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Potty Training for Boys

Teaching your son how to use the potty will require time and patience on your part, and a reasonable degree of cooperation and motivation from your son.

The key to potty training success is starting when your son is interested, willing, and physically able to. While some kids are ready as young as 18 months, others may not be prepared to learn until well past their third birthday. Some experts believe that boys are in diapers a bit longer than girls because they’re generally more active and may less likely to stop and take the time to use the potty.

Once you’ve determined that your son is ready to start, focus on timing. Stress or big life changes may make successful toilet training difficult.

Be sure your child’s routine is well established. If he’s just started preschool or has a new sibling, he may be less receptive to change or feel too overwhelmed to tackle this new challenge. Wait until he seems open to new ideas, so you can potty train successfully.

Toddlers learn by imitation, and watching you use the bathroom is a natural first step. He may notice that Daddy uses the potty differently than Mommy does, which creates a great opportunity for you to explain the basic mechanics of how boys use the bathroom.

When buying a potty for your son, look for one without a urine guard (or a removable one). Although they may protect your bathroom from a little stray pee, more often they tend to bump into and scrape a boy’s penis when he sits down on the potty. This could make him to associate going to the bathroom with pain.

Original article : https://www.babycenter.com/0_tips-for-potty-training-boys_11652.bc