4 year old DS won’t pee standing!

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Scotland2018 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:41:15

Got a 4 year old DS who’s potty trained perfectly. No accidents now. He’s starting school later this year but has no interest in standing to pee. He’s always just sat down.

When he starts school, I’d imagine there will be urinals. Should I worry just now, or will he grasp it when he starts school and sees other boys standing up to wee?

Ex husband isn’t around and I only have an older DD, so no male experience.

Any tips/advice would be appreciated 😊

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Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Mar-18 17:49:22

I was going to suggest watching his father, pee the perfect arch !

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Mar-18 17:50:51

Another way, is to place a bright sticker, on the back of the toilet, as target practice, only boys can, no girls allowed.

Scotland2018 Mon 12-Mar-18 17:53:40

Thank you for the advice, I will take that on board. What do we do with his willy? Does it need to be held and does his foreskin need to be pulled back. Does he wipe or shake after it? Having never had a willy, I’m clueless!

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Bejeena Mon 12-Mar-18 18:39:02

Personally I would just rejoice that your toilet seat remains clean.

In lots of countries in Europe it is totally normal for men to sit down to pee unless in a urinal.

Don't think you need to worry about it at all

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 12-Mar-18 21:16:18

He just needs to hold his willy, point at the target, pee and shake.
No need to retract the foreskin.

Cottoneyed12 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:41:21

I hated the day my son wanted to stand to wee. Can’t remember his age maybe 4-5 but he’s now 6 and still wees everywhere. No matter how many times I remind him to hold it still, lift the lid, watch his wee he will wee on the seat, the wall, the floor. Everywhere.

I walked past him the other day and he was looking at the sky whilst weeing on the floor. I told him anymore and he’ll be forced to sit angry.

I’m sure he can go into the cubicle at school if he doesn’t want to stand. I wouldn’t worry.

masktaster Tue 13-Mar-18 12:58:57

My 31 year old DP sits to pee unless he has to use a urinal. It's brill, but it does come as a shock when I visit home (stepdad and two younger brothers can never remember to put the seat back down!)

Nurseries/schools often have non-segregated facilities for the first couple of years, so all kids end up using a cubicle. By the time it's mostly urinals at school, he might've decided he likes to stand up, or that he'll always use the cubical. His choice, really.

Scotland2018 Wed 28-Mar-18 11:12:20

We have a breakthrough!

He Had to have an wee outside recently! Went behind a tree. Must come naturally to boys lol

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werewolfhowls Fri 30-Mar-18 21:54:47

I know several men that prefer to sit.

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