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#1 ELH05

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

I'm toilet training DS and I can't get him to stand up to do a wee.  My fault, I've plonked him the toilet from the start of TT (straight on the toilet, no potty) and now he just prefers to sit rather than stand.  Should I be trying to change this ASAP or let him keep going without making a big deal?  He sometimes copies his Dad but generally it's a sit down !

#2 Pixar

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

Leave him, he will stand when he is ready.

DS2 (4.5) has been standing practically since he was toilet trained.

DS1 (7) on the other hand has always preferred to sit. Blew me away 2 days ago when I walked past (doesn't care about privacy that one) and saw him standing!


Oh and sitting has the added benefit of less chance of missing the target and making a mess biggrin.gif

Edited by Pixar, 17 January 2013 - 11:14 PM.


#3 newkie

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Keep him sitting as long as possible! I had a very tall 2.5 year old DS and never taught him to sit down to pee, he just went straight to standing up like dad. Fast forward to now and he's 9.5 years old, and still can't aim to save himself!

I plan on sitting DS2 on the toilet from the get go, not making that mistake again! Girls are soooo much easier in that respect.

#4 Justaduck

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

Most of the boys I helped TT (I worked in childcare) would sit down. You would just need to sometimes remind them to point it down so you didn't get a puddle on the floor. These were little toilets though, not regular home sized ones.
They would stand at them when they were tall enough, or when they saw their friend doing it and wanted to copy.
He will stand when he is ready original.gif

#5 ELH05

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Thank you - great to know !

#6 BaduBJ

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

my DS is the opposite! He is 24 months, speaks in 4-6 word sentences and has been telling us when his nappy needs changing for 6 months, but he WILL NOT stay seated long enough to use a potty. He will come to me and say "maybe liam do wees garden" if he is not too busy playing, because he needs help to pull his pants off.


#7 YandiGirl

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

I don't know why you would want him to stand? My man sits most of the time, unless he's in a situation where standing is more appropriate. I like that he sits. There's no potential for mess!

#8 Carmen02

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

get him to sit as long as possible!! DS1 sat to wee till he hit school and all the boys where doing it so he wanted to..less mess when they are sitting lol

#9 Domestic Goddess

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

My poor DS is totally confused. Unfortunately, at daycare they have the little kiddies toilets and they just let him stand there as he prefers it that way.
However, I want him to sit down and I have told them this many times. DS does not recognize the feeling that goes along with the urge of having to do a poo yet.
He will sit on the toilet to do a wee and is completely surprised to find he has done a poo as well. If he was standing up at the time, it would be a big mess on the floor.....

So I would be happy for him to start doing it all sitting. The standing bit will come when he goes to school and sees other kids standing up....

#10 Feraldadathome

Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE (Pixar @ 18/01/2013, 12:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Leave him, he will stand when he is ready.


This. And really, what does it matter, apart from convenience? I'm tall and, if there is only a toilet available, sitting is prob less messy. Urinal of course more convenient....




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