It reaches a point where a child needs to be potty trained, and this can be a challenge for many parents. There is a lot that is needed to be done during the process. Potty training for boys can be tough, but there are a number of things you can do to make it a little easier for you.
It is sometimes easier for a father to show his son what needs to be done. Moms are usually responsible for the whole process and this makes boys take longer to potty train. This is because children learn faster when they mimic adults, and women can’t pee while standing. Having a guy around can help the kid learn faster because he can easily mimic them.
Let the kid decide whether to sit or stand
When your son starts to show a sign that he is ready to potty train, you should not force him to sit or stand. The goal of potty training is that he goes and not how he does it. It is a good idea to introduce both options to your kid and let him decide the comfortable option. If he chooses to start by sitting, he can later switch to standing when he is more adept using the toilet.
Once the kid has started standing on the stool and finishing his business, but there is one problem: He shoots, he aims, he doesn’t score, and you have to constantly clean the mess. There are many ways you can help your son aim accurately. The best way of doing this is turning it into a game.
Buy the right equipment
The child should be able to lean slightly forward with his feet on the ground when sitting on the potty. Many experts recommend buying the child a child-sized potty that a child can claim for his own. The kid will feel more secure than sitting on the normal toilet.
If you prefer an adapter seat for your regular toilet, then ensure it attaches firmly and feels comfy and secure. It is a good idea to provide your son with a stool for him to maneuver on and off the potty easily. When shopping for a child’s potty, it is better to buy one that doesn’t have a urine guard. This is because they tend to bump or scrap the boy’s privates and might make him associate going to the bathroom with pain.
Help him get comfortable with the potty
The child should first get comfortable with the idea of using a potty. The first thing to do is letting him know that the potty belongs to him. You can personalize it by letting him decorate it with stickers or writing his name.
Once he starts being comfortable, suggest different positions, but don’t pressure him or you will end up achieving the opposite. Potty training for boys is not as hard when you know the right thing to do.