RE: Mamas of toddler boys, question for you...
Definitely sitting. We've only been at this for about a week and I'm not sure how far we'll get with it, but DS is going about 1-2x a day in the potty (pee only) but only if it is his idea. If I suggest it, he asks for "fresh diapie" and doesn't want to sit on it.
We bought a super cheap-o potty at Target (Bebe JouJou is the name, it comes in a bright green, a sky blue and a salmony red color, we found it on an end cap at the store and it was 6.99). It is small enough that he gets on/off easily and it is all one piece. Looking around online it looked similar to one of the styles of Bjorn potties that is about 9.99.
Anyway, he gets on/off of it easier if I have it next to a wall, and he then uses his hand against the wall for balance so climb on/off better.
We also bought a padded seat insert for the big toilet but he doesn't actually ever seem to pee when I sit him on there. With the small potty he likes being in control of the whole thing and I pretty much pretend I don't care if he goes. If I let him run around diaper-less after his nap or when he wakes up in the morning he'll sit on it of his own accord, otherwise it is a no-go ;)
He has no problem keeping himself aimed okay in this potty even though I haven't really "taught" him anything, so the pommel on the front must keep things from spraying out. BTW since my son is intact too, I should mention there isn't any "extra step" at this point unless your DS is already retractable on his own. My DS pees without retracting anything just as he would in his diaper. I think the PP's son must be retractable already (not very common) so he may just have discovered all of that since he has more "access" without a dipe on...but I'm just assuming that's what she meant.
Fun having a boy, huh?? :)
Mama to DS-2004
and a new addition-ds born march 2010