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I haven't toilet trained a child for 11 years and never a boy .. Has anything changed ? Any new gadgets etc ?

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bishboschone Mon 25-Apr-16 13:30:17

My son is 4 with special needs , I'm determined he will be toilet trained and we are getting there . I know you can get potable potties etc but is there any alternative for boys ? Has anyone used washable toilet training pants etc ? any advice will be helpful .

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drspouse Mon 25-Apr-16 14:16:37

We used them and liked them for our DS, pull-up disposables are pointless as they are just nappies but with washable training pants they do actually feel they are wet.

We are currently potty training DC2 who is 23 months (see other despairing thread) and we are doing much more random nakedness than we did with DS, but using them when we have to go somewhere/on carpet.

Bright Bots brand are teeny, Pop Ins brand are quite big (and some special offers for Real Nappy Week if you hurry), there are others available on ebay including Bambino Mio that you can also get in some Boots to check for size.

bishboschone Mon 25-Apr-16 18:50:35

Thank you for your reply . I'll look into those options . I'm surprised there isn't some sort of boys Wee potty yet .

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drspouse Mon 25-Apr-16 19:54:39

I actually saw a potty urinal on the Argos website but ran screaming and blacked it out till you mentioned it.
I don't know anyone who's trained a toddler to go standing up.

Catmuffin Mon 25-Apr-16 19:58:45

Oh my God. Weeing into a frog's mouth. How unpleasant.

bishboschone Mon 25-Apr-16 20:23:57

That's the thing , he does Wee standing up . I was thinking of a mobile device .. Maybe I'll just use a bottle . hmm

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Natad00dle Mon 25-Apr-16 20:26:47

There are portable potties. A friend of mine used this one for her little boy and was very happy with it.,default,pd.html

Natad00dle Mon 25-Apr-16 20:29:46

Sorry, I misread your post - this one is a portable urinal - for that price it might be worth a try.

Peasandsweetcorn Mon 25-Apr-16 20:30:08

The thing to remember with boys is always check which way their penis is pointing before the start weeing. And if you are pulling their pants up for them, you have to pull their pants out and around their penis as otherwise it ends up getting pulled upwards and pointing up out over the top of the pants which must be uncomfortable & causes a lot of mess next time they have an accident.

winchester1 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:30:30

My ds wees standing but just uses a normal potty for it or at home he uses a step and the toilet.

Mountainstream Mon 25-Apr-16 20:36:49

grin at potty training gadgets.
3 purple potties from Wilko's, one in the upstairs bathroom, one downstairs and on for the car / under the pram etc. They cost about £2.00 each.

Dc1 potty trained herself, dc2 not so much. Chocolate buttons as bribe worked a treat nothing else worked.

mudandmayhem01 Mon 25-Apr-16 20:39:54

My ds never sat down to pee. Aiming at ping pong ball in the loo was very popular.

drspouse Mon 25-Apr-16 20:42:35

Actually maybe I should get a musical potty for DD, to persuade her it IS possible to wee on the potty. See other despairing thread..

drspouse Mon 25-Apr-16 20:42:41

Actually maybe I should get a musical potty for DD, to persuade her it IS possible to wee on the potty. See other despairing thread..

bishboschone Mon 25-Apr-16 20:58:09

I have the musical potty too ( have literally tried everything in the last 4 years ) ... It's ok but he is a bit big for it now . I have a multitude of toilet seats and steps etc . Nothing seems to have changed since I toilet trained my daughter . !

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CatWithKittens Tue 26-Apr-16 11:22:24

We have always used training pants with ours - sometimes in a car or out padded with a folded terry nappy for extra absorbency but still so they felt they were in pants not a nappy. The pants on their own have limited absorbency but do stop carpets, seats and shop floors being drenched provided you notice the signs of "going", peculiar to each child in my experience of 5. Oh - the joys of motherhood! Good luck with it all wine

bishboschone Tue 26-Apr-16 12:17:50

Thank you . It's so hard as he has limited speech etc but I don't want a life of nappies so I'm determined he can do it .. I may need that wine though !

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