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Hey All You Hard Working Moms!!!
Okay well my son is turing 4 in a few months and he FINALLY has become interested in potty training!
But should I start him off with him sitting or standing to pee?
I have two boys and as long as they were tall enough I let them stand. You can put something like a cherrio in the potty to give them something to aim for and It helps keep the pee in the potty! Its also something fun that may encourage him to try more.
We tried sitting first and then we decided to let him make that decision. He really felt grown up when he could stand up just like daddy. He loved to potty at the same time as his daddy standing up. Sounds silly, but whatever it takes!
we stand at our house because thats the ways boys do it - he sees daddy stand and mommy sit so there is no way in heck he would sit. It does pose a problem when we are out and about (think about how high is unit is and then think about public restrooms ). If the toliet is low enough he stands on my feet and if its too high I just hold him up .......thank god he has yet to pee on me!
we started out at sitting - but it worked much better when he was able to stand. and i agree with the cheerios for target practice. we had these things called "piddles" that were bright colored pieces of styrofoam - damen got to pick the color, toss it in and then try to hit it
Everything I read in potty training books suggested having them learn to sit first (because if they have to poop and pee at the same time, they can is a good first reason for that) and then once they get control over both of their functions they can stand to pee and sit to poop. We started with my son sitting, and he actually still sits (he's been potty trained almost a year), but it's his choice. And actually in speaking with his pre-school teacher, she said a good 6 out of the 8 boys DO sit all of the time, so that may be a reason why he hasn't switched to standing as well (it's still socially acceptable in his class). I found it MUCH easier personally. I think it's really whatever your son is open to, and whatever would be easiest for all involved. Best of luck to you!