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Peeing standing up - when to start?

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PiratePanda Mon 06-May-13 07:30:02

DS 2.10 has mastered the potty now for wees and poos, and no longer has accidents.... apart from weeing on his trousers when he's sitting on the potty and forgets to point percy (sigh).

Is it too soon to teach him to pee standing up in the loo? When should we start?

ilovepowerhoop Mon 06-May-13 08:36:45

when he can get his willy over the rim of the toilet!

Sirzy Mon 06-May-13 08:37:59

DS is 3.5 and still can't wee standing, he wants too but even stood on his stool he isn't tall enough to reach

Goldmandra Mon 06-May-13 08:40:50

Do you need to teach him to do it? Isn't it better that they pee sitting down wherever possible?

I understand that when they're older they might want to do it to save face in school toilets, etc but surely they won't need to be taught by that age. They'll just do it.

I prefer small children weeping to be as still and controlled as possible in my house.

ilovepowerhoop Mon 06-May-13 08:44:04

my ds had to strip from the waist down to get his legs wide enough to pee on the toilet so it was easier and more convenient for him (and me) to pee standing up.

Mutley77 Mon 06-May-13 08:48:13

My DS has only just started to regularly pee standing up at age 4 and a half. I indicated to him that he could (and obv he sees DH doing it) but he seemed more comfortable sitting down and I didn't want to force the issue - although DH always told him to stand up if he was going to wee sitting down (MEN!?)

I figure it's up to them really isn't it and I didn't want to create any stress around it - a pee in the toilet was fine for me however it got there!

Kt8791 Mon 06-May-13 09:30:52

I think it depends in the child. Ds1 was potty trained at 2.5 and after a couple of months insisted on weeing standing up as that us what daddy did. Ds2 was also potty trained at 2.5 and is nearly 3 and has no desire to wee standing up. I actually wish ds1 would sit down as his aim isn't always great! I think they need to be able to wee standing up by the time they start school.

Shattereddreams Mon 06-May-13 09:41:04

DS is 3 in a few weeks, reliably dry for almost a year. The only time he wees standing up is for nature wees and Mummy holds it. His legs are too short and he doesn't reach the toilet rim.

PiratePanda Mon 06-May-13 18:32:02

Sounds like we'll need to wait a while longer before DH teaches him to wee standing. Meanwhile, I shall keep yelling "point percy" across the room every time he ventures over to the potty.

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