006, 08:50 PM
It's a boy problem. You can find higher guards, but they make it harder for the kids to get on and off the seat. We used the Bjorn insert, which has a fairly high guard, but it hasn't been foolproof. It is worth teaching your DS to point himself down and reminding him of that each time he sits down.
09-22-2006, 08:53 PM
I returned the BB seat b/c of this (before he actually peed in it or anything). My son just sat on the regular toilet from the start and it was great.
09-22-2006, 09:45 PM
I just potty trained DS in August with the same potty. When he sat down i always made him push himself down. I finally told DH it was his job to teach him to pee standing up, and now he does that all the time! He still knows if he's going poopy and needs to pee he has to push it down. Good luck!
09-23-2006, 08:00 PM
Thank you all! He's still just sitting on it, grabbing himself, and then saying "No!" so we have a long road ahead of us. He wants to sit on it, but he hasn't done anything yet. I'll have to remind him to point it down. :)
09-23-2006, 08:50 PM
I always tell him to point it down, and lean forward. The lean forward really helps (girls too!). They don't have to be bent in half, just not lazy-boy recliner posed. :-)
We have both BB potties, and the Little Potty (small one piece) is much worse about misses if he isn't paying attention. The bigger one (with insert) we never have a problem with.
I am still wanting to get the BB potty ring, since DS1 refuses to sit on a big potty. I really think we would be done with PT if he could get over his little potty addiction. It's really hard to commit to going out w/o dipes if he won't use a big potty, LOL.
09-24-2006, 02:20 PM
>I am still wanting to get the BB potty ring, since DS1 refuses
>to sit on a big potty. I really think we would be done with
>PT if he could get over his little potty addiction. It's
>really hard to commit to going out w/o dipes if he won't use a
>big potty, LOL.
You can just get an extra BB little potty for about $10-$12 for the car.
09-24-2006, 02:27 PM
DS learned to pee standing at about 24 months and it made him much more independent. He's been able to go to the bathroom completely on his own (as I am still lying in bed when he goes for his first pee in the morning) for months now. We have a plastic step from Ikea that DS puts in fron of the toilet, climbs on it and leans a bit forward to pee. It was about $2.50 plus tax. He uses the same step to wash his hands, so really a good buy.
And we never got DS a potty ring. A very experienced daycare provider showed us the trick, which worked great for us. Have DS sit on the toilet, grabbing the seat in front between his legs. I did not believe DS could master it at 18 months but DH showed it to him and after 2-3 attempts he could do it. This way he had to lean forward to balance himself on the seat and never missed. I always kept a hand behind his back, just in case. Also I think this technique encouraged things to move faster by adding more pressure on the lower stomach.
09-24-2006, 03:07 PM
I think I'll have to try that. I just don't want to get to the middle of the grocery with a cart full of food and have him need to go NOW and we have to trek back to the car for the little potty. :-) I guess if I have him go before we go in, we may make it through.
09-24-2006, 09:19 PM
I have a girl, but we had the same problem with the Graco seat without the guard. So we had to put it back in. It looks like they have something similar to the BB, but it's bigger:
I have no idea how well it will work but I am planning on getting it for my DD for easier cleanup (vs. the Graco which has worked well but has a few parts to clean each time).
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http://www.windsorpeak.com/dc/user_files/33732.gif for Leah
09-25-2006, 12:00 PM
yep, i just had charlie push "it" down and he got it :) or have him squeeze his legs together, then "it" automatically goes down.
and...I was the one who taught ds to pee standing...at his 3rd bday party none the less! it was quite amusing, esp afterwards when he looked up at me in awe saying "that was AWESOME!"
ds learned on a little cheapie potty and went straight to the reg potty with a stool, now he just leans forward more stepping on the stool and pushes it back. he can stand peeing, but doesn't like doing it inside, i think their is too much aim involved...i'm thinking that Peter Potty is the solution to this.
09-25-2006, 09:12 PM
We're not totally Pting here yet, but I've been having DS sit on the big toilet, but facing the tank, straddling the seat. He can hold onto the seat, and is automatically pointing the penis down. Works great. Not for public toilets (yuck), but at home its fine.
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