How to Potty Train a Boy
While there is definitely no right or wrong way to potty train a boy, most potty training experts (see what the experts says about potty training a boy - standing or sitting?) will recommend that toddler boys should be potty trained sitting down. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends encouraging & teaching toddler boys to urinate sitting down. Read More
- Get rid of all diapers and pull ups, use training pants or "big boy" underwear
- Be CONSISTENT
- Scolding doesn't work, positive reinforcement DOES!
- Educate yourself FIRST, then teach your child the correct potty training steps
- Don't expect him to know how to go potty just because you do
- Have LOTS of dry practice runs
Boys Potty Training Problems
- "Use Potty Chair or Potty Seat"
- "Power Struggle when using the One Day Method"
- "Potty Scotty & Potty Patty Dolls of Multi-Ethnicity"
- "Changing The Way I Potty Train My Son"
Ages & Stages
With kids changing and growing so quickly in these early years of life, it is nice to know what to expect. One big mile stone is potty training! Here are tips and information on potty training based on your child's age or stage of life they are in or will be.
- 18 months old
- 2 years old
- 3 years old
- 4 and older
Potty Training Boys - Helpful Checklist
When potty training boys you want to have a clear understanding of what potty training method or technique you want to use, have a plan for rewards, and a long term plan for night time, car rides and public restrooms. Toddler boys, in general, seem to be harder to potty train than girls, so you want to make sure that you have all the tools ready and accessible for your toddler to be successful. Here is a basic potty training checklist to get you started...
- Boys Potty Training Chairs (1 per floor)
- Potty Seats & Stools (1 per bathroom)
- Training Pants for Boys (6-12 pairs)
- Potty Training Dolls
- Books & DVDs (for kids & adults)
- Potty Training Aids for Boys
- Free Potty Training Charts
- Potty Watch (to remind your child)
- Toilet Targets