If you are planning to start potty training your boy, you need some creative tips to help you a long. Toilet training boys maybe a little more challenging than potty training girls. Your boy has to learn how to do potty sitting down then graduate to a standing position.
This simple difference throws many women a curve ball which they do not know how to handle. It is recommended that you first teach your son to sit down on the potty. Once he is good on that, you can slowly introduce the concept of standing up. Here, I am listing a few potty training tips to help you out:
Overcome the Fear of Mess
One major hindrance that parents face when they are considering potty training is the fear of mess. If you are worried about your carpet getting pooped on, simply roll it up and put it aside for a few week. That said, accidents will still happen. Go easy on this one. There is no mess that cannot be cleaned up. It will actually not be as messy as you thing. Your will be pleasantly surprised how fast your child will potty train. If potty training becomes very messy or takes longer than you thing, give yourself a patience pet talk and keep your focus.
Get a Number of Potties
Invest in a number of potties that are well suited for a boy and place them strategically in the rooms you use most. You do not want to be running upstairs to get the potty. Your child will not have enough muscle control to hold back when the urge to use the potty comes. Be prepared.
Involve your Boy
Involve your child by allowing them to select an appropriate boy potty, pull ups and underwear of their choice. Children tend to get so excited over such things. He will be looking forward to using the potty that he hand-picked for himself without too much of a fight.
Stay on Course
Once you start potty training, do not look back until your boy is successfully toilet trained. When you face setback, and you will face setbacks, do not make it a big deal. Get back on course and keep striving to reach your goal. May parents tend to give up too soon. This only serves to confuse your boy even more.
Reward your Boy
Remember to reward your boy when he gets it right. Not at the end, but during the training. Praise your child and let him know how proud you are. You also deserve a good reward for staying focused. Children love attention and praise from their parents and siblings. Never reprimand or criticize your boy harshly. This can cause a very long term wound in him. Let him know it is okay to make mistakes.
Ask Daddy to Help
While potty training boys , daddy can be of real help. He is the best role model for your child to imitate. He can teach your boy how to use the toilet standing up, at the right time, in a way that you cannot. An older brother can also help out on this one.
Enjoy the Process
Enjoy teaching your son these things. Do not think of it as a chore and ditch any timelines you have on how long this process should take. Trust me, your boy will soon be all grown up and you will miss these moments of teaching him.
These tips will help you along in toilet training your son. This daunting milestone will soon be over and your boy will be happily using the toilet with little or no help from you.