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Potty training boys urinal thingies - good idea or ridiculous?!

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DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Fri 22-Mar-13 17:51:15

Am thinking of getting one but don't know if I'm being enticed by something that's actually a terrible idea?!

You can get a mini plastic urinal shaped thing to sit on the edge of the loo, or suction to a wall...

I am finding it attractive as I can't pick him up / move steps around so he can use the main toilet (am disabled), but I think he likes the maleness of weeing standing up.


My Ds is just turned 3 and physically ready for potty training, but in a dither about it mentally. The nursery are really pushing me to get him potty trained as he's the last in his class, but I've held off as I don't want to make things worse by pestering him to do something he doesn't want to do yet. However I do think the time is coming when we should get it done, so am preparing.

Hes very keen to wee standing up when he's at my dads visiting (once a month), but gets upset when it splashes eveywhere around the potty. He doesn't have any other 'male weeing role model', and I think it's one of the things that's confusing him about potty training. He sits on the potty (w trousers & nappy on) when I'm on the loo, & is keen to be involved in the whole toilet thing, but he's just not sure who he's supposed to be copying... Wonder if it would help to skip the weeing sitting down stage & make him feel like a big boy?

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Fri 22-Mar-13 17:54:51

These are the things I mean btw!

SteepApproach Sun 24-Mar-13 10:45:41

Goodness, the things they come up with! I can see the attraction for you, I'm also disabled but have a girl and was fortunately able to get her to move her own step, is this a possibility for you? I say this because the nursery may well want him to wee sitting down, some of them do these days to save on mess.

In any case, they shouldn't be pressuring you, just turned 3 is hardly late for a boy. I think you're right to wait. My dd was almost 3 when she said herself that she wanted to wear knickers and I'm so glad I waited for her because the whole thing has happened without upset to her. I've heard similar from other people who've waited. Though I don't have a nursery or anyone else on my back about it.

Do you know any parents with boy toddlers who could model using a potty? That's how my dd got interested.

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