Having kids is a wonderful experience for parents from all around the world, which can leave some pleasant memories, but perhaps, one of the most unpleasant is changing dirty diapers. This is surely an activity that no parent enjoys, and finding a way to teach your son to use the potty can turn out to be quite difficult, especially if you don’t have a strategy in mind.
Today, we’ll take a look at a couple of ways on how to potty train a boy to make sure that he understands everything well and is willing to use the potty. As I have been in the child care industry for years, teaching my son to go to the potty and knowing when to start potty training wasn’t an issue for me at all. There are many potty training methods, but choosing the right one depends on your child and whether he is willing to learn, is motivated by the idea and wishes to cooperate.
My son wasn’t like this. Not at all actually. Instead, he preferred his diapers more than anything in the world thanks to the fact that he was able to watch TV and do his business at the same time. Of course, as a parent, I did not agree to this, therefore I thought that it’s best to start the training earlier than later, as he was already over 20 months old. Hint: kids can learn to go to the potty as early as 18 months old, and boys tend to stay in their diapers somewhat longer than girls.
Perhaps one of the main potty training tips for boys that I can give you is to buy the right equipment. When your child is still small, it may be encouraged to buy a child-sized potty, rather than a toilet adaptor which may look scary for some. This is because most children are afraid of falling into the toilet, and a colourful adapter on top of it won’t really help at the beginning. Instead, buying a small potty only for your son will make going to the toilet seem more secure. However, do make sure that the product is comfy and that your child likes everything about it. You might even want to let him choose it. The idea behind child-sized potties is that boys need to be able to push during bowl movements, and to do so, they need stability. It’s best to kick things off with a child-sized potty and then move on to full toilet adapters, which your child surely won’t be scared of when the time comes.
Another important potty training method that I can give you is to always make sure that you communicate with your child. As simple of a subject as it may seem for you, potty training is quite complex for small boys, therefore, you can start by letting him know that it’s his very own potty, even let him personalize it and answer any questions that you boy might have. This will increase the bond between you two, while also showing your child that potty training isn’t so scary after all.
Based on everything that has been outlined so far, these are just a few of the many potty training tips for boys that can be used by parents for potty training boys. It’s important to find something that works well for your child, as everyone is different.